Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool
- 106 minutes
Directed by Paul McGuigan
Starring Jamie Bell, Annette Bening, Julie Walters, Vanessa Redgrave, Stephen Graham
In 1981, aged 57, Gloria Grahame is eking out the last of her celebrity on the stage. When she collapses before a performance one night she calls former lover Peter Turner, a twentysomething actor in Liverpool, and asks if she can come to recuperate at his family home.
The timeline then splits between scenes of Grahame elegantly dying under the care of Peter’s indomitable mother (Julie Walters), and flashbacks to Grahame and Turner’s brief but passionate romance.
A love story told with tremendous warmth and tenderness that you won’t want to miss this year!
“One of the biggest audience pleasers… this year” – The Hollywood Reporter
4 stars - “A tremendous central duo breathe life into Paul McGuigan’s endearing retelling of the real-life romance between a struggling young actor and Oscar-winner Gloria Grahame” – The Guardian
4 stars - "Annette Bening lights up the screen, but Jamie Bell is a sweet, vulnerable marvel" - The Telegraph
4 stars – “It’s a classy weepy with some killer dialogue, but Bening is the big sell here. Given one of the juiciest roles of her career, she makes every moment count.” - Empire