Exclusive interview with The Children Act director Richard Eyre

Powerful drama The Children Act is out now in Cineworld, adapted by author Ian McEwan from his own novel.

The movie is the story of a High Court judge (played by Oscar-winner Emma Thompson) who, in the midst of a crumbling marriage, takes on a particularly difficult legal case. The subject in question is a young, devout Jehovah's Witness (Dunkirk's Fionn Whitehead) who is refusing a life-saving blood transfusion on the basis of his faith.

It's a movie that asks difficult questions and elicits strong performances from its cast, also including Stanley Tucci as Thompson's on-screen husband. We caught up with director Richard Eyre, a theatre veteran who has directed the films Iris and Notes on a Scandal, to discuss Thompson's formidable contribution to the drama, among other things. Check it out below.

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