The Lost King plus Q&A

We are delighted to welcome Tobias Capwell to The Riverside to introduce the film and talk about his involvement. The talk will take place before the film screening and start promptly at 6pm.

Tobias works with the Wallace Collection in London and was an advisor to the film and helped with the creation of its armoury. He will talk about the real events that take place in the film, his involvement with the discovery of the remains of Richard III and their subsequent study, the reburial, and the making of the film. He also hopes to be able to bring along a few pieces of armour and costume used in the film. His exhibition The Lost King: Imagining Richard III is currently running at the Wallace Collection.

In 2012, having been lost for over 500 years, the remains of King Richard III were discovered beneath a carpark in Leicester. The search had been orchestrated by an amateur historian, Philippa Langley, whose unrelenting research had been met with incomprehension by her friends and family and with scepticism by experts and academics.

THE LOST KING is the life-affirming true story of a woman who refused to be ignored and who took on the country's most eminent historians, forcing them to think again about one of the most controversial kings in England's history.

Stephen Frears, director of “The Queen,” “My Beautiful Laundrette,” and “Dangerous Liaisons,” is now 81, and he directs “The Lost King” with a staid but steady elegance. Sally Hawkins, who has given so many extraordinary performances and, in this movie, may just give her greatest one yet, plays Philippa as an “ordinary” woman distinguished by everything that’s dysfunctional about her. Steve Coogan plays her ex-husband, John, at his cuddliest and least cutting, which is still pretty cutting!

Programme Type: Film

Director: Stephen Frears

Cast: Sally Hawkins, Steve Coogan, Harry Lloyd

Certificate: 12A

Running Time: 108 minutes

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