Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool – In Cinemas Now!

The highly-anticipated & Oscar-tipped, Liverpool-centric movie has finally come home to your local cinema!

Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool – In Cinemas Now!

by Culture Liverpool

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FORMER Hollywood star, Gloria Graheme (Annette Bening), is now performing in theatres in the UK. When she collapses one night,

Directed by Paul McGuigan, FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL stars Annette Bening (American Beauty, Bugsy, Being Julia) and Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot, Fantastic Four, King Kong) and will open across the UK on 17 November. Reviews are widely positive, with an overwhelming 93% on Rotten Tomatoes.

After a hugely successful home premiere at FACT this Monday, the Lionsgate & Eon Productions are now rolling out the Oscar-tipped movie all over the country. Monday’s premiere saw Hollywood switch the red carpet for the cobbles of Wood Street, with Dame Julie Walters (Harry Potter, Billy Elliot, Mamma Mia!), IM Global Founder, Stuart Ford, Bond Series Film Producer Barbara Broccoli (Skyfall, Spectre, Goldeneye), Producer Colin Vaines (Gangs of New York, Coriolanus) Leanne Best (Cold Feet, Tin Star, Fortitude) and Screenwriter, Matt Greenhalgh (Nowhere Boy, Control), attending right here in the heart of Liverpool.

Based on Peter Turner’s memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Bening) in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme-fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control.

The film also stars honorary scouser, Academy Award Nominee, BAFTA & Golden Globe Winning Actress Dame Julie Walters. As well as local-favourite, Stephen Graham (Little Boy Blue, Snatch, Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy) and six-time Academy Award-nominee & Academy Award-winner, Vanessa Redgrave (Julia, Camelot, Atonement).

The film has strong performances from both Annette Bening & Jamie Bell, with many claiming Jamie Bell put in a career-defining performance and really coming into his own since his early performance as his unforgettable character, Billy Elliot.

See an intense scene below, which showcases the turbulence in their heartwarming & heartbreaking relationship.

Liverpool Film Office

The film comes out of the hard work of our very own Liverpool Film Office, the team that has supported in the making of hit TV series & blockbuster movies including Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them, Peaky Blinders, Captain America & Sherlock Holmes, to name a few, as well as the upcoming Tolkein biopic, shot entirely in the region.

Our team even made the credits!!! We’re so proud well done guys!

Follow LFO on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram to keep up to date with the latest in film in Liverpool, and keep your eyes peeled for some big announcements in the New Year.

Watch the trailer to the film below.

Book your tickets to watch Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool at FACT here.

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