Mike Leigh

MPs Clive Lewis and David Lammy join film director Mike Leigh for new 'Let Us Vote' campaign.
Lily Dorment and Sarah Street Beverly blames "women's lib" for what's going wrong with the world, not unlike the millions
We still find it hard to discuss social class. It can feel like a conversational minefield, sown with the potential for disaster: there are so many subtleties of language, identity and heritage that it can feel perilous just to raise the subject.
Fancy yourself a budding screenwriter? Got a story to a tell, just needing a bit of a push, some wise words and a few more
Veteran film director Mike Leigh describes the work of Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp as “Hollywood acting, which
It's always challenging when you're stepping into the role of someone who isn't you. It's Woody Allen, so you worry - you have to get over your insecurities about what you're doing.
Even if Thatcher did not seem to understand the importance of cinema in British society, she certainly inspired a new breed of film directors - Ken Loach, Stephen Frears, Peter Greenaway, Neil Jordan and Mike Leigh created some of their best work in the eighties. Looking back now, it could be argued that the Thatcher period was the golden age of British film.
"Make a film based on the Olympics," is your only instruction. What would YOU do? Four celebrated British filmmakers were
Mike Leigh's Abigail's Party is an iconic play which has a home in the hearts of many thanks to it's 1977 Hampstead Theatre production and subsequent BBC airing. If you knew it then, you'll still love it now, but what for a young whippersnapper like me, who wasn't even alive when the play landed on the scene?
A costume drama set during the French revolution and starring Diane Kruger as Marie Antoinette has kicked off the annual