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Andrew Scott introduces Pride (in cinemas September 2014)
Andrew Scott has sent us a lovely and exclusive video greeting and introduction for his new film Pride, out in cinemas this September.
Andrew Scott (Moriarty in the BBC’s Sherlock) and Charlotte Riley (Cathy in ITV’s Wuthering Heights and Nance in the film Edge of Tomorrow) play two expert liars who meet in an ocular prosthetics clinic. Elena, a teacher, is about to undergo surgery to receive a cosmetic eye to replace one of hers which has been disfigured by glaucoma. Sean, her prosthetics specialist, is crafting and hand-painting a shell to exactly match Elena’s good eye. Flattered by her interest in him, Sean embarks on a relationship with her, in part as a distraction from his own chaotic life, but the closer they get, the more he realises that her charismatic stories may all be lies. Is Elena ready for surgery and is Sean ready for a relationship?
First broadcast: Monday 01 September 2014
Andrew Scott will be on BBC Radio 4 on the 1st and 29th of September.
More details will follow.
There’s no other link. On “upcoming store events and workshops”, you have to click “view more” until the date shows the 28th of August and then you’ll see it. OR you can filter (on the right of the title) it on “events” and it will show up without having to click to view more.
Join Andrew Scott (Sherlock) and Faye Marsay (The Bletchley Circle) as they discuss their latest film Pride. This heartwarming British comedy is set in the summer of 1984, where a group of gay and lesbian activists raise money to support the families of striking miners, though the Union seems embarrassed to receive their support. Undeterred they go direct to the miners and so begins the extraordinary true story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership. Come early as seating is limited. Register before arrival.
I’ve got a bit of a double feeling about it, to be honest.
First, it would be great to get more attention to ALS and its research funding and everything. I think that’s a great thing and all these famous people participating was an amazing way to get attention to it really fast.
But now I feel like it’s becoming more about “to see that one famous person getting soaked and see how the white shirt he/she’s wearing will cling to his/her body like woahhh so fucking sexy I need this now!!!”. You know what I mean? And I think that’s really wrong. You do not need this, people are not obligated to participate, whether or not they are nominated.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against it. I just think people shouldn’t have their needs to see someone getting soaked fulfilled on the back of a terrible disease like ALS.
So, yay for awareness and getting more people to donate. Kinda nayyy to “omg I want this because it’d be so sexy.”
But that’s my personal view on it.:)
Andrew Scott: Behind the Scenes on his ‘Attitude’ cover shoot
Hi-def scans of the interview. Enjoy!