Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool

Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 45min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paul McGuigan
  • Cast: Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Kenneth Cranham, Vanessa Redgrave, Frances Barber, Julie Walters
  • UK release: 17 November 2017

London, 1978: young actor Peter Turner (Bell) meets and falls in love with 50s film star Gloria Grahame (Bening). Sensitively adapted from Turner’s own memoir, it features a luminous performance from Bening as the faded star and moves with wonderful fluidity from the present to flashbacks. A lovely celebration of a unique woman.

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Performance times

Ace Centre, Nelson (0.0 miles)

Cross Street, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 7NN
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Mon 1 Oct

  • 15:00

All Saints Arts Centre, Lewes (0.0 miles)

Friars Walk, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2LE
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Fri 16 Nov

£5.50 some concessions

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (15)

This adaptation of Peter Turner’s memoir depicts the surprising romance between Oscar winning movie star Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening), then in her mid-fifties and Turner (Jamie Bell), a young actor in his twenties. This real-life May to December relationship is recreated with warmth and tenderness and effortlessly brought to life by Bening and Bell.

Their relationship spans London, Los Angeles, New York and… Liverpool. With Vanessa Redgrave, Stephen Graham, Frances Barber, Kenneth Cranham and Julie Walters.Subtitled Screenings The screenings on Saturday 18th November at 8.45pm ">Subtitled Screenings Facebook Group.

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Reviews & features

Annette Bening dubs Barbara Broccoli remarkable

3 Jan 2018

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Annette Bening has praised Barbara Broccoli as a "quite remarkable" woman. The 59-year-old Academy Award nominee stars as real life actress Gloria Grahame in the romance 'Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool', and although admitting she felt nervous…

Jamie Bell didn't know if he was good enough to play alongside Annette Bening

16 Nov 2017

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Jamie Bell didn't know if he was good enough to star alongside Annette Bening. The 31-year-old actor stars alongside the Oscar nominee in 'Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool', and admitted he had to go away and work out how to "hold my own" against…

Jamie Bell: I'm a great sidekick

9 Nov 2017

Film gossip

Jamie Bell prefers playing the "funny sidekick" on screen rather than be the leading man. The 31-year-old actor is currently starring as real life actor Peter Turner alongside Hollywood legend Annette Bening as actress Gloria Grahame in 'Film Stars…

Jamie Bell's nervous sex scenes with Annette Bening

3 Nov 2017

Film gossip

Jamie Bell admits it was a daunting prospect to shoot sex scenes with Hollywood legend Annette Bening. The 31-year-old actor stars alongside the multi-time Oscar nominee in the movie 'Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool', in which Bening portrays real…

Annette Bening felt safe working with Jamie Bell

12 Oct 2017

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Annette Bening felt "safe" shooting intense age gap romance 'Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool' with Jamie Bell The 59-year-old Academy Award nominee stars as real life actress Gloria Grahame who meets the unknown actor Peter Turner (Bell) in 1978…

Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool

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LFF 2017: Annette Bening and Jamie Bell are outstanding in this captivating celebration of Gloria Grahame

Although she was an Oscar-winner (for Vincente Minnelli's 1952 scorcher The Bad and the Beautiful) and had made her mark from It's a Wonderful Life to Oklahoma! Gloria Grahame's star had well and truly waned by the early 1980s, with her final years…

Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool Trailer

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