Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

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15th February 2019

2017, UK 106 mins

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.

Nominated for 3 BAFTAs, the film cast includes one Oscar winner: Vanessa Redgrave; one BAFTA winner: Jamie Bell; and two Oscar nominees: Annette Bening and Julie Walters. Reuniting Julie Walters and Jamie Bell 17 years after Billy Elliot (2000).

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