Pride UK Premiere

Directed by Matthew Warchus
Starring Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Andrew Scott, Ben Schnetzer, Faye Marsay, George MacKay, Dominic West and Paddy Considine
In UK cinemas September 12th, 2014

by Laura Patricia Jones

Keeping true to its roots, the stars and real life characters from Pride stepped out in Camden last night for the film’s UK premiere. Boasting a heavily home-grown British cast and a script of one liners to die for, all involved with the film were keen to tell all about this remarkable true story.

What happens when a group of gay activists shimmy from the familiar surroundings of the Electric Ballroom and underground night life to a small mining community in Wales in an attempt to befriend the locals? Pride is based on the inspirational yet relatively unknown story of LGSM – Lesbians and Gay Men Support The Miners. Directed by the Tony Award winning theatre director Matthew Warchus (Matilda: The Musical, God of Carnage), the film follows a large ensemble cast led by Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton with the other vibrant roles played by a host of British actors including Dominic West, Paddy Considine, Joseph Gilgun, Ben Schnetzer, George MacKay and Faye Marsay.

The line up for the premiere included not only the cast but original and founding members of LGSM keen to tell their tale. Pride is the adventure of what happens when two worlds collide and find equality over their shared history of prejudices and oppression.  They forge the most unlikeliest of friendships – standing in union against their mutual enemy.   In the same high spirits as their characters in the 1985 pride march, the evening was lively and banterous as the cast shared just what it was like to work on what was effectively an 8 week adventure around London and Wales.


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