London Film Festival 2019 Round-up: Part 2

25 Oct 2019

8 mins
The Aeronauts - Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones
The Aeronauts - Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones

Recently we were at the 63rd BFI London Film Festival with a veritable batallion of our young reporters, who took to the red carpets to talk to some of the stars and talent behind a host of new releases that will be gracing cinemas over the coming months. Check out part two of our collection of interviews below - and catch-up on the opening film and more in part one.

The Aeronauts

Starring Into Film Ambassador Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones - reunited on screen for the first time since they swept the Awards circuit for their performances in The Theory of EverythingThe Aeronauts sees the pair taking to the skies, in the true-story of a 19th century balloon expedition to fly higher than anyone in history. We were lucky enough to speak to the two leads, as well as co-stars Rebecca Front and Lewin Lloyd, producer Todd Lieberman, and director and writer Tom Harper - who recently visited a school in London to help us highlight our work on promoting careers in the film industry to young people.


The latest film from the prolific Michael Winterbottom, Greed is a dark satire revolving around the world of the super-rich, as a business tycoon (based on Phillip Green) throws a lavish birthday party to prove to the world that he's still relevant. We had the chance to speak to some of the stars of the film: actors Steve Coogan, Jamie Blackley, Asa Butterfield, Pearl Mackie, and Jonny Sweet. Check out the interviews below.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood is based on the real-life friendship between cynical journalist Tom Junod and gentle US children's TV presenter Fred Rogers, with Tom Hanks as the famously soothing television legend and Matthew Rhys as the journalist tasked with profiling him. Check out our interview with the film's director Marielle Heller below.


Rocks is a lively and vibrant coming of age story following a group of girls growing up in London, and presents an authentic picture of youth in the capital in a more diverse and striking way than most films ever manage. Check out our interviews with director Sarah Gavron, producer Ameenah Ayub Allen, and a whole host of the film's incredible young cast.

Official Secrets

This real life drama tells the story of Katharine Gun, who made a gut-wrenching decision to defy her government in favour of the British public. Check out out interview with Gun herself, as well as journalist Martin Bright, and director Gavin Hood below.

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