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Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool Rated 15

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Dir. Paul McGuigan. UK, 2017. 1h 46m. Starring Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Vanessa Redgrave, Julie Walters, Leanne Best, Kenneth Cranham, Stephen Graham.

The real life story of fading Hollywood star Gloria Graheme’s romance with young British actor Peter Tuner, based on his memoirs. An insightful and emotional drama with poignant central performances by Bening and Bell.

'Brittle and insecure, yet also steely and magnetic, Bening's performance is full of nuance.’ ★★★★ Philip De Semlyen, Time Out

’Had the film simply been The Annette Bening Show, we'd certainly have coped. But she's matched every step of the way by Bell, in a flat-out career-best performance achieved so naturally it's a marvel.’ ★★★★ Tim Robey, The Telegraph