The One and Only Mike Leigh (2014)

In a revealing documentary, Mike Leigh, director of Secrets & Lies, Vera Drake and Abigail's Party among many others, talks to Alan Yentob about a unique body of work and a lifelong struggle to make films on his own terms. On day one of a Mike Leigh film, there is no script, no story and the actors do not know if they will even be in the final film. It is a process that has yielded some of cinema's most celebrated performances, and Leigh's new film Mr Turner is already winning critical acclaim. Actors including Jim Broadbent, Eddie Marsan, Sally Hawkins, Lesley Manville and James Corden give fascinating insights into the director and his distinctive method of working.

Directing:
  • Jude Ho

Stars:
Release Date: 2014-11-24
  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 105
Sally Hawkins
Sally Hawkins
Herself
Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
Himself
Eddie Marsan
Eddie Marsan
Himself
Alison Steadman
Alison Steadm...
Herself
Phil Davis
Phil Davis
Himself
Lesley Manville
Lesley Manvil...
Herself
Timothy Spall
Timothy Spall
Himself
Marion Bailey
Marion Bailey
Herself
Alan Yentob
Alan Yentob
Himself - Presenter
Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
Himself
Abi Morgan
Abi Morgan
Herself
Ruth Sheen
Ruth Sheen
Herself