CIRCUIT BREAKER INTERVIEW: Richard Loncraine and Imelda Staunton the Familiarity of ‘Finding Your Feet’

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Focus Features | Finding Your Feet

Finding Your Feet” is the story of the rich wife of a British Lord who must rebuild her life after learning of her husband’s years-long affair with her best friend. Part of that rebuilding means moving into her working-class sister’s apartment and rediscovering what life is like without the big house and the sprawling grounds and the garden parties.

Academy Award nominee Imelda Staunton stars as Sandra, the woman at the center of this tale. Staunton was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in “Vera Drake” in 2004. While she had appeared onscreen many times before, that film opened a lot of doors for her. She went on to more films including the “Harry Potter” franchise, “Pride,” and “Maleficent.” These days, Staunton splits her time between the screen and the stage, where she has spent the past several years performing in shows at London’s West End.

Director Richard Loncraine has brought us such films as “Wimbledon,” “Richard III,” and “The Special Relationship.” He also directed pieces of the highly acclaimed miniseries “Band of Brothers,” and was part of the Emmy Award-winning directing team.

I recently had the chance to talk with both Loncraine and Staunton about their work on “Finding Your Feet.” We discussed their initial interest in the project, their hopes for the film as it finds its way to audiences, and more.

We would like to thank Richard Loncraine and Imelda Staunton for taking the time to talk about their film.

“Finding Your Feet” is distributed by Focus Features and is in theaters now.