Lesley Manville Talks Another Year, Mike Leigh

Lesley Manville Talks Another Year, Mike Leigh

Thompson on Hollywood

Of all the descriptions I’ve heard from various folks about the famed Mike Leigh process–whereby the writer-director starts at zero with a troupe of actors and winds up after a lengthy workshop period with a solid character-driven screenplay–long-term Leigh veteran Lesley Manville (All or Nothing, Topsy-Turvy) does it best. The actress is celebrating her first win, from the National Board of Review, for the role of a boozy sad-sack in Leigh’s latest, Another Year. More may follow: the Academy voters have rewarded Leigh and his actors many times in the past.

My three-part flip cam interview is below.

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