A romance sparks between Hollywood leading lady Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) and struggling young actor Pete Turner (Jamie Bell).
In the late 70s, Turner met and fell in love with Oscar-winner Gloria Grahame who, incredibly, was living in the same north London boarding house, whilst optimistically looking for stage work in Britain. Then, some time after their affair ended, Grahame collapsed in her dressing room while on tour in the UK, and had asked to come and stay with Peter and his family in Liverpool, poignantly convinced that she could recover there.
Adapted from Turner’s memoir, the film also stars Vanessa Redgrave, Stephen Graham, Julie Walters and a cameo from the real Peter Turner as Jack. To complement this film we present two Gloria Grahame films (‘In a Lonely Place’ & ‘The Big Heat’) on the big screen.
BAFTAs: 3: Actress (Annette Bening); Actor (Jamie Bell); Screenplay (Matt Greenhalgh).