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Interview with Tom Kinninmont, co-writer of ‘The Carer’



The Carer poster

Interviewer:  Freda Cooper

Director:  Janos Edelenyi

Stars:  Brian Cox, Emilia Cox, Anna Chancellor, Coco Konig

Released:  5th August, 2016



British/Hungarian production ‘The Carer’ is a portrait of a classical actor who faces his declining years with attitude.

Essentially an actor’s piece, it boasts a tour de force central performance from Brian Cox, who actually contributed to his character’s final speech, the climax of the film.  But the bulk of the script was written by the film’s director, Janos Edelenyi and British writer, producer and director Tom Kinninmont.  He became involved in the project after the death of his friend and frequent collaborator, Gilbert Adair, who had already started work on the script.

Movie Marker’s Freda Cooper talked to Kinninmont about the film’s Shakespearean connections and why older actors never really retire ……



‘The Carer’ is on limited release around the UK from Friday, 5th August.

Freda's been a film fan all her life - the best qualification for the job! As well as being a Movie Marker regular, she has her own blog, Talking Pictures - - and a podcast of the same name - She can even be heard burbling on about films every Friday morning on BBC Surrey and Sussex!

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