Pride is a 2014 British LGBT-related historical comedy-drama film written by Stephen Beresford and directed by Matthew Warchus.
Faye leads as Steph alongside a host of star-studded talent including Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Paddy Considine, George McKay et al.
Based on a true story, the film depicts a group of lesbian and gay activists who raised money to help families affected by the British miners' strike in 1984, at the outset of what would become the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners campaign. The National Union of Mineworkers was reluctant to accept the group's support due to the union's public relations' worries about being openly associated with a gay group, so the activists instead decided to take their donations directly to Onllwyn, a small mining village in Wales, resulting in an alliance between the two communities.
But the acting playing field is level and varied, with Ben Schnetzer as Mark Ashton the charismatic leader of the LGSM and lesbian activist Steph, played by Fresh Meat actress Faye Marsay in a stellar, funny and emotional performance. *****Victoria Jones