Theatre, Film and TV

Paul McGuigan's Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool premieres on the festival circuit

Sep 1, 2017

Paul McGuigan's Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool will premiere at gala performances at the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado, and subsequently Toronto International Film Festival and the BFI London Film Festival.

Based on Peter Turner’s memoir, the adaptation follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner and the eccentric Oscar-winning actress Gloria Grahame in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control.

Paul is a director for film and television.  His first feature, the television adaptation of Irvine Welsh's The Acid House, put him squarely on the map, winning him the RTS Award for Best Newcomer along with the RTS Award for Best Single Drama and a host of other prizes.  Paul is currently directing Amazon series Carnival Row.

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool shows at TIFF on the 9, 12, 13 and 14 September and the BFI London Film Festival on the 11, 12 and 15 September.