Pride writer says Gays Support the Miners campaign 'is perfect plot'
- Bang Showbiz
- 3 September 2014
The Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners campaign makes for the perfect film plot, according to writer Stephen Beresford, who "can't believe" no-one wrote the movie before he did
Stephen Beresford "can't believe" no-one wrote a film about the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners campaign before he did.
Beresford is the creative influence behind new British film 'Pride', which is based on a true story - and the writer says the campaign made the perfect plot for a movie.
Speaking at the London premiere of the film last night (02.09.14) - which stars Bill Nighy and 'Sherlock' actor Andrew Scott - Beresford said: "There are some stories that you come across that make you think, 'I can't not tell it'. It contained all the elements - it's about a group of gay and lesbian people who turn up in a miners' village. I thought, 'Well, already it's funny, even before we've written a word it's funny.'"
He added: "I found that the story was heartbreaking - it was sad - but there are also some beautiful uplifting moments. It has this incredible surprise ending that I think will move people so enormously.
"When you hear of a story like this as a writer, you think two things: one, I can't believe no-one has ever told this story; and two, I'm so glad no-one has ever told this story!"
'Pride' opens in UK cinemas on September 12.