Pride writer says Gays Support the Miners campaign 'is perfect plot'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 September 2014
Stephen Beresford

Stephen Beresford (right)

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.

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