Sally Hawkins and Steve Coogan star in the true story of the discovery of King Richard III’s remains. It is time to discover The Lost King.

One of the most extraordinary true stories in British modern history concerns the discovery of the remains of King Richard III. They were discovered ten years ago this year. And in all places, underneath a car park in the English city of Leicester. The fantastic story about the discovery has been made into a motion picture. The film, entitled ‘The Lost King’ will be hitting British cinemas from the 7th of October. The film will receive its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9th. Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope have written the screenplay for the film. It is directed by Stephen Frears and stars Coogan alongside actress Sally Hawkins. A new trailer for the film has been released. Let’s see if we can help find ‘The Lost King’:


In 2012, having been lost for over 500 years, the remains of King Richard III were discovered beneath a car park in Leicester. The search had been orchestrated by an amateur historian, Philippa Langley, whose unrelenting research had been met with incomprehension by her friends and family and with skepticism by experts and academics. THE LOST KING is the life-affirming true story of a woman who refused to be ignored and who took on the country’s most eminent historians, forcing them to think again about one of the most controversial kings in England’s history.

The Lost King


The film reunites the Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winning creative team behind box office and critical hit, Philomena – director Stephen Frears and writers Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope – and stars Oscar nominee and Golden Globe-winning actress Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water, Blue Jasmine, Happy-Go-Lucky) in the lead role of Philippa Langley, alongside Steve Coogan (Stan & Ollie, Philomena) in the role of Philippa’s husband, John Langley. THE LOST KING tells the remarkable true story of how one ‘ordinary’ woman discovered the long-lost remains of King Richard III. The film will be released in UK cinemas nationwide this October, coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the discovery.

The film is produced by Steve Coogan, Christine Langan (The Queen), and Dan Winch (A Very English Scandal) and is a Baby Cow production for Pathé, BBC Film, Ingenious Media, and Screen Scotland. Executive Producers are Cameron McCracken and Jenny Borgars for Pathé; Rose Garnett for BBC Film; Andrea Scarso for Ingenious; Jeff Pope and Philippa Langley. The film was Co-produced by Wendy Griffin. Pathé will distribute the film in the UK, France, and Switzerland and will handle sales throughout the rest of the world.


“The Lost King” will be discovered in cinemas from October 7th. It will be released worldwide at a later date. Check your local listings for details.

Will you be going to see the film? Do you think it will be enjoyable? What are you hoping for from the movie? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

Source: Pathe UK



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