More interviews from the Ethel and Ernest premiere, and a great review !

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Cassidy Little from Forces TV reports from the premiere of Ethel and Ernest held on October 15th at the Curzon Mayfair. Click on the link below for the broadcast

This week on the Little Film Show: Illustrator and storyteller Raymond Briggs, of the Snowman fame, has his graphic novel Ethel and Ernest put on the big screen, after a painstaking 10 years in the making.



Below, Tara Jennett from XTV gives a report on films that attracted her attention at the London Film Festival. The section on Ethel and Ernest starts at the 3 min 42 second mark.

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Photos from the Ethel and Ernest world premiere

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L to R: Simon Day (Alf), Pam Ferris (Mrs Bennet), Composer Carl Davis, Raymond Briggs, Harry Collett (young Raymond), Luke Treadaway (adult Raymond), Jim Broadbent (Ernest), Brenda Blethyn (Ethel), Camilla Deakin (producer), Roger Mainwood (director)


Ruth Fielding (producer), Roger Mainwood (director), Camilla Deakin (producer)


Roger Mainwood, Raymond Briggs, Camilla Deakin


Roger Mainwood introducing the film


Camilla Deakin (producer) introducing the film


Roger Mainwood (director), Camilla Deakin (producer) and Justin Johnson (BFI host for the London Film Festival)


Roger Mainwood and Raymond Briggs


Roger Mainwood and Raymond Briggs before the screening


Three Raymonds. Raymond Briggs, Harry Collett (young Raymond), Luke Treadaway (adult Raymond)


Composer Carl Davis. Carl wrote and conducted the score for Ethel and Ernest.


Pam Ferris who plays Mrs Bennet, the neighbour of Ethel and Ernest


Luke Treadaway who plays Raymond Briggs


Ruth Fielding (producer), Peter Dodd (animation director), Roger Mainwood (director), Raymond Briggs, Richard Overall (editor), Robin Shaw (art director), Camilla Deakin (producer)


Peter Dodd (animation director), Roger Mainwood (director), Richard Overall (editor), Robin Shaw (art director)


Jim Broadbent (Ernest), Raymond Briggs, Brenda Blethyn (Ethel)


Jim Broadbent, Raymond Briggs, Brenda Blethyn, Luke Treadaway


Jim Broadbent and Raymond Briggs


Harry Collett (young Raymond)


Brenda Blethyn (Ethel)

Ethel and Ernest world premiere with Raymond Briggs, Cast, and Crew

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The world premiere of Ethel and Ernest was held at the Curzon Mayfair on October 15th, as part of the 60th London Film Festival.



Some of the wonderful cast attending the premiere of Ethel and Ernest. From left to right: Simon Day (Alf), Pam Ferris (Mrs Bennet), Raymond Briggs, Harry Collett (young Raymond), Brenda Blethyn (Ethel), Jim Broadbent (Ernest), Luke Treadaway (the grown up Raymond)


Raymond Briggs, Harry Collett (Young Raymond), Luke Treadaway (grown up Raymond)


Jim Broadbent (Ernest) being interviewed in the media line-up. Also being interviewed are Raymond Briggs, and Carl Davis the composer and conductor of the original music for Ethel and Ernest.


Raymond Briggs being interviewed at the premiere of the film Ethel and Ernest.


The Q & A after the screening of Ethel and Ernest. From left to right, Camilla Deakin (producer for Lupus Films), Roger Mainwood (director of the film), Raymond Briggs, and BFI and London Film Festival host Justin Johnson


From left to right: Roger Mainwood (director), Isobel Stenhouse (Animation Supervisor), Robin Williams (art director), Mat Williams (assistant art director)


A note left by Raymond Briggs in the Curzon Mayfair visitor’s book




Twitter reaction to Ethel and Ernest after LFF delegate screening

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A preview screening of Ethel and Ernest took place this week for industry and press delegates at the London Film Festival. This was  prior to the world premiere which is on Saturday 15th October at the Curzon Mayfair. Early reaction to the film from those that saw it is now on twitter feeds, ( Michael Leader runs a blog for Film 4)


Ethel and Ernest – one of 17 British debut films at this year’s London Film Festival

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From a flood-addled family to a faked alien abduction, from a darkly comic tale about a pregnant woman goaded into unspeakable acts by her unborn child to a lovingly rendered animation of a Raymond Briggs classic, the London film festival provides a great showcase for new UK filmmaking talent. Here’s all of the British directors bringing their debuts to the festival this year.

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The premiere of Ethel and Ernest on Saturday 15th October is sold out , but there are still a few seats remaining for the Sunday 16th October screening + Q&A at 18:00hrs at the Haymarket Cinema. Tickets available here

Premiere is now Sold Out !

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Public booking for the 60th London Film Festival  opened today and within hours the premiere of Ethel and Ernest on October 15th was sold out. Raymond Briggs will be attending as  will many of the cast and crew (details to be announced nearer the time by the BFI).

Tickets are still available for the other showing on October 16th at  18:00 hrs. That screening will involve a Q & A and will be at the Haymarket cinema.


Raymond Briggs near his home in Sussex. Raymond will be attending the world premiere of Ethel and Ernest at the London Film Festival on October 15th.

Tickets go on sale today for “a golden year for animation at the BFI London Film Festival”

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BFI members get a chance to buy tickets today for the London Film Festival.  For non-members ticket sales start on the 15th September.

For lovers of animation in particular this year is being described as a “golden” one. 

“a veritable banquet for animation fans and discerning filmgoers who want to experience a bumper crop of the best animation in the world in one of the best years for animation that I can remember.” – Justin Johnson from the BFI

So a lot to see and enjoy in addition of course to Lupus Films’ debut feature  Ethel and Ernest which screens on October 15th and 16th !



BFI London Film Festival programme launch includes Ethel and Ernest

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At the 60th BFI London Film Festival programme launch, Festival Director Clare Stewart reflects on this year’s Festival and its focus on diversity, while BFI Chief Executive Amanda Nevill reveals the Festival’s new pop-up venue, Embankment Garden Cinema. Filmmakers including director Amma Asante (whose A United Kingdom opens the Festival), director Ben Wheatley (whose Free Fire closes the festival), I Am Not a Serial Killer director Billy O’Brien, and Ethel & Ernest producer Camilla Deakin and director Roger Mainwood choose their tips from the programme and talk about their new work.

The trailer on Vimeo is here