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‘We’ve got to tell these stories and make sure they get made’

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‘We’ve got to tell these stories and make sure they get made’

Emma Thompson on ‘Good Luck to You, Leo Grande’, about a retired teacher who hires a young escort

Hanna Rantala

British actress Emma Thompson takes on the role of an inexperienced teacher getting a sex education from a young male escort in the Berlinale entry Good Luck to You, Leo Grande.

The film tells the story of retired religious studies teacher and widower Nancy Stokes (Thompson), who after much deliberation decides to book a hotel room and hire sex worker Leo Grande (Irish actor Daryl McCormack) for the night. As their initially awkward encounter progresses, the two begin to open up to one another about their lives.

“I loved this script so much and I loved its examination of the female experience,” Thompson said at the film’s red-carpet premiere...

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