Exclusive: Esteemed director Mike Newell on tackling The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

We’ve never tried a Potato Peel Pie, and to be honest, we don’t really want to either. Turns out neither has Mike Newell, the director of The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society. Who can blame him?

We sat down with the director, who once brought us Four Weddings and a Funeral, to discuss the project, and his passions; what sort of societies he would be inclined to join? We also discuss what it means to filmmakers to have their productions shown on Netflix (where this is being released in the States) – accessible, yes, but depriving audiences of that big screen experience.

For British audiences though this will be in cinemas as of April 20th – and it’s worth going to see for Lily James along. Newell sung her praises, and tells us what changed about the character and film, when Kate Winslet and Rosamund Pike dropped out

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