An ordinary woman who discovered her voice.
From acclaimed director Stephen Frears (The Queen, Philomena) and starring Academy Award nominee Sally Hawkins and BAFTA winner Steve Coogan, THE LOST KING is an uplifting drama centred on an inspiring true story that made history. See it first at Dendy’s Red Carpet Preview Screening on December 9 with a complimentary glass of sparkling on arrival.
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 (Hawkins), whose unrelenting research had been met with incomprehension by her friends and family and with scepticism 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.
“An underdog story that proves a perfect vehicle for Hawkins’s reliably winning screen presence.” – The Observer
“Warmly funny and historically curious” – Empire
“A historical detective story that carries the kick of a true-life Da Vinci Code.” – Variety
“It’s hard not to get won over by this film.” – Collider