THE AERONAUTS | The Mayor of London’s Gala | BFI London Film Festival 2019

THE AERONAUTS | The Mayor of London’s Gala | BFI London Film Festival 2019


– In The Aeronauts
I play James Glashier, who was a 19th century scientist, who believed that you
could predict the weather, but to go up into the sky and to try and prove himself right,
he needed an aeronaut, he needed a pilot, so
he finds Amelia Wren. – Along the way, there’s
adventure, there’s storms, there’s crazy stuff that happens to them. Do they live, do they die,
you’ll have to see the movie. – Working with Eddie and Felicity was really a lovely experience. In part, because they
worked together beforehand, so they already had this sort
of, not only a chemistry, but like a respect for each other and they inspired each other. – You become very close with
people when you work with them and it’s incredibly
intimate and wonderful. But quite often you then
disappear out in the ether and you go and do your own work. But Felicity and I have remained friends and getting to push each
other as far, even more so, and getting to dance together again on this film was extraordinary. – We just built up such trust. And you have a short
hand, so you don’t have to sort of, be polite around each other. You can do a scene and then you can go, “That’s rubbish, let’s do it again.” You cut straight to the quick. – I’d love audiences to come to the film and be inspired by the
extraordinary lengths that these early aeronauts went to, in order to expand our
knowledge of the world. – Apart from just the scale
and the beauty of the film. A sense that women can
kind of do anything. And I think we’re,
increasingly we know that as times move on, but we
still sometimes forget, but actually in this, she’s
very much the action heroine. So I think she’s a good role model. – [James] There’s nothing more beautiful than the stars in the sky,
we are dancing amongst them. – We Should think of slowing. – No.

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