About Good Luck to you Leo Grande (15)
In GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE, two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson (Love, Actually) embodies the candour and apprehension of retired teacher Nancy Stokes, and newcomer Daryl McCormack (Peaky Blinders) personifies the charisma and compassion of sex worker Leo Grande. As Nancy embarks on a post-marital sexual awakening and Leo draws on his skills and charm, together they find a surprising human connection.
Daryl McCormack and Emma Thompson did not require an intimacy coordinator to orchestrate their sex scenes. "We just thought if we really focus on getting to know one another and being comfortable with one another, that we'll be able to do all the work ourselves," McCormack explains, describing what sounds like an intense, method-acting approach. "We would walk to set together, we would walk home together. We would eat together, run the lines for the next day together, go to sleep and then repeat. So, for like a good four weeks we were just living in each other's pockets and we became so close. We are very close now."