WHO’S IN IT?
Hugh Bonneville (Paddington), Gillian Anderson (The House of Mirth), Manish Dayal (The Hundred Foot Journey), Huma Qureshi (Highway), Michael Gambon (The King’s Speech), Simon Callow (Shakespeare in Love), Lily Travers (Me Before You), Om Puri (Arohan), Simon Williams (Three for All), Sarah-Jane Dias (Game), Samrat Chakrabarti (Gangor), Roberta Taylor (The Turnaround), Tanveer Ghani (Bhaji on the Beach), Denzil Smith (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Robin Soans (The Queen), Lucy Fleming (Emulsion), Neeraj Kabi (Talvar)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham), director, writer, producer; Paul Mayeda Berges (Bride & Prejudice), writer, producer; Moira Buffini (Byzantium), writer; Deepak Nayar (Foster), producer; A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire), composer; Ben Smithard (Belle), cinematographer; Valerio Bonelli (Philomena) and Victoria Boydell (Broken), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In 1947, as the British Empire prepares to end its 300-year reign over India, Lord Mountbatten (Bonneville), great grandson of Queen Victoria, assumes the post of the last Viceroy. Set with the task of handing India back to its people, he, his family, and their servants all witness the conflict that would eventually erupt as an independent India begins to surface…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
A personal project for director Gurinda Chadha, whose family was caught up in the chaos once British rule over India ended, Viceroy’s House details a fascinating, if tragic, look at a momentous time in Indian history.