National Theatre Live: The Audience (2013)

This isn’t strictly a film in the traditional sense. It’s a National Theatre Live production, so a filmed broadcast of a stage show, played in cinemas like a feature film, except live (or near enough). Like writer Peter Morgan’s other works, the film “The Queen” (coming before this), and the television series “The Crown” (coming after it), this…

The Special Relationship (2010)

“The Special Relationship” is the third film in writer Peter Morgan’s informal “Tony Blair” trilogy, the series of films all written by Peter Morgan, worked on by largely the same creative team, and featuring Michael Sheen as Tony Blair. This one focuses on Blair’s relationship with Bill Clinton, as well as the Kosovo War, and…

The Queen (2006)

“The Queen” is the second film in writer Peter Morgan’s informal “Tony Blair” trilogy, three films with largely the same creative team, and all featuring Michael Sheen as Tony Blair. As with Peter Morgan’s other political writing, “The Queen” shows his great skill in drilling down to the emotional core of nuanced political events, focusing on…

The Deal (2003)

“The Deal” is the first film in writer Peter Morgan’s informal “Tony Blair” trilogy, the three films following Michael Sheen as Tony Blair, along with largely the same creative team. The first in the trilogy, it centres on the relationship between Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, and the “deal” they had about Brown running for…