The current number one contender for the longest film title of 2018 arrives in cinemas on Friday. Based on the best seller of the same name, The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society puts a lesser-known corner of World War II in the spotlight, the German occupation of The Channel Islands.

Veteran director Mike Newell (Four Weddings And A Funeral) brings a story of literature, love and survival to the big screen, with Lily James as a London-based writer who is contacted by the literary society of the title after the war.  It’s a correspondence that leads her to visit the group on Guernsey, thinking it might make a good story, but she forms a close bond with them, one that helps her resolve a dilemma in her own life.  The film’s cast also includes Tom Courtenay, Penelope Wilton, Jessica Brown Findlay and Matthew Goode.

The Hollywood News was lucky enough to grab some time with three of the film’s major players – director Mike Newell, actress Jessica Brown Findlay and co-author of the novel, Annie Barrows – just before they set off for the film’s world premiere in London.

Watch the interviews in full below and read our review of the movie here.

Mike Newell, Director

Jessica Brown Findlay, Elizabeth McKenna

Annie Barrows, Co-Author