Sally Hawkins and Steve Coogan plus movie cast attend UK film premiere of “The Lost King” in London


The Lost King UK Film Premiere was held at Ham Yard Hotel on Monday 26th September 2022 in London, England. The Red Carpet Event was attended by Sally Hawkins, Mark Addy, writer, producer and star Steve Coogan, real life inspiration Philippa Langley, director Stephen Frears, executive producer and writer Jeff Pope, producer Christine Langan and composer Alexandre Desplate.

Steve Coogan admitted he is “not a monarchist” but had an enormous respect for the late Queen after recently taking on multiple royal-related projects.

The actor and comedian’s upcoming comedy-drama film, The Lost King, tells a fictionalised version of King Richard III’s remains beneath a Leicester car park in 2012, and is set for release next month.

But he has already set his sights on his next project – a film based on the book To Catch A King, the story of Charles II, written by the brother of Diana, Princess of Wales, Earl Spencer.

UK premiere of The Lost King London

The actor’s upcoming film, The Lost King, tells a fictionalised version of King Richard III’s remains beneath a Leicester car park in 2012.

Speaking about his next royal project at the London premiere of The Lost King, Coogan said he and Earl Spencer had “connected” on the approach to the story of Charles II.

“He was pleased that I wanted to produce and tell the story that Charles had written in his book… another story about a king,” he told the PA news agency.

“He and I connected on the approach to the story, it’s an interesting story (of) Charles II.

“It’s not really about royalty as such, it’s about how a powerful man was humbled by ordinary people.”
UK premiere of The Lost King – London

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Celebrities spotted include film stars Harry Lloyd, Sally Hawkins as King Richard III and Langley, respectively, as well as Mark Addy.

Asked if he considered himself a monarchist, he replied: “No, I’m not a monarchist, but the caveat I have to add to that is that I had huge and enormous respect for the late Queen – that’s a separate thing.

“People who have displayed conscientious duty (like the Queen) deserve great respect.”

He added that his latest project, The Lost King, was an “impressionistic telling” of the story, which he previously said a “prequel to where we are now with King Charles III”.

The film follows amateur historian Phillipa Langley and her unrelenting search to find the controversial king’s remains in the face of strong opposition from eminent UK historians.

The Lost King will be released on the 7th of October, 2022.

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