Currently in limited release, PHILOMENA stars JUDI DENCH and STEVE COOGAN (who also co-wrote the screenplay) in the true story of a woman in search of the grown child she was forced to put up for adoption fifty years earlier. Enlisting the help of an opportunistic former journalist, she eventually finds the answers she’s been looking for. Under the direction of STEPHEN FREARS, the film has Oscar-bait written all over it and it’s probably pretty safe to bet that DENCH (and perhaps COOGAN) will be mentioned come awards time.
During our recent interview, COOGAN talked to us about meeting with the real PHILOMENA LEE and how he used that meeting to hew close to the true story. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR TO HEAR STEVE COOGAN )
PHILOMENA is in limited release in New York and Los Angeles