A Wordsworth connection is bringing award-winning actor Brian Cox to the Lake District, and he plans to visit Rydal Mount at Ambleside this weekend.
Emmy-award-winning Cox, best known for his roles in the Bourne series and most recently as General Mikhail Kutuzov in the BBC’s War and Peace, will be also be attending a special screening of his latest film, The Carer, at Zeffirellis in Ambleside.
The actor hopes to join members of the Wordsworth family at nearby Rydal Mount. One of the film’s producers, Charlotte Wontner, is the great great great great grand-daughter of William Wordsworth who lived at Rydal Mount.
In The Carer, a comedy drama, Cox plays a retired Shakespearean actor suffering from Parkinson’s that has left him frustrated and gloriously grumpy, at his country manor. His family insists he has a carer and he ends up with Hungarian Dorottya (Coco König) who has acting aspirations of her own.
Charlotte Wontner has worked extensively across documentary and drama as a producer and a production manager for many years. She established Hopscotch Films with director Clara Glynn and since then the company has developed a list of mixed genre feature films and produced award-winning documentary and drama.
After the screening of the film at Zeffirellis at 6pm (Sunday April 30), Cox will answer questions from the audience. Tickets are £15 and include drinks and nibbles at the reception plus entry to the film and Q&A. Book at http://www.zeffirellis.com/enquiries / 015394 33845
Listen here to Brian Cox talking about the film