people: stephen campbell moore


300 FAVORITE MOVIES (in no particular order)

214. The History Boys (2006)

“Reckless, impulsive, immoral — how come there’s such a difference between the way you teach and the way you live? Why are you so bold in argument and talking, but when it comes to the point, when it’s something that’s actually happening — I mean, now you’re so fucking careful!”


“It’s such a cliche.” “Right, and you abhor cliches, don’t you? And you teach us to avoid them. Nothing worse, nothing more likely to ‘put the examiners off’. But in this subject there are no examiners. And I’ll tell you something, cliches can be quite good fun. That’s how they came to be cliches. So give yourself a break, be like everybody else for a change. On this one you don’t have to be different." 

Filming for The Child In Time has begun, with Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire, Trainspotting) Stephen Campbell Moore (The History Boys, The Go-Between) and Saskia Reeves (Wolf Hall, Wallander) joining Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Parade’s End) in Stephen Butchard’s adaptation of Ian McEwan’s award-winning novel.

Produced by Pinewood Television and SunnyMarch TV for BBC One and co-produced by MASTERPIECE on PBS, The Child In Time is a lyrical and heart-breaking exploration of love, loss and the power of things unseen.

Set two years after his daughter went missing, The Child In Time follows Stephen Lewis (Cumberbatch), a children’s author, as he struggles to find purpose in his life without her. His wife Julie (Macdonald) has left him and his best friends Charles (Campbell Moore) and Thelma (Reeves) have retired to the countryside, battling demons of their own. With tenderness and insight, the film explores the dark territory of a marriage devastated, the loss of childhood, the fluidity of time, grief, hope and acceptance.

MASTERPIECE’s Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton said, “A beautiful book, a deeply moving script, and now a cast of first-rate British actors. What a gift.” MASTERPIECE is presented on PBS by WGBH Boston.

David Boulter and Adam Ackland, Executive Producers for SunnyMarch TV said: “We are thrilled such an array of talent have joined Benedict to create The Child In Time, our very first SunnyMarch production.”

Helen Gregory, Executive Producer for Pinewood Television said: “I’m so delighted to have such a talented cast join Benedict, Julian and the team and I’m very much looking forward to seeing them bring Stephen’s script to screen.”

From Masterpiece PBS

The History Boys Tour Diary