EMPIRE OF LIGHT is an intimate and moving story about love, friendship, and connection,set in a coastal town in Southern England against the social turmoil of the early 1980s. Hilary (Olivia Colman), a woman with a difficult past and an uneasy present, is part of a makeshift family at the old Empire Cinema on the seafront. When Stephen (Micheal Ward) is hired to work in the cinema, the two find an unlikely attraction and discover the healing power of movies, music and community.
|Colin Firth||Mr. Ellis / Donald Ellis|
|Sara Stewart||Brenda / Brenda Ellis|
|Mark Field||Constable Bramah|
|Mark Goldthorp||Ballroom Instructor|
|Tim Samuels||Receiving Doctor (Dr. John Ames) / Receiving Doctor|
|Monica Dolan||Rosemary Bates|