Mike Leigh on Mike Leigh
Published by Faber in April 2008
From Abigail’s Party to Nuts in May, from Meantime to Naked, Leigh discusses his films with great candor – he isn’t, for example, a huge fan of Abigail’s Party, the Play for Today people always associate with him. Leigh also talks about working with the same cast and crew time and again as well as explaining (well, nearly explaining) his inimitable working method.
‘Raphael, a perceptive interrogator, takes us through all the films for TV and the cinema… [she] clearly won Leigh’s confidence, and he talks with refreshing frankness about his early life and professional career’ — Philip French, The Observer.