Donovan Quick + Q&A

Colin Firth's titular hero, burdened by a terrible guilt, tilts at the nefarious and monopolistic Windmill transport group. By his example he transforms the lives of a community, and especially the dysfunctional family whose home he enters. Since her glorious breakthrough, Takin' Over the Asylum, Donna Franceschild has determinedly explored the faultline between genius and madness, but never as joyfully as with Donovan Quick. Here Mark Duguid discusses the origins of the work with Franceschild and with female lead Katy Murphy, who describes the 'challenges' faced in playing the love interest of Colin Firth.


Elsewhere on BFI Live



  • Do the Right Thing
  • L'Atalante
  • Psycho
  • Separation