Mike Leigh’s films are a testament to the power of cinema, fusing comedy with tragedy and the personal with the universal, bringing stories of ordinary working-class people to the screen with honesty and empathy. Working closely with the award-winning director, we are presenting his retrospective across the UK, with Leigh joining us live on stage to introduce and talk about his work.

Mike Leigh season

Blu-rays and books

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Features and interviews

Major celebration of Mike Leigh announced for the autumn

Major celebration of Mike Leigh announced for the autumn

Mike Leigh career retrospective interview

Mike Leigh career retrospective interview

Mike Leigh interview: 'My job is to liberate actors and give them immense scope to be creative'

Mike Leigh interview: 'My job is to liberate actors and give them immense scope to be creative'

How London has changed since Mike Leigh’s Naked

By Oliver Lunn

How London has changed since Mike Leigh’s Naked

A film-by-film guide to Mike Leigh’s London... then and now

By Oliver Lunn

A film-by-film guide to Mike Leigh’s London... then and now

Back to the land: 40 years of Mike Leigh’s Nuts in May

By Adam Scovell

Back to the land: 40 years of Mike Leigh’s Nuts in May

Peterloo first look: Mike Leigh’s cudgel for a massacre

By John Bleasdale

Peterloo first look: Mike Leigh’s cudgel for a massacre

Savouring Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner

By Isabel Stevens

Savouring Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner

Video: Mike Leigh, Alison Steadman and Jane Horrocks on Life is Sweet

Video: Mike Leigh, Alison Steadman and Jane Horrocks on Life is Sweet