Control (the film about Ian Curtis of Joy Division won several awards including Best European Film at Cannes 2007. (And Sam also won a “Kermode”!) It was Sam Riley’s first film and we had two week’s pre-production together. Here are some reviews:
‘..it’s the central performance by Sam Riley that really makes Control. For sheer truthfulness, he stand comparison with Tom Courtenay & Albert Finney…(Derek Malcolm, Evening Standard 3/10/2007)
…there’s no denyingthe extraordinary performance of Sam Riley in the lead role. (Sukhdev Sandhu, The Daily Telegraph 5/10/2007)
Now Sam is in ‘Brighton Rock’ – can’t wait to see it!