Good Luck To You, Leo Grande

Nancy Stokes, a retired school teacher and widow, is yearning for some adventure, some human connection, and some sex. Good sex.

Whilst her husband Robert provided a home, a family, something resembling a life, good sex was never on offer. But he’s gone now, and Nancy has a plan: she will find adventure with a sex worker named Leo Grande.

In an anonymous out-of-town hotel room Nancy greets Leo. He looks every bit as good as his picture, but what Nancy wasn’t expecting was conversation as well as fornication. Leo has a view on everything, and though he may not always tell the truth, Nancy finds she likes him. And he likes her.

With growing sexual confidence, Nancy starts to relax. Over the course of three rendezvous, the power dynamics shift and their well-worn masks begin to slip.


Golden Globe | Best Actress

BIFA | Best British Independent Film, Best Director, Best Joint Lead Performance, Best Screenplay

Critics Circle Film Awards| British/Irish Actress of the year for body of work, Breakthrough British/ Irish Filmmaker

BAFTA | Outstanding British Film, Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer, Leading Actress, Leading Actor


Sophie Hyde


Katy Brand


Debbie Gray, Adrian Politowski


Emma Thompson, Daryl McCormack


Comedy, Drama


1hr 36mins

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