Herself: Phyllida Lloyd Directs A Story About A Single Mothers Strength [Exclusive Interview]

Phyllida Lloyd is the director of the new film Herself. A movie that displays the strength of a mother as she deals with the housing crisis, domestic violence and parenting.


The Synopsis 

Single mother Sandra (Clare Dunne, “Nice Night For It”) escapes her abusive partner with her two young children, only to find herself trapped in temporary accommodation. After months of struggling, she draws inspiration from one of her daughter’s bedtime stories and hits upon the idea of self-building an affordable home. She finds an architect who provides her with plans and is offered land by Peggy (Harriet Walter, “Sense and Sensibility”), a woman she cleans for. Aido (Conleth Hill, “Game Of Thrones”), a building contractor, appears willing to help, too. But as her past rears its head in the form of Gary (Ian Lloyd Anderson, “Game Of Thrones”), her possessive ex, and as bureaucrats fight back against her independent spirit, will Sandra be able to rebuild her life from the ground up?

(L-R) Clare Dunne, Molly McCann, Daniel Ryan, Dmitry Vinokurov, Ruby Rose O’Hara, Aaron Lockhart, Anita Petry and Mabel Chah star in HERSELF

Phyllida Lloyd is an English film producer and director. She is known for her award-winning work in theater and opera. La Bohème, Macbeth, Henry IV and Julius Caesar are just a few of her theater credits. Her major directorial was Mamma Mia! A couple of years later she directed The Iron Lady, a film that won Meryl Streep an Oscar for Best Actress in 2012.

Director Phyllida Lloyd on the set of HERSELF Photo: Pat Redmond Courtesy of Amazon Studios

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I had the opportunity to connect with Phyllida Lloyd to talk about Herself. She spoke about directing a story about strength and the empowerment of learning about a male-dominated field. 


Herself is now available on Prime Video 

Source: LRM Online Exclusive


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