Helen Bonham Carter
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Toast is the ultimate nostalgia trip through everything edible in 1960’s Britain.
Based on the heart-wrenching bittersweet story of food writer Nigel Slater’s childhood, Toast is a delicious retrieval of the tastes and smells that a young boy associates with his journey into adulthood.
SJ Clarkson, who is best known for directing Life on Mars and most recently Heroes, is directing from a script by Billy Elliot scribe Lee Hall.
Supporting cast include Victoria Hamilton as Mum, Matthew McNulty (Control, Looking for Eric) as Josh, Ben Aldridge (Channel 4’s The Devil’s Whore, BBC’s Lark Rise to Candleford) as Stuart, and newcomer Oscar Kennedy as Young Nigel.
The book Toast has so far sold a quarter of a million copies. It was also the winner of six literary awards, including the National Book Awards British Biography of the Year.
- Production Company: Faye Ward, Ruby Films
- Director: SJ Clarkson
- Duration: 90 minutes