The Children Act is a 2017 drama film directed by Richard Eyre.
Starring Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead, Ben Chaplin, Jason Watkins, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Anthony Calf, Rosie Cavaliero, Eileen Walsh, Nicholas Jones and others.

Watch the official trailer for The Children Act

A24 on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 released the trailer:
The Children Act | Official Trailer | A24.

What is The Children Act about?

Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) is a judge in the Family Division of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales. A case is brought before her involving a 17-year-old boy, Adam Henry (Fionn Whitehead), who is suffering from leukaemia. Adam's doctors want to perform a blood transfusion, as that will allow them to use more drugs to cure him. However, Adam and his parents are Jehovah's Witnesses, and believe that having a blood transfusion is against biblical principles. Fiona goes to the hospital to see Adam. The two talk, with Fiona attempting to determine what it is that Adam really wants, and whether he has been persuaded by his parents. Adam starts to play "Down by the Salley Gardens", which Fiona then sings. Adam is very drawn to Fiona, and begs her not to leave. Fiona nevertheless leaves, and returns to court. She rules that, as a matter of law, Adam's welfare is the "paramount consideration" and declares that the medical treatment, including blood transfusion, may proceed despite the absence of Adam's consent and that of his parents.
Meanwhile, Fiona's marriage is failing. Her husband, Jack (Stanley Tucci), has said that he wants to have an affair with a colleague. He has become tired of Fiona constantly working and never having time for him. He says that he will have an affair, but is being totally open about it. He claims that he has never stopped, and will never stop, loving her. He packs his bags and drives off. She carries on with work without making contact and changes the locks. He returns after two days. After letting him in, Fiona acts very coldly towards him, resulting in an argument between the two, after Fiona is seen to have been to the office of a divorce solicitor.

Who's in the The Children Act cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of The Children Act.

Emma Thompson Fiona Maye the Honourable Mrs Justice Maye DBE
Stanley Tucci Jack Maye Fiona's husband and an academic
Fionn Whitehead Adam Henry a 17 year old Jehovah's Witness with leukaemia
Ben Chaplin Kevin Henry Adam's father
Jason Watkins Nigel Pauling Fiona Maye's clerk
Nikki Amuka-Bird Amadia Kalu QC a barrister representing the Henry family
Anthony Calf Mark Berner a barrister and friend of Fiona representing the hospital
Rosie Cavaliero Marina Green Adams guardian ad litem
Eileen Walsh Naomi Henry Adam's mother
Nicholas Jones Professor Rodney Carter an oncologist treating Adam
Rupert Vansittart Sherwood Runcie
Honey Holmes Director / Producer (as Angela Holmes)
Chris Wilson Barrister
Andrew Havill George
Shaquille Ali-Yebuah Jake
Michele Austin Donna
Dominic Carter Roger
Paul Jesson Humphrey
David Webber Ted
Daniel Tuite Sebastian
Karl Farrer Family uncle at funeral
Anjana Vasan Kate
Simon Thorp Hugh
Naomi Frederick Amanda
Hiten Patel Lawyer
Daniel Eghan Fiona's Friend
Stacha Hicks Jill
Howard Ward Roy Whiting-Elder
Wendy Nottingham Laura
Raphael Desprez Twins Father
Des McAleer Jim The Porter
Micah Balfour Blackwell
Robin Hooper Butler
Alex Blake Director
Ian Kelly Mr. Soames
Rosie Boore Sarah
Annarie Boor Family Member
Paul Bigley Colin
Patrick Brennan Henry's Solicitor
Ty Hurley High Court Judge
Syreeta Kumar Moira
Alex Felton Toby
Flor Ferraco Courtroom Artist
Sharon Bower Master of Rolls
Deborah Rock Passerby
Matt Jones Fiona's Legal Friend
Dywayne Thomas Legal Type - Passersby
Julian Forsyth Caradoc Bell
Claire Ashton Journalist
A.k. Steppa Barrister
Avital Abergel Twins Mother
Peter Forbes James McLeish
Mara Ashton Cellist
Daniel Fritz German Journalist
Henrietta Clemett Phoebe
Paul Kemble Keith
Tatjana Anders Lucky Wife
Toni Beard Protester
Steve Broad Barrister
Radhika Aggarwal Emy
Manuela Maletta Distressed mother
Melody Green Sally
Luana Di Pasquale Fiona's friend
Melanie McLean Battered Wife
Reena Lalbihari Samaira
Zsoly Vatany Office Nurse
Amelie Green Maisie
Grace Crawford Usher
Charlie Richards Parish Priest
Scott Davidson Paul Rotman
Janine Catterall Senior Master of the Queen's Bench
Cathy Howse Kathy
Debbie Cameron Fiona's Friend
Chris Garner Listings Officer
Michael Thomas Michael Morrow
Mark Taylor Rich Man
Ildiko Zonda Violin Player
Sarah Somerville Associate (as Sarah Jones)

When is The Children Act released in cinemas?

The film The Children Act was scheduled to be released on September 9, 2017 (TIFF), on August 24, 2018 (United Kingdom), on August 30, 2018 (Germany) and on September 14, 2018 (United States) by A24, DirecTV Cinema, Entertainment One UK, GEM Entertainment, ARP Sélection, BIM Distribuzione, Cinéart, Shaw Organisation, Spentzos Films, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Concorde Filmverleih, Concorde Home Entertainment, NOS Audiovisuais and Vértigo.

What are The Children Act film specifications?

The duration of the film is 105 minutes. The film grossed over $11.6 million.

The film The Children Act is rated with "R" rating.

What are critics and audiences saying about The Children Act?

The Children Act got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.7. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 74. The audience also likes the film.

More information about The Children Act you can get at:

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