Interview: Matthew Goode and Hayley Atwell on Brideshead Revisted

Brideshead Revisited is the first feature film adaptation of the Evelyn Waugh’s classic 1945 novel of the same name.

Set in a pre-WWII England, it tells the story of a young man named Charles Ryder (Matthew Goode) who becomes friends with an aristocrat named Sebastian Flyte (Ben Whishaw).

Charles is then introduced to Sebastian’s family and becomes entranced by his sister Julia (Hayley Atwell) and their large and beautiful estate, despite disagreeing with their religious views and cold manner – embodied by their matriarch, Lady Marchmain (Emma Thompson).

Directed by Julian Jarrold, it explores the decline of English aristocracy, catholicism, the conflict between love and duty and the social changes brough about by World War II.

I recently spoke to Matthew Goode and Hayley Atwell about the film and you can listen to the interviews here:

[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/Matthew_Goode_and_Hayley_Atwell_on_Brideshead_Revisited.mp3]

You can also download it as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here.

Brideshead Revisited is out at UK cinemas from this Friday

> Download this interview as an MP3 file
> Official site for Brideshead Revisited
Matthew Goode and Hayley Atwell at the IMDb
> Find out more about the original novel and the famous 1981 TV adaptation at Wikipedia