John Maybury’s powerful love story THE EDGE OF LOVE starring Keira Knightley (Academy Award Nominee for Pride and Prejudice, Pirates of the Caribbean 1, 2 and 3, Atonement), Sienna Miller (The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Factory Girl, Interview), Cillian Murphy (Sunshine, Batman Begins, The Wind that Shakes the Barley) and Matthew Rhys (Brothers and Sisters, Abduction Club) opened in London on June 20 prior to a nationwide release on June 27 through Lionsgate UK.

A beautifully drawn love story, the film revolves around two feisty, free-spirited women, Caitlin Thomas and Vera Killick, Vera’s husband William Killick, and the brilliant, charismatic poet Dylan Thomas who loves both women. Broken promises, passion, betrayal, the shadow of war and the constant threat of imminent death provides a vivid setting for THE EDGE OF LOVE. By no means a biopic in the traditional vein, the story explores the collision of the bohemian underworld of war-torn London, and the intimate complexities of two young couples whose lives and loves become dangerously intertwined.

THE EDGE OF LOVE is directed by the award-winning John Maybury (Love is the Devil, The Jacket) and produced by Rebekah Gilbertson and Sarah Radclyffe. The screenplay is by Sharman MacDonald. The impressive production team includes Director of Photography Jonathan Freeman (Hollywoodland, Rome), Academy Award nominated Costume Designer April Ferry (Southland Tales, Donnie Darko), Production Designer Alan MacDonald (The Queen, Love is the Devil) and editor Emma Hickox (Becoming Jane, Kinky Boots), with music by Angelo Badalamenti (Twin Peaks, Wild at Heart, Mulholland Drive, A Very Long Engagement).

Shot in London and Wales in several of the locations where Thomas lived and wrote, THE EDGE OF LOVE is financed by Capitol Films, BBC Films, Wales Creative IP Fund, administered by Finance Wales, and Prescience Film Finance.



June 20, 2008


John Maybury


Sharman Macdonald


Lionsgate Films


Biography, Drama, Romance, War




110 minutes