Frank Cottrell-Boyce

The meaning of Britishness

Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Screenwriter and children’s author

“I [only] think a lot about Britishness when I’m working as a screenwriter.

“Film has to work globally. When you are working for a studio, you run across a set of values that are supposed to be universal, but which Britain is often to one side of – in a good way, a way that I like.

“The film philosophy is about affirmation, simplicity, hugging, learning, about a journey.