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.