The Children Act

The Children Act Trailers

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Original title The Children Act
Category Drama
UK Release Date
Production year 2018
Production Country
Directors Richard Eyre
Cast Emma Thompson, Fionn Whitehead, Stanley Tucci, Ben Chaplin, Wendy Nottingham, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Jason Watkins, Rupert Vansittart, Anthony Calf, Eileen Walsh
Distributor eOne Films


Based on the much-loved novel by Ian McEwan and brought to the big screen by director Richard Eyre, The Children Act is a compelling and powerful drama telling the story of Fiona Maye, an eminent high court judge presiding over ethically complex cases. As the demands of her job cause her marriage to Jack to reach tipping point, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam, a brilliant young boy who is refusing a life-saving blood transfusion on religious grounds. With her private life in turmoil, Fiona finds herself drawn into the case, taking the unorthodox step of halting proceedings in order to visit Adam in hospital. As the two form a profound connection and powerful emotions come to light, Fiona’s judgement is put to the test with momentous consequences as she must ultimately decide whether Adam lives or dies.