- Richard E. GrantJulie DelpyDaryl McCormack
- September 22nd 2023
- Alex Troughton
Daryl McCormack plays a young writer who accepts a tutoring job on the estate of his favourite author.
Richard E. Grant couldn’t be more perfectly cast as an esteemed author in Alice Troughton’s new noir thriller The Lesson.
He plays J.M. Sinclair, a legendary writer holed up in his study feverishly writing his long-awaited new novel.
His peace is ruined when his wife Hélène (Julie Delpy) hires aspiring novelist Liam Somers (Daryl McCormack) to tutor their son Bertie (Stephen McMillan) to help him get into Oxford University.
The offer of temporarily living at the luxury estate of his idol is too good for Liam to pass up. But is it too good to be true? Liam soon becomes entangled in the family’s web of lies and secrets.
Liam serves as the audience’s eyes into the wealthy world of the Sinclair family. Sinclair flaunts his upper-class status, intelligence and taste for highbrow music and art as if he is testing Liam, a writer in need of additional income.
But being rich doesn’t automatically make you a good author...