Jack Lowden On Christopher Nolan & ‘Dunkirk’ [VIDEO EXCLUSIVE]
Christopher Nolan, the legendary director behind The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception, and Interstellar, has again made a masterpiece.
Dunkirk, Nolan’s latest film, tells the true story of the battle at Dunkirk beach in France, during which 300,000 British solders were stranded and surrounded by German forces during World War II. Without any recourse, regular British citizens took to their boats to cross the English Channel and rescue their soldiers. Nolan tells the story by utilizing a large ensemble cast and three different timelines told at varying speeds.
Jack Lowden (Tommy’s Honour) plays a Spitfire pilot alongside Tom Hardy, in what is the film’s quickest and possibly most crucial story-lines. It is Lowden’s character’s responsibility to take down German planes before they have the opportunity to bomb the hundreds of thousands of men down on the beach.
Because the true story of the solders – and the British citizens who came to their rescue – is awe-inspiring, Nolan did his best to recreate the battle and get the most genuine performance he could get out his talented cast and crew.
“It was just one of the most exciting experiences I’ve ever had on a film set,” Lowden said exclusively to uInterview.
“I’ve said it before: the [Christopher Nolan] is a true filmmaker. If you need to be hit by something in the shot, Chris will throw it. He’s there, he’s so hands on. It was an amazing experience.”
And the result is obvious. Nolan’s film has been lauded for its stark sense of realism and his fantastic telling of such a captivating story. The film has Nolan’s fingerprints marked all over it and still it manages to feel larger than just another film in an already historic catalogue.
“I think that everybody that works with Chris is, first and foremost, a fan of his films,” Lowden said.
Certainly after Dunkirk, there will be many more fans for Nolan to choose from.
Watch more of our interview with Jack Lowden here.
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It was incredible. I think that everybody that works with Chris is first and foremost a fan of his films. Certainly, it was just one of the most exciting experiences I've ever had on a film set. Even just watching him work. I've said it before, the guy is a true filmmaker. If you need to be hit by something in the shot, Chris will throw it. He's there, he's so hands on. It was an amazing experience.