Alan Rickman has assembled a star-studded cast for his first foray behind the camera in 17 years. The 69-year-old actor – best known to many for playing Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films – last took the director’s chair in 1997 for The Winter Guest starring Emma Thompson and real-life mother Phyllida Law.
This time Rickman’s calling upon the services of Kate Winslet to play Sabine De Barra, a landscape gardener hired to work for Louis XIV at his not-yet-completed palace at Versailles. The Oscar-winning actress is joined on screen by Rickman (as the French monarch), Matthias Schoenaerts, Helen McCrory, Stanley Tucci and Jennifer Ehle in this lavish costume drama.
In an exclusive clip from the film – released in UK cinemas on 17th April – Sabine, new to the French court, mistakes King Louis for one of her colleagues, and some rather awkward conversation ensues…
A Little Chaos is released in UK cinemas on 17th April