Coming off the back of the Oscar nominated Lady Bird, Saoirse Ronan returns to the big screen in the film adaptation of Ian McEwan’s best selling novel, On Chesil Beach. It is summer 1962, and England is still a year away from huge social changes: Beatlemania, the sexual revolution and the Swinging Sixties. Florence ( Saoirse Ronan) and Edward (Billy Howle) are just married and honeymooning on the dramatic coastline of Chesil Beach in Dorset. However, the hotel is old fashioned and stifling, and underlying tensions between the young couple surface and cast unexpected shadows over their long anticipated wedding night.
Starring alonside Rona is Billy Howle who was last seen in Dunkirk. Support is provided by Anne-Marie Duff, Adrian Scarborough, Emily Watson and Samuel West. It is directed by Dominic Cook.
On Chesil Beach will be in cinemas on the 15th of June.