Bill Nighy plays Cliff in Pride, based on a true story, the film depicts a group of lesbian and gay activists who raised money to help families affected by the British miners’ strike in 1984, at the outset of what would become the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners campaign. The National Union of Mineworkers was reluctant to accept the group’s support due to the union’s public relations’ worries about being openly associated with a gay group, so the activists instead decided to take their donations directly to Onllwyn, a small mining village in Wales — resulting in an alliance between the two communities. The alliance was unlike any seen before but was successful.
Plot: U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.
It is a English, Welsh movie, released in 2014 and Bill Nighy, Ben Schnetzer, Abram Rooney, Jim McManus, George MacKay played the lead parts. The genre of this movie is Biography, Comedy, Drama.
Pride has an IMDB Rating of 7.8 and a Metascore of 79.
It has been directed by Matthew Warchus and is written by Stephen Beresford (screenplay). Pride has won the following awards: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 16 nominations.
Articles by the Guardian about Pride
Pride to receive release in Russia despite anti-gay laws
The British hit film about LGBT support of the 1984 miners’ strike will be distributed in the country where gay ‘propaganda’ has been outlawedRead more on the Guardian website »
Miners and LGBT activists who inspired hit film Pride reunite
Real life figures behind the Bafta-winning comedy come together for the first time since 1984Read more on the Guardian website »
Pride review – power in an unlikely union
Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton and George MacKay sparkle in this tale of lesbian and gay activists’ support for the miners’ strike, writes Mark KermodeRead more on the Guardian website »
Articles by the NY Times
A Cause Unites Unlikely Partners in South Wales
“Pride” brings to film the true 1980s story of when gay activists chose to support union miners in Thatcher’s Britain.