Synopsis: A biography of painter Francis Bacon (Jacobi), it concentrates on his strained relationship with George Dyer (Craig), a small-time thief. The film draws heavily on the authorised biography of Bacon, The Gilded Gutter Life of Francis Bacon by Daniel Farson, and is dedicated to him.
Starring: Derek Jacobi, Daniel Craig, Anne Lambton, Karl Johnson, Annabel Brooks, Adrian Scarborough, Tilda Swinton Directed by: John Maybury
Written by: John Maybury
Produced by: Takashi Asai, Ben Gibson, Patrice Haddad, Yvonne Isimeme Ibazebo, Chiara Menage, Frances-Anne Solomon
Awards: Best New British Feature (director John Maybury) and two Best British Performance awards at Edinburgh International Film Festival, Art Fiction: Best Direction & Art Fiction: Best Cinematography at Art Film Festival, Best Actor at Evening Standard British Film Awards, Best Cinematography at Fantasporto