The Children Act
The formidable Emma Thompson plays Fiona Maye, a London High Court judge of family law who pays a heavy personal price for her dedication to the complexities of her work. Adapted by Ian McEwan from his 2014 novel.
Synopsis: Fiona Maye (Thompson) is an eminent High Court judge in London presiding with wisdom and compassion over ethically complex cases of family law. With her marriage at breaking point, she is asked to rule on the case of a brilliant boy who is refusing the blood transfusion which will save his life.
“Delivers a sensitive, thoughtful drama about complicated issues. And another reminder, if one were needed, of the subtlety and skill of Emma Thompson’s stratospheric talent.” ~ Ian Freer, Empire.