Getting Direct With Directors...
Iain Softley on the set of The Skeleton Key
No.32: Iain Softley

Iain Softley has enjoyed a diverse career since making his debut with the acclaimed Fab Four drama Backbeat in 1994. His subsequent career has been harder to predict than the Lottery numbers - Jonny Lee Miller and Angelina Jolie teen computer flick Hackers (1995) was followed by Henry James costume drama The Wings Of The Dove (1997), with Helena Bonham Carter and Linus Roache.

Skeleton Key He was attached to a couple of British movies (The Boathouse; About A Boy) but eventually resurfaced in Hollywood with the sci-fi curio K-PAX (2002), starring Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges. He's now hopped genres again to make supernatural thriller The Skeleton Key.


video  WATCH: Iain tells you why he became a director; what his alternative career would be; which filmmaker he'd like to see at work; and the last movie he paid to see...


video  WATCH: Iain reveals the most famous person in his contacts book; his underrated and overrated directors; the dumbest question he's ever been asked; and precisely what's wrong with test screenings...


video  WATCH: Iain on the damage that reviews can do; the best and worst pieces of advice he's recieved; where he's heading for the end of the world; his three favourite films; and where he stands on the Norman Wisdom question...


The Skeleton Key is released in UK cinemas on Friday 29th July 2005. You can see Iain's thoughts on Kate Hudson, New Orleans, and the differences between hoodoo and voodoo in our Skeleton Key interview

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