James Northcote stars in 'A Clever Woman' which follows the emotional homecoming of two sisters, performance artists Phoebe (Tanya Myers) and Dot (Josie Lawrence), following the death of their mother, a composer and musician. Set on the Isle of Wight the film sees them return to their chilhood home one year after her death, as they prepare a musical performance piece as a memorial to their mother, which unpacks their complex relationship and her complicated legacy.
James Northcote plays Tom, a musician and flautist who has been house sitting in their mother's home and has repaired her Steinway pianola. He plays it for Phoebe and Dot as they practice their mother's song 'A Clever Woman'.
The film's dialogue is improvised which creates a naturalistic style. Their conversations, with their silences, pauses and sudden bursts of laughter, feel as if we’re overhearing real people. The film also stars Anna Mottram as Monica, who co-wrote the film alongside director Jon Sanders.
A Clever Woman premiered at last year's Edinburgh Film Festival and is released into selected cinemas this Friday, 21st April. Watch the trailer.
James Northcote can also be seen playing Aldhelm in The Last Kingdom film 'Seven Kings Must Die', which is currently available to stream on Netflix. He is available for voiceovers from Anthea Represents. Click his image for his profile page and voiceover showreel.