Dir: Simon Curtis
Starring: Domhnall Gleeson and Kelly Macdonald
A film charting the relationship between the writer A. A. Milne and his son, Christopher Robin
This depressing biographical drama is very good at showing how a phenomenal professional success such as the Winnie-the-Pooh books can also be the most catastrophic personal failure. It is not for the faint-hearted and at times appears quite contrived, and despite being well worked, it received less than positive reviews. It features a scene towards the end of a young Christopher Robin going off to war, which was filmed at Horsted Keynes on the Bluebell Railway. Interestingly, a three coach train passes through in the hands of Maunsell S15 Class 4-6-0 No.847, a very rare depiction of an express train on a preserved line. Another train then calls at the platform, with what appears to be one of the line’s U Class 2-6-0’s at the front.