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As her marriage to Jack (Stanley Tucci) flounders, eminent High Court judge Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) has a life-changing decision to make at work – should she force teenage boy Adam (Fionn Whitehead) to have the blood transfusion that will save his life?

Her unorthodox visit to his hospital bedside has a profound impact on them both, stirring strong new emotions in the boy and long-buried feelings in her.

“It’s always rewarding to watch Thompson bring her lucid wit and deep emotional reserves to bear on a meaty role” (LA Times)

“”The Children Act” is that rarest of things: an adult drama, written and interpreted with a sensitivity to mature human concerns” (Variety)