Ben Wheatley.

Channel 4 orders flesh-eating comedy drama horror

Channel 4 has ordered Generation Z, a comedy drama from Ben Wheatley featuring "pitch-black humour".

British Comedy Guide, 19th August 2019

Ben Wheatley interview

The cult Brit director on his new film airing on BBC 2 and making a movie without violence.

Lou Thomas, Den Of Geek, 30th December 2018

Seasonal shenanigans of a different sort course through Ben Wheatley's new film Happy New Year, Colin Burstead, a nightmarish vision of familial disharmony starring Kill List's Neil Maskell as the eponymous host of a New Year's Eve get-together that starts going pear-shaped before his extended family even get through the door of the Downton Abbey-style heritage home he's rented for them. Hayley Squires, Charles Dance, Bill Paterson and Doon Mackichan are among the top-notch cast Wheatley has assembled to play Colin's squabbling relatives, but it's Sam Riley's appearance as the black sheep of the family that pushes everyone ever closer to the edge, particularly Colin, whose beleaguered, unappreciated effort to honour his family ties feels like an apt representation of the chaos of Brexit-era Britain.

Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 30th November 2018

BBC buys new Ben Wheatley film for Christmas broadcast

BBC Two has acquired acclaimed director Ben Wheatley's new feature film for broadcast on television over Christmas, rather than a cinema release. The characters will later return in a full length TV series.

British Comedy Guide, 10th September 2018

Film of the Day - Sightseers

Intoxicatingly dark, comedy-drama, directed by Ben Wheatley, in which oddball couple escape their mundane Midlands lives and embark on a road trip across the north of England.

Gareth Hargreaves, On The Box, 30th March 2017

Prevenge: film review

It must be hard enough to write, direct, and star in a film at the best of times, so I can only imagine how difficult it must have been for Alice Lowe to do all these things while heavily pregnant.

Anna Power, The London Economic, 6th February 2017

Ben Wheatley interview

Sightseers director Ben Wheatley on caravanning in the UK, the suspicious British, and Mike Leigh's robot movie...

Steven MacKenzie, The Big Issue, 18th April 2013

Evening Standard Film Award nominations for Sightseers

Sightseers has picked up a nomination for the Film of the Year, Alice Lowe was also listed for Best Actress & director Ben Wheatley is up for The Peter Sellers Comedy Award.

Big Talk Productions, 15th January 2013