Ink on Screen is the film strand of the Mayfair & St James’s Literary Festival. It will spotlight the link between cinema and the written word.


This inaugural season will take place at the Regent Street Cinema which has been restored recently.

It will be curated by Tobias Menzies, whose  acting credits include Casino Royale, Game of Thrones and Outlander. Most recently he played Prince Philip in The Crown.

Find out how to book by visiting our Events Listing page.

Ink on Screen is personal and quixotic, with Tobias’s chosen films based on years of watching films, reading scripts and creating indelible characters.

The season will also include a Q&A with Tobias and contributors from the chosen films.

The first film Tobias has selected is Don’t Look Now – to be screened on Monday October 28.

It is based on Daphne du Maurier’s haunting short story Not After Midnight.

Nicolas Roeg’s iconic horror-thriller sees a couple travelling to Venice after the accidental death of their daughter.

With impressionistic imagery and innovative editing techniques the film is now considered a classic.

There are also two brilliant performances from Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie.

October 30 will see the screening of Tobias’s second choice Under the Skin.



It is loosely based on the cult novel by Michel Faber.

Director Jonathan Glazer’s 2013 film stars Scarlett Johansson in this breathtakingly visual tale.

An otherworldly woman drives around the Scottish countryside. She picks up random men whom she drugs and delivers to her home planet.

The film is a meditation on factory farming, nature, and what it is to be a merciful human being. It also boasts incredible cinematography from Daniel Landin and a remarkable score from Mica Levi.

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See our interview with Oscar-winning actress Olivia Colman, who also starred in The Crown.

Read our interview with Ralph Fiennes, discussing his film White Crow about ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev.