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  Nicole   August 04, 2018

THE TELEGRAPHGemma Arterton and Dominic Savage are having their photographs taken in a London hotel. The star of the stage musical Made in Dagenham, in a blue dress, exudes confidence and energy; the writer and director of such brilliant TV dramas as Freefall (2009) and Dive (2010), in necktie and designer spectacles, appears a little shy. Having your picture taken with Arterton, he tells me afterwards, is like trying to play piano alongside a concert pianist. It makes you self-conscious.

Arterton and Savage first met 10 years ago, to talk about making a film that never happened. Arterton, then a rising star after being cast as a Bond girl in Quantum of Solace (2008), asked Savage if he would send her his films. He obliged. To that section on her shelf, she can now add The Escape, a remarkable new film that they have created together.

Arterton, twice nominated for an Olivier award, gives what might just be the performance of her career as Tara, a wife and mother-of-two who succumbs to depression after she realises she wants more from life. Savage’s camera dwells on Arterton’s face as she withdraws deep inside herself, tears forming while she submits wordlessly to a “quickie” with husband Mark (Dominic Cooper, with whom she last shared a screen in the 2010 film, Tamara Drewe, directed by Stephen Frears).

It’s a beautiful, internalised performance that, in part, grew out of Savage’s belief in improvisation: “The whole idea of a director is as controlling and in charge and all that s—,” he says. “And I don’t work that way at all”. Before filming began, the two of them talked in depth about their own lives, a process that required an unusual degree of courage. “Actors of a certain level are very untrusting,” Arterton says. “They’re nervous about opening up to you, in case it gets leaked out.”

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