"It had been a while since I made a film, and the ones the American studios are making these days are not the kind I want to make. I went to about 40 independent production companies in the UK. I met Barnaby Thompson, head of Ealing Studios (Easy Virtue, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest and Valiant, among it’s many hits) who told me about a script he was developing with screenwriters Piers Ashworth and Nick Moorcroft, and which he thought I might be interested in. He gave me Burke and Hare."
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