Weekend TV Pick Preview: IFC’s ‘Falling For Figaro’ A Winner, Starring Joanna Lumley, Danielle Macdonald

IFC Films have a terrific movie coming October 1 that will delight any romantic comedy fans, especially ones set in the scenic Scottish Highlands. Falling For Figaro is a reinvention story for one woman unsatisfied with her life choices, career, and relationship. She harbors a desire to bet on herself in the creative arts. It’s riotously funny, full of heart and you will love it.

TV Shows Ace has a preview below that shows off the lead stars, Joanna Lumley and Danielle Macdonald.

Lumley is a British lioness with numerous theater and film credits. She famously starred as Patsy Stone, the hedonist foil to BFF Edina Monsoon in Absolutely Fabulous.

Australian actor Macdonald starred as Patricia “Patti” Dombrowski in the 2017 drama Patti Cake$ and as Willowdean Dickson in the 2018 film Dumplin’and Amber in the Netflix series, Unbelievable.

The Highlands beckon: Falling For Figaro for IFC

The Scottish Highlands serve as the stunning backdrop for this rich and romantic tale from award-winning director Ben Lewin.

Falling For Figaro follows a gifted young fund manager named Millie (Macdonald), who quits her job and exits a going-nowhere relationship with her long-term boyfriend to fulfill her dream of becoming an opera singer.

Millie has talented vocal chops but needs an opera singer’s discipline and training. So enter an opportunity to study with a renowned operatic star. And the catch? Meghan Geoffrey-Bishop (Lumley) cannot abide by Millie’s lack of understanding of the sacrifices she needs to make and lack of preparatory skills in the opera department.

Regardless, Millie sails forward and begins intense vocal training lessons with Geoffrey-Bishop, who slowly warms to her. But then, unexpected romance enters the picture for Millie when she meets handsome Max (Hugh Skinner), another of Meghan’s students.

Millie dives into intense vocal training lessons with this fearsome and exacting singing teacher and former opera diva,  Geoffrey-Bishop (Lumley). Max is another of Meghan’s students, also training for the upcoming Singer of Renown, a reality TV competition contest.

The friction between students Millie and Max gradually becomes a bonafide romance, and the competition between Millie and Max slowly evolves into something different and more profound.

Creatives and cast

Produced by Philip Wade, Judi Levine, Arabella Page Croft, Falling For Figaro was written by Ben Lewin and Allen Palmer, directed by Lewin, and stars Danielle Macdonald, Joanna Lumley, Hugh Skinner, Gary Lewis, Shazad Latif, Vicki Pepperdine, and Rebecca Benson.


Opening in theaters and VOD October 1

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