GOOD LUCK TO YOU, Leo Grande (2022)

Nancy Stokes, a retired schoolteacher, is yearning for some adventure, and some sex. Good sex. And she has a plan: she hires a young sex worker named Leo Grande.

The film follows Nancy Stokes (Emma Thompson), a retired schoolteacher and widow, who is yearning for some adventure, some human connections, and some sex. Good sex. Whilst her husband Robert provided a home, a family, and something resembling a life, good sex was never on offer. But he’s gone now, and Nancy has a plan: she will find adventure with a sex worker named Leo Grande (Daryl McCormack). In an anonymous hotel room Nancy greets Leo. He looks every bit as good as his picture, but what Nancy wasn’t expecting was conversation as well as fornication. Leo has a view on everything, and though he may not always tell the truth, Nancy finds she likes him. And he likes her. With growing sexual confidence, Nancy starts to relax. Over the course of three rendezvous, the power dynamics shift and their well-worn masks begin to slip.

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande is an uplifting comedy that challenges expectations. Nancy & Leo discover an unexpected bond in this hilarious, heartwarming, sex-positive tale of empowerment and self-discovery.


'This sexy, clever and moving film is what Hollywood has been missing for so long.'


'An amusing, compassionate and humane drama acted and directed with terrific panache.'


'Emma Thompson and rising star Daryl McCormack are sublime'


'A beautifully written look at female desire and self-confidence'


Good Luck Leo Laurels



Written By

Katy Brand


Sophie Hyde


Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson
Daryl McCormack
Isabella Laughland

2023, BAFTA

Nominated, Outstanding British Film

Nominated, Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer | Katy Brand

Nominated, Leading Actor | Daryl McCormack

Nominated, Leading Actress | Emma Thompson


2023, Golden Globe Awards

Nominated, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy | Emma Thompson


2022, British Independent Film Awards 

Nominated, Best British Independent Film

Nominated, Best Director | Sophie Hyde

Nominated, Best Screenplay | Katy Brand

Nominated, Best Joint Lead Performance | Emma Thompson & Daryl McCormack