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Jack Lowden And Terrence Davies Talk Bringing WWI Poet Siegfried Sassoon’s Life To The Big Screen With TIFF Biopic ‘Benediction’

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Filmmaker Terrence Davies chose “Mary Queen of Scots” star Jack Lowden to play World War One poet Siegfried Sassoon in his TIFF biopic “Benediction” and he says the actor’s transformation into the real life soldier and poet was “an absolute joy to witness.” “Jack was absolutely wonderful in the role,” Davies tells ET Canada.

While Lowden explains how he worked hard to “be true to him [Sassoon], and that’s what Terrence crafted in the script.” RELATED: Mélanie Laurent On Women Filmmakers Telling The Stories Of Women Who Are Not Free Around The World: ‘To Never Forget Them’ In the film, Davies touches on Sassoon’s sexuality and how he was part of the LGBTQ+ community during World War I. “You can’t forget he was upper class and those people

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