Producers: Andy Paterson and Anand Tucker of Archer Street

Director: Sharon Maguire


"Incendiary" is adapted from Chris Cleave's novel about a woman whose life is torn apart when her husband and infant son are killed in a suicide bombing at a soccer match. Her trauma is intensified by the fact that she was committing adultery at the time.

Michelle Williams plays the woman and Ewan McGregor the journalist with whom she was having an affair. Matthew Macfadyen plays her husband's boss, a senior anti-terrorist police officer who becomes a rival for her love.

Matthew Macfadyen Role

Senior anti-terrorist police officer, Terence Butcher


The world premiere happened at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2008, in Utah, US. Because of the reception at the festival, the film was recut.

UK cinematic release: 24 October, 2008

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