Andrew Garfield earned his first Oscar nomination at this year's ceremony for Hacksaw Ridge (although we would argue that he should have earned it for his performance in Martin Scorsese’s ill-fated Silence).
Now he seems to be going for the award again in his latest film Breathe. In the film he plays Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield), a man stricken with polio in the 1950s who survived on a breathing machine for some 40 years. Opposite him is The Crown’s Claire Foy, who plays his loving, devoted wife.
Eddie Redmayne won the Best Actor Academy Award only two years ago for playing Stephen Hawking so we know Garfield's latest performance definitely ticks the boxes for overcoming a physical disability and for being based on an inspirational true story.
Breathe marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis.