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Philippa Langley and Steve Coogan discuss portrayal of ME in The Lost King

Philippa Langley, whose search for the remains of Richard III forms the centre of new movie The Lost King, says she was keen to be honest with the writers about her life with ME. Myalgic encephalomyelitis, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome, is a long-term condition which can cause extreme tiredness, extended recovery time after physical activity and problems with sleeping. The condition is commonly stigmatised and seldom depicted on screen, with those who live with chronic fatigue often experiencing prejudice from those who think they're just being lazy. Langley, who is played by Sally Hawkins in the movie, told Yahoo that she initially wasn't sure whether to tell writers Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope about her often misunderstood condition. The Lost King is in UK cinemas from 7 October.

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