Here he shares some reflections on the idea of an adaptation of his 2012 biography, Tennyson: To Strive, To Seek, To Find:
For a film of my biography of Tennyson? I don't really like bio-pics, although I think the recent film about Turner, Mr. Turner, is a masterpiece in the genre (the portrayal of John Ruskin in that film is disappointing, though).Read more about Tennyson: To Strive, To Seek, To Find at the publisher's website.
A biographical film about Tennyson's life would be far too long and detailed for any cinema audience to sit through it. And I cannot imagine a professional actor playing the poet with any conviction. The man who could play the role, although I don't know whether he would wish to, is not an actor. I am thinking of the present Lord Tennyson, David Tennyson (the 6th Baron Tennyson), who lives in Christchurch, New Zealand. He bears a strong resemblance to his famous ancestor.