A New York Winter's Tale director Akiva Goldsman was delighted with the spark between co-stars Colin Farrell and Jessica Brown Findlay.

Speaking at the film's London premier Goldsman told Bang Showbiz, "I had a lot of help from Colin and Jessie, because they had a real spark. When you put the two of them together you see something lovely."

The film follows a thief named Peter, played by Farrell, who falls in love with a dying woman.

A New York Winter's Tale hits cinemas on February 21.