A Way of Life is a British film released in 2004 starring Stephanie James and Brenda Blethyn. It is the debut film of director Amma Asante, who was a child actor and later screenwriter who founded her own production company. It was filmed in South Wales. The film is a fictional drama portraying Leigh-Anne Williams, a teenage mother living in a dilapidated Cardiff council flat. Brenda Blethyn plays the child's paternal grandmother.