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Daniel Mays. Actor. London.

Mother’s Day – First Look

BBC Two has released a first look at the cast of Mother’s Day:

Written by Nick Leather (Murdered For Being Different, Broken) Mother’s Day focuses on two ordinary women living either side of the Irish Sea, brought together in the wake of the tragedy.

Anna Maxwell Martin (Motherland, Good Omens) plays Wendy Parry, the mother of 12 year old Tim Parry who lost his life in the attack which left two boys dead and many others injured. Vicky McClure (Line of Duty, The Replacement) plays Susan McHugh, the Dublin mother of two so outraged by the loss of young life that she organised one of the largest peace rallies in Irish history, leading thousands through the streets in protest at the continued violence of the Troubles.

Daniel Mays (Against The Law, Rogue One) will play Tim’s father Colin Parry, with David Wilmot (The Alienist, Black Sails) as Arthur McHugh.

Mother’s Day will air this Autumn on BBC Two.

Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation

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Good Omens – San Diego Comic Con

Good Omens was part of the Amazon Studios panel and San Diego Comic Con earlier.

Those in Ballroom 20 were treated to a behind the scenes look at the series and a trailer (still to be released publicly but was one of the St. James Park scenes with Crowley and Aziraphale):

 

Amazon has also released the teaser poster:

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Daniel Mays stars as Arthur Young the unwitting father of the antichrist.

Commenting on his casting back in August 2017, Daniel Mays says: “Beyond overjoyed to be jumping on board Good Omens. It’s not everyday you get to play the father of the antichrist! Neil Gaiman’s scripts are out of this world and the cast they’ve assembled are second to none. Can’t wait to get cracking!

Described as equal parts humor and horror, fantasy and drama, Good Omens takes place in 2018 when the Apocalypse is near and Final Judgment is set to descend upon humanity. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, and tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan — except that Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon, are not looking forward to the coming war, and someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.

Neil Gaiman, writer, says: “Almost 30 years ago Terry Pratchett and I wrote the funniest novel we could about the end of the world, populated with angels and demons, not to mention an 11 year-old Antichrist, witch-finders and the four horsepeople of the Apocalypse. It became many people’s favourite book. Three decades later, it’s going to make it to the screen. I can’t think of anyone we’d rather make it with than BBC Studios, and I just wish Sir Terry was alive to see it.”

Joe Lewis, Head of Comedy and Drama, Amazon Studios, says: “Spanning not only the universe but also the entirety of time, Neil Gaiman has created a story that may be the largest ever told on television. We’re excited to be working with BBC Studios to bring Neil and Terry Pratchett’s incredible book to life and to Prime members everywhere.”

The End is Nigh…in 2019! Good Omens will launch globally on Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories in 2019 including in the UK, where it will also air on BBC Two at a later date after it’s online debut in the US.

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Porters

Daniel Mays has joined the second series cast of Porters on Dave.

Exclusive from The Sun:

The Line Of Duty actor will play Anthony De La Mer in the second series of the sitcom with Edward Easton, whose character Simon thinks portering is a stepping stone to becoming a doctor – his true calling in life.

Daniel said: “I’m thrilled to be working on these hilarious scripts and joining the hugely talented cast of Porters series two.

“Not to mention re-teaming with the brilliant director Vadim Jean, who gave me my very first break, way back when.”

Porters was renewed for a second series in April for six episodes following it’s successful pilot run in 2018.

Starring: Daniel Mays, Edward Easton, Rutger Hauer, Susan Wokoma, Claudia Jessie, Jo Joyner, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Tanya Franks

Writer: Dan Sefton
Director: Vadim Jean

Lurking beneath St. Etheldreda’s hospital façade is a secret subterranean world. A world of endless corridors, party-throwing mortuary attendants, baton-happy security guards and legally blind laundry train drivers. This is the part of the hospital the public never gets to see – an underground community of hospital workers making the world above them run like clockwork(ish). Moving between the two worlds – the glue that binds everything together, the thin blue line between efficiency and chaos – are the porters. Whether it’s a urine sample, a complaining patient or a dead body – if it’s in St. Etheldreda’s, you’ll need a porter to move it.

Karma-loving, German born Tillman and black-market-Chinese-Viagra selling Frankie rule the porters’ roost. But then along comes Simon. To their great amusement, he thinks portering is just a temporary stepping-stone to what he sees as his true calling in life – being a doctor. He’s actually ambitious and to top it all, he’s about to fall in love with Lucy, a nurse (who all porters know don’t date porters). For Frankie, there’s only one cure for this heady cocktail of delusion. To wind him up like a clockwork mouse.

Because in this strange parallel universe, with the battle-hardened but exhausted Dr Kelly, hypochondriac, recidivist patient Mark, highly mischievous, gameplaying transplant surgeon Mr Pradeep, and ruthless NHS manager Jane Bison, there’s just one big goal for the porters below the decks: getting away with it.

So, lie back, hop on the trolley and enjoy the ride as our porters try to steer the course of least resistance through the topsy-turvy medical seas of life and death.

Porters. An upstairs/downstairs medical comedy. With wheels.

We will have more updates on Porters soon!

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Swimming With Men – Now Playing!

Swimming with Men is released in cinemas today 6 July 2018!

Faced with a full-blown mid-life crisis, accountant Eric (Rob Brydon) joins an all-male group of synchronised swimmers (including Daniel Mays), discovering that making patterns in a pool can, for a couple of hours at least, smooth out the bumps in his work and marriage. Initially keeping their personal lives in the locker, the ramshackle squad and coach Susan (Charlotte Riley) slowly learn to reveal their inner lives, as well as their paunches. But can they get their lives and routines in sync as they embark on an unlikely journey to Milan to compete in the World Championship?

Get your group together and book tickets to see this feel-good summer film.

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Swimming With Men – London Premiere

Tonight saw the London premiere of Swimming with Men starring Daniel Mays, Rob Brydon, Jim Carter, Thomas Turgoose, Rupert Graves, Charlotte Riley. The cast and creatives walked the special blue carpet at the Curzon Mayfair.

Check out photos from the event:

Dive in because the pool officially opens on for Swimming with Men in UK cinemas on Friday 7 July. Get your team of family and friends together and go see this fun, feel-good, summer splash-hit!

Book tickets.

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Swimming With Men – Edinburgh Film Festival- World Premiere

On Sunday, 1 July Swimming With Men had its world premiere at the 72nd Annual Edinburgh Film Festival closing gala.

In attendance were Daniel Mays, Charlotte Riley, Rob Brydon, Thomas Turgoose, Nathaniel Parker, and director Oliver Parker (Dad’s Army).

See below for some photos from the red carpet:

You can also head over to the film fest’s Facebook for the red carpet interviews that were broadcast live as well as read some of their comments on what their experiences where with filming.

We are hearing all good things from the screening that Swimming With Men is a fun, feel-good, great summer film that is not to be missed!

The red carpet excitement continues on Wednesday, 4 July with the London film premiere at the Curzon Mayfair ahead of the wider UK cinema release on Friday, 6 July.

Make sure to book tickets and head out with your team of friends to see Daniel Mays in Swimming with Men!

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Two For Joy – World Premiere

Two for Joy starring Daniel Mays, Billie Piper, and Samantha Morton premiered last evening at the 72nd Annual Edinburgh Film Fest. We are already hearing great things from the premiere screening!

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Vi has been forced to grow up fast; mother-daughter roles are reversed, Vi is Aisha’s carer as well as trying to control her rascal younger brother Troy, who with no father figure and a struggling mother, is a law unto himself – something must give, the situation must change.

TWO FOR JOY has been conceived and developed over the last six years through a series of short films and photo projects by Tom Beard. It’ll be a bold, unique and distinct departure from your classical social-realist film, while un-voyeuristically exploring and bringing into the public eye the consequence of some serious, British, topical themes that are often short-changed by the government, and under-represented on our screens.

Daniel Mays stars as Lias.

Photos from the red carpet:

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A wider release of the film is expected but look for it on the 2018 film fest circuit.

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Swimming With Men – Press

Swimming with Men is released in UK cinemas on Friday 6 July.  You can look forward to upcoming press appearances and articles featuring Daniel Mays and the rest of the cast.

Monday 9 July: BBC Radio Manchester interview- begins approximately 1hr 45 minutes into broadcast.

Thursday 5 July: BBC Radio London interview – begins at approximately 14 minutes into broadcast.

Thursday 5 July: BBC Front Row piece on Swimming with Men includes Daniel Mays.

Sunday 1 July: Daniel Mays interview in the Sunday Express

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Thursday 28 June: BUILD Series London @ 13:30 – watch live via the BUILD Series app or online. You can also apply for tickets for the 13:15 session (you MUST arrive early to ensure seating in this small venue). This interview along with photos and extras will also be available online afterward.

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Swimming With Men – Film Clips

Check out the Swimming with Men film clips and trailers that have been released in the run up to the premiere in July.

A smart and funny comedy, Swimming with Men features lovely performances from Jim Carter, Rupert Graves, Daniel Mays, Adeel Akhtar and Thomas Turgoose as would-be synchronised swimmers, all of whom are using the sport to deal with their own issues.

Teaser trailer:

Official Trailer:

Swimming with Men is released in the UK on 6 July but has its world premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival on 1 July.  Tickets are still available.

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TES Magazine – My Best Teacher

Daniel Mays has a wonderful article in the 25 May issue of Tes Magazine. Danny talks about his art teacher Jane Brown Todd and how she positively influenced him:

Danny says in the article: “Without [Jane Brown Todd] I don’t think that I’d have had the deep rooted passion for art that I do. Even though she  was an art teacher, she made a lasting contribution to me as a performer…”

Jane Brown Todd retired from Italia Conti this year and everyone on Team DM wishes her all of the best!

Tes is dedicated to supporting the world’s teachers. Our mission is to enable great teaching by helping educators to find the tools and technology they need to excel and by supporting them throughout their career and professional development. We are home to the world’s largest online community of teachers, with 7.9 million registered users. This network is one of the fastest growing of any profession globally and helps to support, guide and inspire educators around the world.

For more information on Tes and the great work that they do please visit their website.

With many thanks to Tes & Tes Magazine for their kind use of this
magazine article.

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