Daniel Mays

The Interrogation – Press

The Interrogation of Tony Martin airs this Sunday, 18 November at 9PM on Channel 4. The Tony Martin case captivated the UK. Was it a case of self-defense or murder?
Daniel Mays stars as DC Peters along with Steve Pemberton as Tony Martin in this exciting and innovative drama taken verbatim from police interviews in 1999.

Press:

BBC Front Row

Radio Times

BBC News

The Times

iNews

Interrogation full cast

Tune in Sunday evening at 9PM on Channel 4!

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First Look – The Interrogation of Tony Martin

The Interrogation of Tony Martin is scheduled to air on Sunday 18 November at 9PM on Channel 4.  Daniel Mays (Line of Duty, Born to Kill), Steve Pemberton, and Stuart Graham (The Fall, Thirteen, Hunger) star. The drama is written and directed by David Nath for Story Films. Nath is the award winning filmmaker behind BAFTA-winning documentary The Murder Detectives and C4 drama The Watchman.

The Interrogation of Tony Martin will offer up an account of the three days of police questioning following his arrest for shooting two burglars who broke into his farmhouse in 1999. At his trial Martin argued he had used reasonable force to defend himself and his property. His conviction provoked public outcry and the case became a national cause celebre.

First look photos:

Tune in Sunday 18 November at 9PM to watch!

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My Dinner with Herve

Tune in to Sky Atlantic this evening at 9PM for the My Dinner with Herve UK premiere.

Inspired by a real story, My Dinner With Herve explores the unlikely friendship between struggling journalist Danny Tate (Jamie Dornan) and Hervé Villechaize (Peter Dinklage), the world’s most famous knife-wielding French dwarf actor, as it unfolds over one wild night in L.A. — an encounter that will have life-changing consequences for both.

Directed by Sacha Gervasi, with a screenplay by Gervasi and story by Gervasi & Sean Macaulay, the film is executive produced by Steven Zaillian, Richard Middleton, Ross Katz, Jessica de Rothschild, Sacha Gervasi and Peter Dinklage. Garrett Basch and David Ginsberg serve as co-executive producers.

Daniel Mays stars as Casey a fellow journalist who works with Danny Tate (Jamie Dornan).

Co-produced with HBO in the US where My Dinner with Herve is currently available to watch ondemand and stream online.

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Swimming With Men – US Release

IFC Films has announced that Swimming with Men will be released in the US on Friday, 7 December in select cinemas and video on demand (VOD) format.

Presented by IFC Films

His job is a drag, his wife may be cheating on him, and he’s not getting any younger. Accountant Eric (Rob Brydon) is simply treading water when he discovers a newfound sense of purpose thanks to an unexpected source: a group of similarly stuck-in-a-rut guys who have found camaraderie and self-worth through synchronized swimming. Sure, they may be a bit paunchy, but they’re determined to prove they have what it takes to be a whirling, twirling, scissor-kicking aquatic dream team. And they’ve set their sights on the ultimate prize: the world championship. Showcasing the sharp wit of The Trip series’ Rob Brydon, Swimming With Men is a big-hearted, delightfully offbeat ode to answering your calling, no matter where you are in life.

Swimming with Men 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

Check out the new US trailer:

The Swimming with Men pool opens in select US cinemas and VOD on Friday 7 December!

If you are in the UK, the film is released on DVD on 12 November!

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Good Omens – First Trailer

Amazon released the first full trailer for Good Omens this past weekend at the New York Comic Con (NYCC) in New York City:

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.”

Daniel Mays stars as Arthur Young the unwitting father of the antichrist and David Tennant (Crawley) and Michael Sheen (Aziraphale) play the demon and angel trying to stall the end of the world as they know it.

Commenting on his casting back in August 2017, Daniel Mays said he was: “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!

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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Two for Joy – London Premiere

The London premiere of Two for Joy was held this evening (26 September 2018) at Everyman Cinema Kings Cross.

Daniel Mays was in attendance with co-stars Emilia Jones, Badger Skelton, Director Tom Beard, and producer Sadie Frost.

Photos from the evening:

Two for Joy is in select Everyman cinemas beginning Friday 28 September.

A coming-of-age drama, Two for Joy follows a daughter, her mother and her wayward younger brother as their relationship reaches a critical breaking point.
This portrait of modern Britain is seen through the eyes of a family in crisis, shining a spotlight on issues affecting marginal communities, young carers, mental illness and national identity.

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Sunday Brunch – 23 September 2018

Daniel Mays was a guest on this morning’s Sunday Brunch on Channel 4.

Danny discussed Two for Joy (released on Friday, 28 September), Channel 4’s The Inerrogation (premiers this Autumn), and Fisherman’s Friends (released Friday, 23 November).

You can watch the episode online for the next 30 days.

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Two For Joy – Official Trailer & Press

Two for Joy starring Daniel Mays, Sam Morton, and Billie Piper will be released in the UK on Friday 28 September at Everyman and selected cinemas:

Trailer:

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.

Press and appearances:

Television

Sunday Brunch Daniel Mays discusses Two for Joy on 23 September – available online until 22 October.

Radio/Online

BBC Five LiveSadie Frost and Tom Beard on their film Two for Joy

Flickering Myth – Interview with Daniel Mays & Tom Beard

Reviews

Flickering Myth –Review

The Upcoming

The Quietus

Film review – Hollywood Reporter

Little White Lies

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Mother’s Day – Reviews

Mother’s Day aired on Monday 3 September on BBC Two and was met with critical and audience acclaim. This important and emotional drama about the events surrounding the 1993 Warrington bombings starred Daniel Mays, Anna Maxwell Martin, Vicky McClure.

On the day before Mother’s Day 1993, Colin and Wendy Parry’s lives are torn apart when their youngest son Tim is killed in a terrorist attack by the IRA in Warrington’s town centre. The attack shocks ordinary people on both sides of the Irish Sea.

Review roundup:

Telegraph: ★★★★★ Maxwell Martin and Mays gave performances of exceptional depth and power: she a mother struggling to grieve privately for her lost child; he a father convinced some public good must be mined from so senseless a loss.

Guardian: ★★★★ Daniel Mays is also excellent as Colin Parry, channelling his grief in a different direction, towards ensuring his son didn’t die for nothing, and instead becomes a symbol of peace.

The Times: ★★★★ [Mays] put in potent, restrained performance, conveying a man who found catharsis in speaking to the media, reminding people what a “cracker” Tim was.

Warrington Guardian: the couple are portrayed brilliantly by Daniel Mays and Anna Maxwell Martin.

Independent: Powerfully nuanced performances by Anna Maxwell Martin and Daniel Mays as Tim Parry’s parents.

iNews: Moving performances from Anna Maxwell Martin and Daniel Mays.

Express: Anna Maxwell Martin and Daniel Mays portray a convincing couple.

Mother’s Day is available to watch online until March 2019.

We encourage you to visit and suppport the organization that the Parry family started as a way to honour the life of their son Tim: Peace Centre.

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Mother’s Day – Tonight – BBC Two

Mother’s Day airs this evening at 9PM on BBC Two.

This factual drama Written by Nick Leather (Murdered For Being Different, Broken)  and directed By Fergus O’Brien (Against the Law) Mother’s Day focuses on two ordinary women living either side of the Irish Sea, brought together in the wake of the tragedy:

On the day before Mother’s Day 1993, Colin and Wendy Parry’s lives are torn apart when their youngest son Tim is killed in a terrorist attack by the IRA in Warrington’s town centre. The attack shocks ordinary people on both sides of the Irish Sea.

Sue McHugh, an unassuming and normally shy Dublin housewife, is deeply affected by the tragedy. Spurred into action by the events in Warrington and the hope that she can make a difference, Sue urges people across Ireland to demonstrate that the killings on all sides must stop. But has Sue underestimated the challenge of brokering peace in a community that has known only conflict?

As the grieving Parrys search desperately for answers to their son’s senseless killing, they form an alliance with Sue, her husband Arthur, and her Peace ’93 movement, travelling to Dublin in a bid to bring about peace and ensure Tim’s enduring legacy is one of hope and tolerance. Based on real events.

Daniel Mays (Against The Law, Rogue One) will play Tim’s father Colin Parry, Anna Maxwell Martin plays Wendy Parry, with Vicky McClure and David Wilmot (The Alienist, Black Sails) as Susan and Arthur McHugh.

We hope that you will watch this important, moving factual drama.

For Tim and Johnathan.

The BBC has information and support if you, or someone you know, have been affected by the issues raised in Mother’s Day.

Peace Centre

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