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Dad’s Army Press Updates

There is a lot of fun and exciting Dad’s Army press happening this week ahead of the film’s opening on Friday 5 February.  We will be updating this page with the latest news and videos.

Universal UK Youtube channel clips of Dad’s Army

Interviews with Daniel Mays and Blake Harrison:
What’s On TV
ITN

Does the Dad’s Army film cast know the theme song?
Empire Magazine (auto-play video!)

The cast gets quizzed on Dad’s Army – How did they do? Empire Magazine

Getting nostalgic with the Dad’s Army cast via the BBC

Dad’s Army film director Oliver Parker and writer Hamish McColl on turning Britain’s much loved sitcom into a feature film via BBC Front Row

The Women of Dad’s Army via The MCMBuzz YouTube channel

Dad’s Army film spotlights role of women in the war via BBC News

See what Danny Mays and Blake Harrison think this weekend’s Premier League matches will bring as they go up against Mark Lawrenson in this week’s Premier League predictions: Lawro v Dad’s Army stars.

How the new Dad’s Army film was made via British Comedy Guide

Updated 5 February

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The Red Lion Interviews & Press

14 June: Fantastic interview with Peter Wight from The Stage.  
10 June 2015 – More photos from The Red Lion press photo call at the Dorfman Theatre on 9 June 2015 (via photographer Elliott Franks). And photographer Alastair Muir

Curtis Brown article on Daniel Mays’ National Theatre debut this evening in The Red Lion.

– Getty Images has stunning production photos from The Red Lion. Embed from Getty Images

9 June 2015: BBC Front Row has an excellent John Wilson interview with The Red Lion’s talented playwright (and mega Lewes FC supporter) Patrick Marber.

–  Another great interview with Patrick Marber from ESPN FC.

–  Patrick Marber on ‘The Red Lion’, writer’s block, and getting fired from ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’  via The Independent.

8 June 2015: Additional production photos for The Red Lion released by The National Theatre.

7 June 2015: The Observer New Review (Guardian): Daniel Mays: ‘Football is just the gateway. It’s really about betrayal, loss and ambition’

5 June 2015: Time Out has a first look at The Red Lion production photos.

29 May 2015: Sport on stage: talk a good game Like other sporting dramas, Patrick Marber’s new play about football takes on wider resonance (login needed).

19 May 2015: Interview with director Ian Rickson The Red Lion: A play for Non-League supporters
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Daniel Mays Cast as Private Joe Walker in Dad’s Army Film

Exciting news today that Daniel Mays has been cast as Private Joe Walker, the well known Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard spiv, or rather “Wholesales Supplier”, in the upcoming Dad’s Army film!

The stellar cast includes Catherine Zeta Jones as a journalist reporting on the Home Guard, Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring, Bill Nighy as Sgt. Wilson, Blake Harrison as Private Pike, along with Mark Gatiss, Michael Gambon, Sarah Lancashire and others.

“It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting the pulses racing and putting the local women on red alert. MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea. There’s a spy on the loose! The outcome of the war is suddenly at stake, and it falls to our unlikely heroes to stand up and be counted.”

The beloved BBC series aired from 1968-1977 and still brings in 2 million viewers whenever it’s shown on BBC2.

Filming on Dad’s Army commences very soon in Yorkshire.

The Hollywood Reporter

BBC News

Stay tuned for more news!

Daniel Mays Interview: Guardian

Lovely interview with Danny Mays in The Guardian
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Daniel Mays is telling me about the periwig. For his role as the diarist Samuel Pepys in a new four-part ITV drama, The Great Fire, based on the true events of the fire that swept through London in 1666, he wears an extraordinary Gaga-esque confection of auburn curls. “Oh man, this thing was waiting for me in the makeup truck,” he laughs. “It’s one of those things where you have to leave your vanity at the door and embrace it…

Press Pack–World War One: The People’s Story

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ITV continues their extraordinary coverage of the World War One Centenary with The People’s Story

The press pack includes a lovely interview (begins page 7) with Daniel Mays who portrays Reg Evans Corporal 1st Hertfordshire Regiment.

The extraordinary stories of ordinary people whose lives were transformed during the First World War will be told in their own words in a landmark new series for ITV, made in partnership with Imperial War Museums

 

Marking the centenary of the outbreak of the war in 1914, the experiences of men and women, young and old, from across Britain and the social classes that divided society at the time, are vividly brought to life in 4×60 series The Great War: The People’s Story, produced by Shiver [ITV Studios]. 

 

Episode 1: Sunday 10 August at 9PM (Starring Daniel Mays)

Episode 2: Sunday 17 August at 9PM (Starring Daniel Mays)

Episode 3: Sunday August 24 at 9PM

Episode 4: Sunday August 31 at 9PM

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