1917

1917 – UK Premiere

The world premiere for the film 1917 was held in London last evening. Daniel Mays, who portrays Sgt, Sanders in the film,  was in attendance along with many of the film’s incredibly talented cast. This was the World Premiere and Royal Film Performance, in support of the Film and TV Charity

1917:
Sam Mendes, the Oscar®-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917.

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them.

1917 is directed by Sam Mendes, who wrote the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Showtime’s Penny Dreadful). The film is produced by Mendes and Pippa Harris (co-executive producer, Revolutionary Road; executive producer, Away We Go) for their Neal Street Productions, Jayne-Ann Tenggren (co-producer, The Rhythm Section; associate producer, Spectre), Callum McDougall (executive producer, Mary Poppins Returns, Skyfall) and Brian Oliver (executive producer, Rocketman; Black Swan).

The film is produced by Neal Street Productions for DreamWorks Pictures in association with New Republic Pictures. Universal Pictures will release the film in the US in limited release on December 25, 2019 and wide on January 10, 2020. Universal and Amblin Partners will distribute the film internationally, with eOne distributing on behalf of Amblin in the U.K.

You can watch the premiere red carpet event livestream  – look for Danny’s interviews around the 11 minute and 41:30 minute marks.

A few photos from the evening:

It was truly an exciting evening for the cast, crew, and creatives. We wish them all the best as the film hits worldwide beginning Christmas Day in the US and then 10 January 2020 in the UK.

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1917 – First Trailer

The first trailer for the epic World War I Film 1917 was released today:

Synosis from official website: Sam Mendes, the Oscar®-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917.

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them.

1917 is directed by Sam Mendes, who wrote the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Showtime’s Penny Dreadful). The film is produced by Mendes and Pippa Harris (co-executive producer, Revolutionary Road; executive producer, Away We Go) for their Neal Street Productions, Jayne-Ann Tenggren (co-producer, The Rhythm Section; associate producer, Spectre), Callum McDougall (executive producer, Mary Poppins Returns, Skyfall) and Brian Oliver (executive producer, Rocketman; Black Swan).

The film is produced by Neal Street Productions for DreamWorks Pictures in association with New Republic Pictures. Universal Pictures will release the film domestically in limited release on December 25, 2019 and wide on January 10, 2020. Universal and Amblin Partners will distribute the film internationally, with eOne distributing on behalf of Amblin in the U.K.

The film’s cast is a who’s who of acting talent including Daniel Mays, Andrew Scott, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch, RIchard Madden, and many others.

This is certainly one of the most anticipated film releases of 2019.

Released on Christmas Day, 2019 in the USA and 10 January 2020 in the UK.

More updates to come!

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Essex Life Magazine – June 2019

The June 2019 issue of Essex Life has a fantastic interview with Daniel Mays.

Versatile actor Danny discusses his time growing up in Essex to his current busy filming schedule. “After 20 years I’m lucky I can gauge a good script and see if it takes me in a different direction, but I’ll always be involved in gritty dramas. It’s part and parcel of who I am.”

Danny mentions the importance of inclusivity of the acting industry: ‘I want there to be a balance of all stories being told. You can have stories about kings and queens and politics, but you also need stories about people living on council estates. That’s not just about actors, but producers, directors, writers. Mike’s (Leigh) not going to be around forever.’

Look for Danny in the upcoming Temple for Sky One later this year as well as films The Rhythm Section, and 1917 early in 2020.

 

Daniel Mays is currently filming White Lines for Netflix.

Thanks to Essex Life Magazine for this feature interview with Danny!

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Daniel Mays joins Sam Mendes’ World War I Film ‘1917’

We are happy to announce that Daniel Mays has joined the cast of Sam Mendes World War I Film ‘1917’!

Danny joins the confirmed cast of George MacKay (a costar from The Caretaker), Dean-Charles Chapman, Andrew Scott, Mark Strong (Temple), Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, and many others.

The film follows two young British soldiers on a single day at the height of World War I.

The film is set to be released in the US/Canada on 25 December 2019 and on 10 January 2020 for the UK

More to come on this exciting, new film project!

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