Daniel Mays

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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Code 404 – First Look

Sky has released the first image for Code 404 starring Daniel Mays and Stephen Graham:

Code 404 PR

Stephen Graham and Daniel Mays are set to star in Code 404, a new Sky original production, for Sky One, set in the in the Special Investigation Unit at the London Met.

The 6×30” police comedy series, co-produced by Water & Power Productions and Kudos, part of the Endemol Shine Group, is set in the near future and will revolve around two Detective Inspectors, DI John Major (Daniel Mays) and DI Roy Carver (Stephen Graham), who are the top crime fighting duo in the Unit. But when an undercover sting goes horribly wrong, Major is gunned down on the job and killed.

How will the SIU function without Major? It doesn’t have to. As an ‘asset’ considered too valuable to lose, Major’s body is fast-tracked into an experimental Artifical Intelligence project to bring him back from the dead. The only problem is, Major 2.0 may look like and sound like the original, but something has been lost in translation – quite a lot actually. His arrogant demeanour and gung-ho approach remain but his crimefighting instincts have completely deserted him. Somehow, Major’s error-strewn hunches and Carver’s scrambling to make good allows them to just about scrape by. But while the experiment might be hailed as a success, on the front line Roy Carver is left dealing with an increasingly deluded partner.

Jon Mountague, Head of Comedy, Sky Entertainment, said: “What a coup, Stephen Graham and Daniel Mays are the dream team – the perfect Carver and Major. Danny Peak’s scripts are endlessly hilarious and very, very arresting. Can’t wait.”

Tom Miller from Water & Power Productions, said: “Danny and Stephen are an electric double-act, and with Daniel Peak’s brilliant scripts we can’t wait to bring this to life for Sky One.”

Phil Temple from Kudos, said: “We couldn’t be more delighted to have such outstanding actors bringing heart and passion to these joyful scripts – this really is going to be great!”

Code 404 will be directed by Al Campbell and written by Daniel Peak. Executive producers include Tom Miller and Sam Myer for Water & Power Productions, Phil Temple and Diederick Santer for Kudos and Morwenna Gordon for Sky. The series was commissioned by Jon Mountague, Sky’s Head of Comedy and Zai Bennett, Director of Programming for Sky Entertainment UK & Ireland.

Code 404 will air on Sky One and streaming service NOW TV sometime in 2020 and will be internationally distributed by Sky Vision.

Check back for more information soon!

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Des – ITV

The Sun has the big news that Daniel Mays is set to star with David Tennant and Jason Watkins in ITV’s new drama “Des”.

Danny will portray Detective Chief Inspector Peter Jay the police officer who investigated the Muswell Hill crime scene. David Tennant will portray Dennis Nilsen, a former soldier and policeman, murdered at least a dozen boys and young men in his North ­London homes between 1978 and 1983. Jason Watkins will portray Brian Masters who wrote the biography on Nilsen.

ITV Press Release:

ITV’s head of drama, Polly Hill, said: “This starts with ­Nilsen’s arrest and is looking at him through the eyes of the police officer trying to identify those he killed and deliver ­justice. David Tennant is going to be brilliant as Nilsen and, with Daniel and Jason, this has an incredible cast.”

Written by Luke Neal, the three-part drama is based on material from Brian’s book Killing For Company, which features conversations with the twisted loner, known as “Des”.

Filming begins very soon with an expected transmission date sometime in 2020.

Radio Times

Deadline

Variety

Check back for updates on this exciting new project!

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2019 Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance

Daniel Mays took part in the 2019 Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance held at Royal Albert Hall on Saturday, 9 November.

2019 Program:

2019 marks 75 years since 1944, a pivotal year in the Allied fight for freedom in the Second World War. There will be unique tributes to mark the 75th anniversary of the battles of Monte Cassino, Kohima, Imphal and D-Day culminating in a parade of some of the last surviving veterans who fought and served in 1944. 

Throughout the event we’ll remember the bond of friendship and collaboration that exists between Britain, the Commonwealth and her allies. As the petals fall in the Royal Albert Hall, the festival will pay tribute to all victims of war and remember those that made the ultimate sacrifice.

We encourage to watch this superb program in its entirety:
BBC iPlayer

Please consider donating to the Royal British Legion and supporting their great work in supporting the Armed Services Community.

Lest We Forget

 

 

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Temple- Reviews

The Temple reviews are in! Episode one aired Friday evening to rave reviews from viewers and critics. We cannot wait to see where this story is headed…

The Telegraph: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Daniel Mays was good as a comic foil”

iNews: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Blackly comic, gloriously Gothic and potentially very addictive”

The Arts Desk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ “There’s excellent support…Daniel Mays enjoys himself to an indecent degree…”

The Sunday Times: “Temple is a clever little piece of programming”

The Guardian: “Hugely rewarding”

Episode two airs Friday, 20 September at 9PM on Sky One.

All episodes are available to watch on Sky via the SkyGo app and also on NowTV.

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Temple

Temple starring Daniel Mays, Mark Strong, and Carice van Houten premieres tonight at 9PM on Sky One! All episodes will be available online via NowTV shortly after episode one airs. The remaining episodes (eight in total) will follow weekly on Friday evenings at 9PM on Sky One and be available on catch-up.

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BGC Charity Day

Daniel Mays took part in the BGC Charity Day at Sunrise Brokers in London. Danny was representing the wonderful charity Haven House Children’s Hospice.

Every year, Cantor Fitzgerald and their affiliates, BGC Partners and GFI Group, in conjunction with the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, commemorate their 658 friends and colleagues and 61 Eurobrokers employees who perished on September 11, 2001 by distributing 100% of their global revenues on Charity Day to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund and dozens of charities around the world. Since its inception, Charity Day has raised approximately $159 million globally. Each anniversary is a poignant occasion for the company. Charity Day is their way of turning a tragic day into one that is positive and uplifting by helping others.

Scroll through the below images of Danny from the 2019 BGC Charity Day at Sunrise Brokers in London:

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Temple – Press Updates

 

Temple premieres in one week on Friday 13 September on Sky One at 9PM! All episodes will be available online on the 13th as well.

We cannot wait for everyone to see this incredible series starring Daniel Mays, Mark Strong, Carice van Houten, and Craig Parkinson.

Ahead of the premiere Daniel Mays is scheduled to appear at press events:

Monday 9 September:

BBC Radio 6 Music interview recording

Series Linked podcast with Emma Bullmore and Mark Jeffries

AOL Build London 

BFI preview event at 8:15PM – tickets still available!

Tuesday 10 September:

Sky News- Sunrise 

Steve Allen LBC (will be available later on the podcast if you miss it)

Wednesday 11 September:

BBC The One Show along with Mark Strong

Thursday 12 September:

BBC Radio 6 Music – tune in from 1PM

Magazine And Newspaper Interviews:

Radio Times feature article

Sunday Times ‘Daniel Mays is possibly the only British actor who could play this part and inspire a strange blend of terror and affection’

Daily Mail

Reviews:

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Temple – Premieres 13 September

Just under three weeks to go until Temple premiers on Sky One!

Daniel Mays stars with Mark Strong and Carice van Houten in this darkly comic thriller.

Deep below the streets of London, descending past Temple tube in the beating heart of the city, lies a dark secret. An illegal clinic has been set up in an abandoned subterranean network of tunnels.

Daniel (Mark Strong) is a surgeon driven by personal tragedy to treat anyone who is willing to pay for medical help outside the system. Aided by Lee (Daniel Mays), a disgruntled transport employee, and Anna a guilt-ridden medical researcher, they treat a variety of increasingly desperate and highly dangerous patients, as Daniel’s morality is tested to the limit.

Temple is a story of fate, chaos and consequence and asks how far you would go to save the person you love.

Premiering at 21:00 on Friday 13 September and with all episodes available online at Sky

 

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