Daniel Mays

Temple – Premieres Friday 13 September

Temple premieres on Friday 13 September on Sky One! Daniel Mays stars with Mark Strong, Carice van Houten, and Craig Parkinson.

What is Temple about?

Daniel played by 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 a disgruntled transport employee, played by Daniel Mays, and Anna a guilt-ridden medical researcher played by Carice van Houten, 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.

Heartfelt and darkly comic, the thriller is adapted by Mark O’Rowe from the critically acclaimed Norwegian drama series Valkyrien, Temple will be produced by Hera Pictures for Sky.

Check out the trailer:

The BFI has a preview event for the first two episodes on Monday 9 September. Tickets are still available.

Tune in to Sky One, Sky HD, and online on Friday September 13th for this incredible series!

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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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Fisherman’s Friends DVD/Digital Debuts at #1!

We are so happy to report that Firsherman’s Friends has had a smashing first week release via DVD, Blu-ray, and digital platforms!

Fisherman’s Friends sails straight to Number 1 on the Official Film Chart
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 Fisherman’s Friends reels in the Number 1 spot on the Official Film Chart, knocking Captain Marvel to second place in what was an extremely close race.

The biographical comedy-drama based around the story of the major label-signed, sea shanty-singing group comes in at the top of the chart. The official soundtrack for the film spent three weeks in the Official Singles Chart Top 40 upon the film’s release in March, becoming the band’s third Top 40 collection.

The second brand new entry this week, on digital downloads only, is Alita: Battle Angel (3); starring Rosa Salazar & Christoph Waltz. Based on a 1990’s manga, it follows a revived, amnesiac cyborg as she sets out on a quest to find out who she was in her past life.

Previous Number 1 Fighting With My Family drops two to Number 4, while Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse hangs on at Number 5. How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World falls two to Number 6.

Thanks to the on-going success of Toy Story 4 in cinemas, the original Toy Story claims a fourth consecutive week in the top tier at 7; Bohemian Rhapsody climbs two to 8; Ant-Man And The Wasp flies 16 to Number 9, and finally, Toy Story 3 drops to Number 10.

Fisherman’s Friends is now available to on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital platforms.

Thanks to BASE.org for the fantastic news today!

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Two For Joy – UK Television Premiere

Two for Joy premieres on Sky Cinema Channel at 10:10AM and 10PM.

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.

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Fisherman’s Friends – Now Available on DVD and Digital!

Fisherman’s Friends – the feel-good film of the year- is now available on DVD, Blu-Ray, and digital platforms!

A fast-living, cynical London music executive (Danny Mays) heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he’s pranked by his boss (Noel Clarke) into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen (led by James Purefoy). He becomes the ultimate ‘fish out of water’ as he struggles to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families who value friendship and community over fame and fortune. As he’s drawn deeper into the traditional way of life he’s forced to re-evaluate his own integrity and ultimately question what success really means.

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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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Good Omens – Now Streaming Worldwide

Armageddon is here (a few hours early)! Amazon Prime has released all episode of Good Omens across their wordlwide streaming sites.

Described as equal parts humor and horror, fantasy and drama, Good Omens takes place in 2018 when the Apocalypse is near and Finall 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.

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 that 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…on 31st May 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 streaming debut.

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First Look – Temple

Sky released their first look trailer for the brilliant Temple starring Daniel Mays and Mark Strong. Tentatively announced for a 13 September premiere on Sky.

Mark Strong (Kingsman), Carice van Houten (Game of Thrones) and Daniel Mays (Line of Duty) will star in the Sky-commissioned thriller series Temple. The high-concept eight-parter, produced by Hera Pictures head Liza Marshall (Riviera), is playwright Mark O’Rowe’s adaptation of the acclaimed Norwegian drama series Valkyrien about the workings of an illegal and subterranean

Strong will star as Daniel, a surgeon who is driven by personal tragedy to treat anyone in his underground London clinic who is willing to pay for medical help outside the system. Aided by Lee (Mays), a disgruntled transport employee, and Anna (van Houten), 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.

Executive producers are Marshall, Strong and O’Rowe for Hera Pictures and Gabriel Silver and Anne Mensah for Sky. Luke Snellin (Wanderlust) is the lead director, with Shariff Korver (Fenix) and Lisa Siwe (Modus) following; Barney Reisz (Black Mirror) produces. Sky Vision will distribute internationally and co-fund the series, which is being lined up for Sky One in Autumn 2019.

Former Scott Free, Channel4 and Archery Pictures exec Marshall added: “After the success of Riviera, I am thrilled to be working with Sky again on my first production for Hera. I think the audience will love the world of Temple and it’s darkly funny take on life.”

We are hearing great buzz about Temple and cannot wait to see it on Sky One – most likely September time frame!

Check back for updates…

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Fisherman’s Friends – In Cinemas Now!

Fisherman’s Friends is released in UK cinemas today! Daniel Mays stars in this heartwarming, feel good film based on the true story of the Fisherman’s Friends singers.

A fast-living, cynical London music executive (Danny Mays) heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he’s pranked by his boss (Noel Clarke) into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen (led by James Purefoy). He becomes the ultimate ‘fish out of water’ as he struggles to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families who value friendship and community over fame and fortune. As he’s drawn deeper into the traditional way of life he’s forced to re-evaluate his own integrity and ultimately question what success really means.

Book tickets at your favourite local cinema!

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Porters Premieres Tonight!

We cannot wait for 10PM this evening to see Daniel Mays in Porters series 2 on the Dave Channel!

Danny joins the cast as Anthony De La Mer:
A new Porter, Anthony, is in town as, unknown to Frankie and Simon, Tillman has headed off temporarily to a religious retreat. Anthony and Frankie have form and find themselves instantly in conflict when he tries to take a cut of her black-market perfume empire. Will he last the week…?

Episode Guide from UK Comedy

If you miss the episode at 10PM you can catch up online at UKTV or with the repeats over the next week:

  • Friday 15th March 2019 at 1:00am
  • Monday 18th March 2019 at 11:20pm
  • Wednesday 20th March 2019 at 11:00pm

Tune in Thursday evenings at 10PM!

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