Daniel Mays

Two For Joy – World Premiere

Two for Joy starring Daniel Mays, Billie Piper, and Samantha Morton premiered last evening at the 72nd Annual Edinburgh Film Fest. We are already hearing great things from the premiere screening!

Two For Joy –

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.

Photos from the red carpet:

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A wider release of the film is expected but look for it on the 2018 film fest circuit.

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Swimming With Men – Press

Swimming with Men is released in UK cinemas on Friday 6 July.  You can look forward to upcoming press appearances and articles featuring Daniel Mays and the rest of the cast.

Thursday 28 June: BUILD Series London @ 13:30 – watch live via the BUILD Series app or online. You can also apply for tickets for the 13:15 session (you MUST arrive early to ensure seating in this small venue). This interview along with photos and extras will also be available online afterward.

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Swimming With Men – Film Clips

Check out the Swimming with Men film clips and trailers that have been released in the run up to the premiere in July.

A 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.

Teaser trailer:

Official Trailer:

Swimming with Men is released in the UK on 6 July but has its world premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival on 1 July.  Tickets are still available.

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Swimming with Men – Official Trailer

The Independent has the exclusive first look at the official trailer for Swimming With Men:

The Independent says: Perhaps the best line of the trailer comes from Daniel Mays (Rogue One): “We’re just a bunch of middle-aged men who want to meet up in trunks that are too small for us, and make funny little patterns in a pool.”

A bittersweet British comedy packed with delightful performances, Swimming with Men – hailed ‘The Full Monty in speedos’ – is a winning comedy drama, with Rob Brydon excellent as a middle-aged man who stumbles across a rather unusual way to try and deal with the issues in his marriage.

Brydon plays Eric, an accountant whose life seems to be in order until in a moment of middle-aged madness he starts to think his wife, Heather (Jane Horrocks), is having an affair and he moves out of their home. He finds solace of sorts at the local swimming pool, where he ends up joining a team of similarly challenged men who form a male synchronized swimming team. Against all odds, they end up training for the world championships in Milan, with Eric hoping his wife will be impressed by his new skills.  

Can their coach, Susan (Charlotte Riley), whip them into shape? Will they master the flower, the pyramid and the spinning circle in time? More importantly, can Eric win Heather back with the help of his newfound confidence? A 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.

Swimming With Men has its UK premiere at the Edinburgh Film Fest on 1 July.  Some tickets are still available – Book tickets.

The film opens in UK cinemas on 6 July.

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Fisherman’s Friends – It’s a wrap!

Production on Fishermans’ Friends is officially wrapped as of 3 June 2018.

Based on the true story of a group of fishermen from Port Issaac, Cornwall who are signed by Universal Records and achieve a top ten hit with their debut album of Sea Shanty’s and even went on to play the main stage at Glastonbury in 2011.

In a twist of fate, cynical music executive Danny (Daniel Mays) finds himself in a small Cornish village trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen. Attempting to overcome the fishermen’s skepticism about the music business he finds himself drawn into the community, has his integrity tested and ultimately is shown the meaning of loyalty, love and friendship.

Also joining Daniel in the cast are James Purefoy, Dave Johns, Tuppence Middleton, David Heyman, Maggie Steed, and Noel Clarke.

Check back here for updates including the film’s release date in 2019!

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Urban Myths – Sex Pistols vs Bill Grundy

Tonight’s the night! Daniel Mays‘ episode of Urban Myths airs on Sky Arts at 9PM.

Urban Myths: Sex Pistols vs Bill Grundy:
This is the re-imagined story behind The Sex Pistols’ infamous appearance on Bill Grundy’s show in 1976, a year before their legendary debut album Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols was released.

The foul-mouthed encounter catapulted The Sex Pistols into the public eye and signaled the arrival of mainstream punk, while simultaneously destroying Grundy’s career – and all because of a last minute cancellation by Freddie Mercury.

Stars Daniel Mays, Steve Pemberton, Kieran Hodgson, and Kayvan Novak.

If you are a Sky subscriber you may already have access to watch this hilarious episode online via the SkyGo app. You can also watch the episode again over the weekend:

Thursday 31 May: 11:45PM SkyArts
Saturday 1 June: 11PM SkyArts
Sunday 2 June: 11:10PM Sky Atlantic

Danny also narrates Anarchy on Thames which is repeated on SkyArts:

Friday 1 June: 12:15AM
Saturday 2 June: 11:30PM
Sunday 10 June: 1:45AM

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Two For Joy – Edinburgh Film Fest Premiere

It was announced today that Two For Joy  directed by Tom Beard and starring Daniel Mays, Billie Piper, Sam Morton, and others will have its UK premiere at the Edinburgh Film Fest on 23 & 24 June as part of the Best of British Strand.

A powerful coming-of-age drama about a sister and younger brother who must care for their troubled mother (a moving performance by Samantha Morton) as their relationship reaches critical mass. The debut feature of writer-director Tom Beard (director of music videos for FKA twigs and Florence and the Machine), Two for Joy looks at Britain through the eyes of a family in crisis and deals with issues of mental illness, marginalised communities and national identity. Also stars Billie Piper, Daniel Mays, and Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones). 

Tickets are currently on sale to members and then to the general public on Friday 25 May at 10AM.

Swimming with Men also premieres at the Edinburgh Film Fest on Sunday 1 July.

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Swimming With Men – German Trailer

The German trailer for Swimming with Men has been released:

Faced with a full-blown mid-life crisis, accountant Eric (Rob Brydon) joins an all-male group of synchronised swimmers, discovering that making patterns in a pool can, for a couple of hours at least, smooth out the bumps in his work and marriage. Initially keeping their personal lives in the locker, the ramshackle squad and coach Susan (Charlotte Riley) slowly learn to reveal their inner lives, as well as their paunches. But can they get their lives and routines in sync as they embark on an unlikely journey to Milan to compete in the World Championship?

Director: Oliver Parker
Written by: Aschlin Ditta
Cast: Rob Brydon, Adeel Akhtar, Daniel Mays, Jim Carter, Rupert Graves, Thomas Turgoose, Charlotte Riley, Jane Horrocks, Nathaniel Parker

Swimming With Men is released on 7 June 2018 in Germany.

The film’s DVD is released in Germany on 12 October 2018.

Check out the Facebook page for the film that has exclusive clips and photos.

We expect the UK trailer to be released very soon!

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Fisherman’s Friends

Daniel Mays announced today that he has joined the cast of Fisherman’s Friends. Based on the true story of a group of fishermen from Port Issaac, Cornwall who are signed by Universal Records and achieve a top ten hit with their debut album of Sea Shanty’s and even went on to play the main stage at Glastonbury in 2011.

In a twist of fate, cynical music executive Danny (Daniel Mays) finds himself in a small Cornish village trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen. Attempting to overcome the fishermen’s skepticism about the music business he finds himself drawn into the community, has his integrity tested and ultimately is shown the meaning of loyalty, love and friendship.

Also joining Daniel in the cast are James Purefoy, Dave Johns, Tuppence Middleton, David Heyman, Maggie Steed, and Noel Clarke.

This will be a first for Daniel because this film includes singing!

Fisherman’s Friends is directed by Chris Foggin and produced by Red Films and Powderkeg pictures. Currently filming in Cornwall, the film is expected to be released in 2019.

Legacy Rights, the international sales company headed up by James Scott has hooked sales for multiple international territories including Latin America and Spain (Sun Distribution) , Japan (New Select), Scandinavia (Scanbox), the Middle East (Gulf Film) and Airlines (Jaguar) ahead of the film’s launch at Cannes.

Screen Daily

Cornwall Live

The Fan Carpet

We will have more updates on this new project soon!

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Edinburgh Film Fest

Updated 11 June– Daniel Mays is scheduled to appear at the Two for Joy and Swimming with Men events.

It was announced today that Swimming with Men will have its UK premiere at the Edinburgh Film Fest where it will be a part of the closing night gala films on Sunday 1 July.

A bittersweet British comedy packed with delightful performances, Swimming with Men – hailed ‘The Full Monty in speedos’ – is a winning comedy drama, with Rob Brydon excellent as a middle-aged man who stumbles across a rather unusual way to try and deal with the issues in his marriage.

Brydon plays Eric, an accountant whose life seems to be in order until in a moment of middle-aged madness he starts to think his wife, Heather (Jane Horrocks), is having an affair and he moves out of their home. He finds solace of sorts at the local swimming pool, where he ends up joining a team of similarly challenged men who form a male synchronized swimming team. Against all odds, they end up training for the world championships in Milan, with Eric hoping his wife will be impressed by his new skills.  

Can their coach, Susan (Charlotte Riley), whip them into shape? Will they master the flower, the pyramid and the spinning circle in time? More importantly, can Eric win Heather back with the help of his newfound confidence? A 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.

See the first images from the film at Eye for Film

Swimming With Men has its wider UK release on 6 July 2018.

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