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Code 404 – Premiere Day!

FINALLY! Code 404 premieres TONIGHT at 10 PM on Sky One! You can also watch all episodes NOW on both SkyGo and NowTV.

Code 404 revolves 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 Artificial 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. Somehow, Major’s error-strewn hunches and Carver’s scrambling to make good allows them to just about scrape by.

The 6 x 30-minute police comedy is directed by Al Campbell and written by Daniel Peak. Executive producers include Tom Miller and Sam Myer for Water & Power Productions, Phil Temple for Kudos, part of EndemolShine UK and Morwenna Gordon for Sky. The series was commissioned by Jon Mountague, Director of Comedy at Sky Studios and Zai Bennett, MD of Content at Sky UK & Ireland.

Tune in every Wednesday at 10PM to Sky One or stream all episodes online at Now TV!

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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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Two for Joy – London Premiere

The London premiere of Two for Joy was held this evening (26 September 2018) at Everyman Cinema Kings Cross.

Daniel Mays was in attendance with co-stars Emilia Jones, Badger Skelton, Director Tom Beard, and producer Sadie Frost.

Photos from the evening:

Two for Joy is in select Everyman cinemas beginning Friday 28 September.

A coming-of-age drama, Two for Joy follows a daughter, her mother and her wayward younger brother as their relationship reaches a critical breaking point.
This portrait of modern Britain is seen through the eyes of a family in crisis, shining a spotlight on issues affecting marginal communities, young carers, mental illness and national identity.

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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!

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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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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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Guerrilla – UK Premiere

The Guerrilla UK premiere was held tonight at The Curzon Bloomsbury in London.

Daniel Mays was in attendence:
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Check out the Showtime Guerrilla Facebook page for more photos too.

Guerrilla premieres Thursday 13 April on Sky Atlantic at 9PM and then in the USA on Showtime on Sunday 16 April at 9PM.

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The Great Fire Begins tonight!

It’s finally here!  Tune into ITV tonight at 9PM for episode one of The Great Fire!

Daniel Mays portrays diarist Samuel Pepys. Pepys’ diaries are an amazing insight into 17th Century London life and give his first hand account of The Great Fire of London.

The Great Fire will unfold over four consecutive days as the fire indiscriminately takes hold of the city and the people desperately attempt to overcome the flames.  The episodes will capture the most prosperous city of its age as fire rages and engulfs dwellings and businesses like the bakery on Pudding Lane.  Terrified and bewildered, the people are thrown into chaos, and with each day they become increasingly desperate to seek safety away from the city.