The Great Fire

Vote For Daniel Mays in the NTA Awards Long List!

Daniel Mays has been nominated for the NTA Awards long list for Best Drama Performance for his portrayal of Samuel Pepys in ITV’s The Great Fire.

You can vote at the NTA website for the long list (once per email address, of course!)
Voting close at 23:59 on Sunday 18 October. The short list of nominees will be announced closer to January 2016.

The 21st annual NTAs awards ceremony will be held on 20 January 2016 at the O2 in London.

Best of luck to Danny!

Danny was previously NTA nominated for his 2012 performance of Ronnie Biggs in ITV’s Mrs Biggs.  

Daniel Mays official Twitter: @DanielMays9


The Great Fire: Episode Four

ITV’s The Great Fire concludes on Thursday 6 November at 9PM.

Episode four

 Thomas guiltily reveals that Sarah’s husband Will is not dead as she suspected. He is in fact alive having deserted to the colonies, leaving his family alone and penniless. Sarah’s shock turns to anger at Thomas. And it’s with a shadow hanging over them that they return to Moorfields…


The Great Fire: Episode Three

Itv’s The Great Fire continues on Thursday, 30 October with episode three:

Episode three
Thomas returns to the city in search of Sarah to see the fire spreading with alarming speed across the capital. In Whitehall the King’s angry to learn his orders to create fire-breaks have been ignored by his advisors…


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.  

The Great Fire – Behind the Scenes Videos

ITV has posted a series of behind the scenes videos from The Great Fire filming.

The Diaries of Samuel Pepys features Daniel Mays discussing his portrayal of Pepys.

The Special Effects used during the Great Fire that were used to subsequently burn down the set!

Tune in tomorrow evening at 9PM to ITV to watch episode one of this epic miniseries event!