Director: Oliver Parker.
Starring: Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon, Toby Jones. UK 2015. TBC mins.
The narrator announces, “The year is 1944. On the brink of defeat our nation has a secret weapon. These heroes are Britain's last line of defence…” and we’re off and running with a fond recreation of the BBC sitcom which at its peak commanded up to 18 million viewers.
Johnny English Reborn and St Trinian’s director Oliver Parker works with regular screenwriter Hamish McColl to fashion a period-perfect tale of the somewhat picaresque, pratfall-prone Walmington-On-Sea Home Guard. Their story is picked up in 1944, just after the original series ended.
The iconic roles are taken on by a great cast of British character actors including Bill Nighy as Sergeant Wilson, Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring, Michael Gambon as Private Godfrey, a moustachioed Tom Courtenay as Lance Corporal Jones, and Catherine Zeta-Jones as visiting journalist Rose Winters.
Club and Group screenings
|Mon 27th Mar||13.00||Dementia-Friendly Screening: Open to all but especially for people with dementia and their family, friends and carers. Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits will be on offer before the screening and there will be a 20-minute interval halfway through the film.|