As the shoot continues for Tom Hooper's Brian Clough story The Damned United, Stephen Graham and Peter McDonald have taken the roles of legendary 1970s footballers Billy Bremner and Johnny Giles, respectively. Bremner was the Leeds Captain and Giles was a midfielder.

Other actors taking on footballing roles are Mark Cameron as central defender Norman Hunter, Martin Compston as John O'Hare and Colin Harris as John McGovern (both of whom followed Brian Clough from Derby County to Leeds United.) Another Leeds role is Joe Dempsie as Duncan Mackenzie.

Derby County players will be Giles Alderson as Colin Todd, Brian McCardie as Dave Mackay, Stewart Robertson as Archie Gemmill and Laurie Rea as Terry Hennessey.

Other cast additions are Liz Carling as Brian's wife Barbara Clough, Henry Goodman as Leeds Chairman Manny Cussins and Maurice Roeves as trainer Jimmy Gordon.

As previously reported, Michael Sheen takes the lead role as confrontational football manager Brian Clough. Timothy Spall plays his friend Peter Taylor. Colm Meaney plays his nemesis Don Revie, Jim Broadbent plays Derby chairman Sam Longson.

Peter Morgan adapted the script from David Peace's best-selling novel, set in 1960s and 1970s England. The film is shooting now on locations in Yorkshire, Leeds, Derbyshire and Spain.

Andy Harries and Grainne Marmion are producing with Morgan and BBC Films' Christine Langan as executive producers. The Damned United will be a Left Bank Pictures production financed by BBC Films, Columbia Pictures and Screen Yorkshire. Sony Pictures Entertainment has taken world rights and will release the film in 2009.