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Eddie Izzard, Judi Dench

Principal photography has begun on Andy Goddard’s 1930s-set thriller Six Minutes To Midnight starring Eddie Izzard and Judi Dench.

Filming will take place for six weeks in various locations across Wales. Lionsgate International is selling worldwide rights on the film, with Lionsgate UK releasing the film in the UK. 

The screenplay is written by Celyn Jones, with Izzard and Goddard. 

The cast also includes Jim Broadbent, Carla Juri, James D’Arcy and Jones. Additional cast members include Maria Dragus, Tijan Marei and Franziska Brandmeier.

Based on true events, the film is set in summer 1939 and is about a teacher, played by Izzard, who takes on a controversial job teaching English to the daugthers of high-ranking Nazis at a finishing school in England. Dench plays the school’s headmistress. 

The producers are Sean Marley, Andy Evans and Ade Shannon of Mad As Birds, with Sarah Townsend for Ella Communications and Laure Vaysse for REP6.

Izzard, Jones and Trevor Beattie are executive producers alongside Deepak Nayar and Emil Elmér of Motion Picture Capital, Pauline Burt and Adam Partridge from Ffilm Cymru Wales, Zygi Kamasa and Emma Berkofsky from Lionsgate UK and Christina Papagjika and Matt Salloway of West Madison Entertainment.

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