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Welsh Premiere: THEIR FINEST + Q&A with Bill Nighy

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 - 6:30pm
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
BAFTA Cymru will partner with Wales Screen and Pinewood Pictures to host the Welsh Premiere of the feature film THEIR FINEST. The event will be attended by actor Bill Nighy who will join the film’s producer Amanda Posey, screenwriter Gaby Chiappe and author of the original book, ‘Their Finest Hour and a Half’, Lissa Evans in conversation with Carolyn Hitt following the screening.

The red carpet event for BAFTA members and invited guests will also be attended by Cabinet Secretary Ken Skates AM and Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama students. 

THEIR FINEST opens across the UK on 21 April and sees director Lone Scherfig reunited with An Education producer Amanda Posey and collaborating for the first time with award-winning producer Stephen Woolley. Alongside lead Gemma Arterton the cast members include Sam Claflin, as her fellow screenwriter Buckley and Bill Nighy as a fading matinee idol who reluctantly joins their production in a supporting role. Richard E Grant, Rachael Stirling, Jeremy Irons and Helen McCrory round out the cast.

1940, London, the Blitz; with the country’s morale at stake, Catrin (Gemma Arterton), an untried screenwriter, and a makeshift cast and crew, work under fire to make a film to lift the nation’s flagging spirits; and inspire America to join the war. THEIR FINEST, based on Lissa Evans’ novel, Their Finest Hour and a Half, is a witty, romantic and moving portrayal of a young woman finding her way, and her voice, in the mayhem of war… and the movies.

The production shot on location in Wales with support from Wales Screen and received funding from Pinewood Group and the Welsh Government Media Investment Budget.


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Lionsgate UK will release THEIR FINEST in cinemas in the UK and Ireland 21 April 2017.


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