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When we see World War 2 movies based on the British experience, normally we witness the events of the Blitz and see the hardship people went through. Another Mother’s Son takes us to Nazi occupied Jersey and the true story of a mother, and a Polish escaped prisoner of war.
Another Mother’s Son is the story of Louisa Gould (Jenny Seagrove), who when called upon to hide a Russia prisoner of war who has escaped, agrees to let him into her house. Calling him Bill (Julian Kostov) she looks after him, and tries to give him some normality back into his life, while all the time hiding him from not only the enemy in uniform, but also those closer to home.
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- Paul Metcalf
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Another Mother’s Son is the extraordinary true story of Louisa Gould. A tale of defiance, bravery and betrayal set against against the backdrop of Nazi occupation on the Channel Islands during the Second World War. When a Russian soldier escapes the labour camps, seeking shelter, Louisa (Jenny Seagrove: Local Hero, A Shocking Accident) decides to offer her help, and by doing so, risking the lives of her friends and family who are in on the secret and facing the prospect of capture and deportation to Germany. Also starring, John Hannah (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Mummy), Ronan Keating and Amanda Abbingdon (Sherlock, Mr Selfridge).
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Ahead of its home-entertainment release this July, we’ve got an exclusive trailer for the World War II drama Another Mother’s Son, which stars Jenny Seagrove, Ronan Keating, John Hannah, Amanda Abbington, and Julian Kostov. Watch it here, courtesy of Signature Entertainment…
Another Mother’S Son tells the true story of Louisa Gould, a largely unsung heroine of the Second World War. Under the rule of history’s most evil regime, and abandoned by Churchill on the brink of the war, The Channel Islanders were the first to experience life under the Third Reich. Louisa Gould (Jenny Seagrove), a shop keeper charged with delivering the dwindling rations to her undernourished community, learns that one of her sons has been killed in battle. At the same time a young Russian Pow escapes from the German prison camp, and Louisa feels compelled to look after him.
Another Mother’s Son is »
- Gary Collinson
Jenny Seagrove excels in this true-life tale of a mother who hides a fugitive Russian in the Channel Islands during the second world war
At first, there is a bit of a familiar taste to this true-life wartime tale. But it becomes something tougher. The film is, moreover, an interesting reminder of something that the British prefer to overlook assomething it doesn’t quite fit into the Churchillian narrative of never surrendering: the Nazi occupation of British territory – the Channel Islands. It wasn’t just the French who suffered the misery of occupation, and the sordid nightmare of people pursuing petty grudges with anonymous letters to the Nazi authorities. Jenny Seagrove gives a fierce and capable performance as Louisa Gould, a Jersey woman who hid a fugitive Russian slave-worker, nicknamed Bill (Julian Kostov). John Hannah, Nicholas Farrell and – unexpectedly – Ronan Keating take supporting roles as islanders. The film persuasively suggests »
- Peter Bradshaw
Author: Stefan Pape
The majority of films that linger over the horrors of the Second World War tend to focus on the soldiers, the young men who left home to serve their country, and risk their lives on a daily basis. It’s somewhat more infrequent to delve into the lives of those back at home, struggling to get by, constantly afraid their loved ones will be killed, while also vying to survive back on home soil. It’s here Christopher Menaul’s profound drama Another Mother’s Son is set, based on the true story of Louisa Gould.
Set on the Nazi-occupied island of Jersey, Gould (Jenny Seagrove) runs the local grocery store, selling rationed food to her neighbours. It’s those very customers that she puts her faith in, as she agrees to secretly take in a Russian prisoner of war, who she affectionately nicknames Bill (Julian Kostov »
- Stefan Pape
Ahead of its UK release next month, a poster and trailer have arrived online for director Christopher Menaul’s upcoming WWII drama Another Mother’s Son which stars Jenny Seagrove, Ronan Keating, John Hannah, Amanda Abbington, and Julian Kostov; take a look below…
Another Mother’s Son tells the true story of Louisa Gould, a largely unsung heroine of the Second World War. Under the rule of history’s most evil regime, and abandoned by Churchill on the brink of the war, The Channel Islanders were the first to experience life under the Third Reich. Jersey became something of a prison island, where captured Pow’s (particularly from Russia) were bought and forced to build an Atlantic Wall, a huge concrete fortification to defend the islands from British counter attack. British citizens who were not born on the island were sent to Germany.
Louisa Gould, a simple shop keeper charged »
- Amie Cranswick
Author: Zehra Phelan
An emotionally affecting and inspiring trailer for the biographical film Another Mother’s Son has been released. The film stars Judge John Deed actress, Jenny Seagrove as Louisa Gould – one of the first recipients of Her Majesty’s British Hero of the Holocaust Awards in March 2010.
Louisa Gould was a shopkeeper in Jersey during the Second World War, in charge of handing out rations to those in the only British territory to fall under the control of the Third Reich. After learning of her son’s death in battle she takes under her wing a young Russian Pow who escaped a German Prison camp despite her family’s concerns. Singer/songwriter, and ex-Boyzone member, Ronan Keating plays her brother Harold Gould. He is no stranger to acting following his role as Guy in the West End show, Once, which earned him rave reviews.
- Zehra Phelan
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