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The 2015 heist in London’s diamond district by a group of grizzled thieves is already the subject of multiple movie projects. Now ITV is giving the notorious caper the small-screen treatment by greenlighting drama series “Hatton Garden.”
The robbery is proving irresistible for film and TV producers, with Studiocanal’s “Night in Hatton Garden,” Ronnie Thompson’s “The Hatton Garden Job,” and Working Title also reportedly working up a project about the raid, in which a gang of retired petty criminals looted the contents of the Hatton Garden Safety Deposit Company.
ITV’s series will consist of four parts and comes from Jeff Pope, a writer who specializes in dramatizing real-life events.
Timothy Spall, Kenneth Cranham, and Brian F. O’Byrne will play the aging robbers. David Hayman, Alex Norton, Ian Puleston-Davies, Geoff Bell, and Nasser Memarzia will also star. Terry Winsor (“Essex Boys”) will co-write the series, and Paul Whittington (“Cilla”) will direct.
- Stewart Clarke
The Hatton Garden Job, 2017.
Directed by Ronnie Thompson
Over the Easter weekend in 2015, a small team of experienced burglars broke into the basement vaults at The Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company and stole millions of pounds in gold, cash and jewellery. Based on true events.
Since a group of what the media gleefully described as “diamond geezers” raided the contents of up to 70 safety deposit boxes at The Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company over Easter 2015, the rush has been on to bring one of the most audacious crimes in British history to the big screen. The first attempt, Hatton Garden The Heist, sank without trace last year. Signature Entertainment no doubt had a twinkle in its corporate eye when it decided to release the second one, Ronnie Thompson’s The Hatton Garden Job, this Easter weekend. »
- Freda Cooper
Author: Emily Breen
This Easter weekend, two years on from the audacious robbery which inspired it, The Hatton Garden Job is released. The bold faced cheek of this crime captured the nation’s collective imaginations. Primarily because 4/5ths of the criminal gang behind the caper ought to have been at home with a pipe and slippers. Ronnie Thompson’s partially true, fancifully embellished, feature continues our great British tradition of championing the underdog. Even when those underdogs are being very naughty indeed!
Pitched as Oap’s 11 The Hatton Garden Job shines a light on the faces and places of a vanishing London. With that ‘one last shot’ theme lending the comic caper a poignancy closer to The Full Monty or Brassed off. Deep beneath the streets of Hatton Garden, we discussed those parallels with director Ronnie Thompson and the film’s star Phil Daniels (Quadrophenia). The interview took place in »
- Emily Breen
An attempt at a super cool, stylish crime caper, a la Guy Ritchie, The Hatton Garden Job falls flat on its face because, well, Guy Ritchie didn’t make it. Imagine a Vauxhall Nova with a very expensive body kit, big noisy exhaust and go faster stripes down the sides. To the driver it might feel and sound like they’re driving a car from The Fast and the Furious franchise but to everyone else, it just looks like a Vauxhall Nova with some money thrown at it. And thrown in all the wrong places.
Based on the real life events that took place in April 2015 – Ronnie Thompson is the first, and unlikely to be the last, director to bring this remarkable story to the silver screen, of when four elderly men pulled off the heist of the century – stealing over £200m worth of items.
There are some »
Author: Stefan Pape
When watching the news back in April 2015, to watch on as the events surrounding the Hatton Garden heist unravelled – where four elderly men pulled off one of the most ambitious robberies of all time – it was impossible to not envisage a movie. Lo and behold, barely two years on, and the first cinematic endeavour depicting this astonishing tale is set to hit our screens – and HeyUGuys were fortunate enough to be invited on to the film’s London set.
The set was notable for its commitment to authenticity, with real life equipment – such as a monumental drill – being used to reenact the break-in sequences, to not only enrich the experience for the actors, but for the viewers too. However director Ronnie Thompson told us that he’s blending realism with a more overtly cinematic approach, vying to find the humour within this ordeal, and play up to it accordingly. »
- Stefan Pape
Ahead of its release next month, a poster and clip have arrived online for the upcoming British heist thriller The Hatton Garden Job. Directed by Ronnie Thompson, the film is based on the true story of the 2015 London Hatton Garden Vault robbery and features a cast that includes Matthew Goode, Larry Lamb, Phil Daniels, Mark Harris, Joely Richardson, David Calder, Clive Russell, and Stephen Moyer; check them out below…
See Also: Watch the trailer for The Hatton Garden Job here
A remarkable true story set over one long Easter weekend; The Hatton Garden Job follows four ageing East End criminals – led by 76 year-old Brian Reader – and one mystery man who pull off the largest heist in English legal history. With everyone from the Hungarian mob to Scotland Yard on their tail, these old-school – and just plain old – villains set about achieving the seemingly impossible, drilling into a steel-and-concrete secured safety »
- Amie Cranswick
Author: Zehra Phelan
Back in 2015, Britain witnessed a robbery that could have been straight out of the movies. It was a throwback crime to the days of the Great Train Robbery of 1963, a crime which made the likes of Buster Edwards and Ronnie Biggs household names. It was only a matter of time before this new story was adapted for the big screen and The Hatton Garden Job is just that film.
The Hatton Garden Job is directed by Tower Block and I Am Soldier writer and director Ronnie Thompson, though looking at the new trailer anyone would think this has a touch of Guy Ritchie about it. The cast is none too shabby either; the gang of aging criminals is lead by Brian Reader who is played by Larry Lamb who may be most recognisable as Gavin’s Dad in Gavin and Stacey. He also had the evil role »
- Zehra Phelan
7 items from 2017
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