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Principal photography has started in and around Manchester on upcoming family Britflick Theatre of Dreams, starring Brian Cox as Sir Matt Busby, Natascha McElhone, and a host of local fledgling youngsters including 10-year-old lead Jack Smith.
Following a nationwide search, kids primarily from the North of England with varying acting experience have been cast to play younger roles. Known as ‘the fastest lad on the pitch’ by both his school and local under 11’s teams, Jack Smith from Tameside will play the lead role of Georgie.
Others include Port Vale under 12’s striker Joshua Dunne; the highly skillful 10 year old Sam Wisniewski, contracted to Barnsley Fc; Finlay Preston from Bury; Liverpool-based twins Harry and Jack Armes; Aine O’Duffy from South London and Raif Clarke from Stoke on Trent. Blackpool Rangers player, 7-year-old Spencer Phillips is the youngest actor taking part.
Theatre of Dreams is a charming, coming-of-age movie that »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (ScreenTerrier)
The story is a coming-of-age drama about how Manchester United’s legendary manager Matt Busby helps an 11-year-old rascal (Jack Smith) fulfil his footballing dreams. Though Busby is a real person, the story itself is not based on a true one.
The title refers to the ground where the English soccer team plays. Shooting takes place in Manchester this month and next for release next year. »
- Garth Franklin
2 items from 2011
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