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Urban & the Shed Crew (2015)

A hard living, disillusioned, ex social worker becomes the unlikely savior to an anarchic gang of joy-riding, drug taking, thieving, out of control, care home runaway kids.

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Candida Brady
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fraser Kelly Fraser Kelly ... Urban
Richard Armitage ... Chop
Anna Friel ... Greta
Charlie Heaton ... Frank
Jonathan Payne Jonathan Payne ... Skeeter
Liam Ainsworth ... Sparky
Olivia Downie Hullah Olivia Downie Hullah ... Molly
Olivia Tomlinson Olivia Tomlinson ... Kara
Oscar Rogers Oscar Rogers ... Sam
Nadine Mulkerrin Nadine Mulkerrin ... Amber (as Nadine Rose Mulkerrin)
Ellie Rooney-West Ellie Rooney-West ... TLS
Neil Morrissey ... Doc
Curtis Flowers Curtis Flowers ... COD
Phil Rowson ... Policeman 1
Darren Southworth Darren Southworth ... Policeman 2
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Based on Bernard Hare's Orwell nominated memoir Urban and The Shed Crew. 11 year old Urban's been running away from care since he was 5, (6 care, 8 foster homes in 6 years), he's Britain's most runaway child...When he can't find his mum, he sleeps rough on the streets, or in a shed with other runaways, The Shed Crew'. He's never known a dad, just his mentally ill, addict mum, Greta. So when she meets Chop, the first decent bloke they've ever known, Urban feels hope for the first time. For Chop, the once idealistic ex-social worker, it's a chance of redemption. He takes the broken family in, helps Greta., teaches Urban and his brother Frank lessons in life. But the family's new found happiness is all too fleeting as Greta's propensity to self-destruct proves too strong...leaving Urban to cope with the fallout the only way he knows how.

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Leeds, Yorkshire, England, UK

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Circadian Pictures See more »
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D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

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Based on the book 'Urban Grimshaw and the Shed Crew', written by Bernard Hare and published in 2005. See more »

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Excellent Film and Worthwhile Subject
7 April 2018 | by fabolassSee all my reviews

Just watched today Urban and the Shed Crew, available now to stream through the Blenheim Films website. I had read Bernard Hare's book some four years ago or so, and have been looking forward to finally seeing the film.

It was well worth the wait, what an excellent film, with very strong performances. I do caution that it is a heartbreaking film to watch, it will take you on a roller coaster of emotions. But it will also make you think about our social responsibilities, from our governments yes, but also from ourselves.

I'm in the US, and though the film is set in Leeds in the UK, it is just as relevant to what happens here in our cities, and everywhere really to young people, to children, in need of care and hope.

Very strong performances from the entire cast, including all the young actors involved in this film. Bravo to Richard Armitage as Chop and Anna Friel as Greta, and a double Bravo to young Fraser Kelly as Urban. Bravo to director Candida Brady.

I would recommend watching the film first and then reading Bernard Hare's book, a true story. Mr. Hare is the real Chop.

This film really deserves to be seen.


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