Studiocanal Reveal The First Look Photo As Production Wraps On Morgan Matthews’ THE RAILWAY CHILDREN RETURN
A SEQUEL TO ONE OF THE MOST BELOVED BRITISH FAMILY FILMS OF ALL TIME
JENNY AGUTTER resumes her role from the original THE RAILWAY CHILDREN
SHERIDAN SMITH, TOM COURTENAY & A NEW GENERATION OF RAILWAY CHILDREN STAR
DIRECTED BY MORGAN MATTHEWS
OPENING IN UK CINEMAS 1 APRIL 2022
Production wraps on STUDIOCANAL’s THE RAILWAY CHILDREN RETURN. In the first look image revealed today, a new generation of Railway Children is introduced; pictured (L-R) Beau Gadsdon (Lily), Eden Hamilton (Pattie), Sheridan Smith (Annie), Austin Haynes (Thomas), Zac Cudby (Ted), KJ Aikens (Abe) and Jenny Agutter (Bobbie).
THE RAILWAY CHILDREN RETURN / Photo courtesy of STUDIOCANAL / Credit Jaap Buitendijk
As previously announced BAFTA & Emmy Award winning Jenny Agutter will resume her role from the original THE RAILWAY CHILDREN, BAFTA winning Sheridan Smith (CILLA), Academy Award nominee & BAFTA winning Tom Courtenay (45 YEARS, BILLY LIAR) also star, and newly announced in a supporting role, John Bradley (GAME OF THRONES). The new generation of Railway Children are Beau Gadsdon (THE CROWN, STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE), KJ Aikens, Eden Hamilton, Austin Haynes and Zac Cudby.
BAFTA winning Director Morgan Matthews (X+Y) shot in key locations from the original film including Haworth, The Bronte Parsonage, Oakworth station and the iconic railways from the original film (all part of the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway).
Written by BAFTA winning Danny Brocklehurst (BRASSIC, Red Production’s THE STRANGER, THE FIVE, SAFE and COME HOME) and Produced by BAFTA and award-winning Jemma Rodgers for STUDIOCANAL.
Inspired by one of the most beloved British family films of all time, THE RAILWAY CHILDREN RETURN is an enchanting adventure for a new generation bringing a contemporary sensibility to a classic story and combining British cast with stunning locations. THE RAILWAY CHILDREN RETURN will take audiences on an exciting and heart-warming journey, in which a group of children are evacuated to a Yorkshire village during World War 2, where they encounter a young soldier, who like them, is far away from home…
THE RAILWAY CHILDREN is a key title in STUDIOCANAL’s celebrated Vintage Classics collection.
The fully restored Blu-ray and DVD release of THE RAILWAY CHILDREN includes a retrospective documentary and interviews with key cast Jenny Agutter, Bernard Cribbins and Sally Thomsett, the film is also available to own on Digital across all major retailers.
THE RAILWAY CHILDREN RETURN – OPENING IN UK CINEMAS 1 APRIL 2022
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STUDIOCANAL has fully financed box office hits Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Paddington 1 and 2, Non Stop, and Shaun the Sheep Movie. Upcoming films backed by STUDIOCANAL include Will Sharpe’s The Electrical Life of Louis Wain starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy, Augustine Frizzell’s The Last Letter from your Lover adapted from Jojo Moyes’ best-selling novel, Navot Papushado’s female action thriller Gunpowder Milkshake and Gil Kenan’s live action A Boy called Christmas.
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