In a press release from Screen Yorkshire about Dad’s Army we find….
‘It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting the pulses racing and putting the local women on red alert. MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea. There’s a spy on the loose! The outcome of the war is suddenly at stake, and it falls to our unlikely heroes to stand up and be counted’.
Universal Pictures, Screen Yorkshire and DJ Films are making a feature film version of Dad’s Army, shooting entirely on location in Yorkshire.
The stellar cast playing the Home Guard during the Second World War includes; Bill Nighy as Wilson, Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring, Tom Courtenay as Corporal Jones, Michael Gambon as Godfrey, Blake Harrison as Pike, Danny Mays as Walker and Bill Paterson as Fraser.
BAFTA nominated director Oliver Parker directs the feature film reboot of the much loved British comedy, DAD’S ARMY, originally created by Jimmy Perry and David Croft. The feature film is written by Hamish McColl and produced by Damian Jones. The film was packaged by Wiggin EP and is backed by Screen Yorkshire through the Yorkshire Content Fund.
Too read more from Screen Yorkshire’s press release visit http://www.screenyorkshire.co.uk/latest-news/dads-army-film-cast-announced
Here are some shot’s from saturday’s filming on Bridlington High Street.