DAD’S ARMY (2016)

3 out of 10


Release date:  5th February 2016

Director: Oliver Parker (Johnny English 2 / St Trinians 2 / Dorian Gray / St Trinians (2007) / The Importance of Being Earnest (2002) / An Ideal Husband (1999) / Othello (1995))

Cast: Toby Jones, Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tom Courtenay, Daniel Mays, Blake Harrison, Alison Steadman, Sarah Lancashire, Mark Gatiss, Felicity Montagu, Emily Atack, Holli Dempsey, Annette Crosbie, Julia Foster, Mark Tandy, Andrew Havill, Martin Savage, Ian Lavender with Bill Paterson, Oliver Tobias and Michael Gambon

Writer: Hamish McColl

Trailer: DAD’S ARMY (2016)


  • Toby Jones: Jurassic Park 5, The Snowman (2017), Atomic Blonde, Wayward Pines (TV), Tale of Tales, Anthropoid, Morgan, Alice In Wonderland 2 (voice), The Man Who Knew Infinity, Dad’s Army, Serena, Hunger Games – Mockingjay 2, By The Gun, Marvellous, Muppets Most Wanted, Captain American 2, My Week With Marilyn, Snow White & The Huntsman,  The Berberian Sound Studio, The Hunger Games, Red Lights, Tintin (voice),Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows- part 1 (voice), Captain America, Your Highness, The Rite, Sex Drugs and Rock N’ Roll, St Trinians 2, Nightwatching, Creation, W., Frost / Nixon, City Of Ember, St Trinians, The Mist, The Painted Veil, Infamous, Mrs Henderson Presents, Finding Neverland, Ladies In Lavender, Harry Potter & The Chambers Of Secrets, Simon Magus
  • Bill Nighy: The Limehouse Golem, Their Finest, Pride (2014), I Frankenstein, About Time, The World’s End (voice), Jack The Giant Slayer, Total Recall (2012), Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Wrath Of The Titans, Arthur Christmas (voice), Chalet Girl, Rango (voice), Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows- part 1, Wild Target (2010), Glorious 39, The Boat That Rocked, Underworld 3, Valkyrie, Pirates Of The Caribbean 3, Hot Fuzz, Notes On a Scandal, Flushed Away (voice), Alex Rider- Stormbreaker, Pirates Of The Caribbean 2, Underworld 2, The Constant Gardner, A Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (2006), The Magic Roundabout (voice), Enduring Love, Shaun Of The Dead, Underworld, Love Actually, State Of Play (TV), I Capture The Castle, Auf Wierdesen Pet! (TV), The Lost Prince, Lucky Break, The Lawless Heart, Blow Dry, Guest House Paradiso, Still Crazy, Alive and Kicking (1996), Being Human, True Blue
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones: RED 2, Side Effects, Broken City, Rock of Ages, Lay The Favourite, Playing for Keeps, The Rebound, Death Defying Acts, No Reservations, Ocean’s 12. The Legend of Zorro, The Terminal, Intolerable Cruelty, Chicago, America’s Sweethearts, Traffic, High Fidelity, The Haunting (1999), Entrapment, The Mask of Zorro, The Phantom, Blue Juice, Darling Buds of May (TV), Splitting Heirs, Christopher Columbus – The Discovery
  • Tom Courtenay: Guernsey, The Legend of Barney Thomson, 45 Years, Night Train To Lisbon, Quartet, Gambit (2012), The Golden Compass, Flood, Nicholas Nickleby (2002), Last Orders, Whatever Happened To Harold Smith?, A Rather English Marriage (TV), The Boy From Mercury, Let Him Have It, The Dresser, Catch Me a Spy, One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich, A Dandy in Aspic, The Day the Fish Came Out, The Night of the Generals, Doctor Zhivago, King Rat, Operation Crossbow, King and Country, Billy Liar, Private Potter, The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner
  • Daniel Mays: The Limehouse Golem, Star Wars – Rogue One, The Infiltrator, Victor Frankenstein, Byzantium, Welcome To The Punch, Tintin (mo-cap), Made In Dagenham, Nanny McPhee 2, The Firm (2009), Shifty, The Bank Job, Atonement, Vera Drake, All Or Nothing
  • Blake Harrison: Prime Suspect 1973 (TV), Bob The Builder (voice)(TV), The Inbetweeners 2, Keeping Rosy, The Inbetweeners, The Inbetweeners (TV)
  • Alison Steadman: Burn Burn Burn, In The Blood, Gavin & Stacey (TV), Confetti, Fat Friends (TV), The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, Adrian Mole (TV), Chunky Monkey, Topsy Turvy, Pride & Prejudice (TV), Blame It On The Bellboy, Life Is Sweet, Wilt, Shirley Valentine, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Stormy Monday, Clockwise, A Private Function, P’Tang, Yang, Kipperbang, Nuts In May
  • Sarah Lancashire: Happy Valley (TV), Last Tango In Halifax (TV), Lark Rise To Candelford (TV), When Did You Last See Your Father?, Rose and Maloney (TV), Clocking Off (TV), Where The Heart Is (TV), Coronation Street (TV)
  • Mark Gatiss: Taboo (TV), Sherlock (TV), Denial, Absolutely Fabulous – The Movie, Our Kind of Traitor, Victor Frankenstein, London Spy (TV), Game of Thrones (TV), Wolf Hall (TV), Dr Who (TV), Starter For 10, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (voice), The League of Gentleman’s Apocalypse, Sex Lives of the Potato Men, Birthday Girl, The League of Gentlemen (TV)
  • Felicity Montagu: Alan Partridge – Alpha Papa, I’m Alan Partridge (TV)
  • Emily Atack: Iron Sky 2, Ibiza Undead, The Bunker (2016)Almost Married, Get Lucky, Outside Bet, The Inbetweeners (TV)
  • Holli Dempsey: Aaaaaaaah!, The Aliens (TV), Derek (TV)
  • Annette Crosbie: Eat Local, Into The Woods, What We Did On Our Holiday, Little Dorrit (TV), Calendar Girls, One Foot In The Grave (TV), The Debt Collector, Shooting Fish, Doctor Finlay (TV), Solitaire For 2, Leon The Pig Farmer, The Pope Must Die, Hawk The Slayer
  • Julia Foster: All Coppers Are…, Half a Sixpence, Alfie (1966), The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
  • Mark Tandy: The Limehouse Golem, Maurice, Defence of the Realm
  • Andrew Havill: The Children Act, My Cousin Rachel, The Carer, Hyde Park On The Hudson
  • Martin Savage: Mr Turner, Another Year, Topsy Turvy
  • Ian Lavender: Eastenders (TV), The Hooligan Factory, Dad’s Army (1971), Dad’s Army (TV)
  • Bill Paterson: The Healer, High-Rise, Outlander (TV), Law & Order UK (TV), Creation, Dr Who (TV), How To Lose Friends and Alienate People, Miss Potter, Amazing Grace, Rag Tale, Kingdom of Heaven, Bright Young Things, Crush (2001), The Match (1999), Hilary & Jackie, Spice World, Victory, Richard III (1995), God On The Rocks, Truly Madly Deeply, The Witches, The Rachel Papers, Hidden City, Auf Wierdesen Pet (TV), Defence of the Realm, A Private Function, The Killing Fields, Smiley’s People (TV)
  • Oliver Tobias: Highway To Hell (2013), The Brylcreem Boys, Cobra Mission, Dick Turpin (TV), The Stud, Arthur Of The Britons (TV)
  • Michael Gambon: Mad To Be Normal, Victoria & Abdul, Viceroy’s House, Paddington (voice), Fortitude (TV), Quartet, The King’s Speech, Harry Potter – parts 2-8, The Book Of Eli, Fantastic Mr Fox (voice), Brideshead Revisited (2008), The Good Night, The Good Shepherd, The Omen (2006), The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou,  Layer Cake, Sky Captain and The World Of Tomorrow, Sylvia, Open Range, The Actors, Ali G In Da House, Charlotte Gray, Gosford Park, High Heels and Low Lifes, Sleepy Hollow, The insider, Plunkett & Macleane, Dancing at Lughnasa, The Gambler, Wings Of The Dove, Mary Reilly, The Innocent Sleep, Two Deaths, Nothing Personal, A Man Of No Importance, The Browning Version (1994), Toys, Mobsters, The Cook The Thief His Wife and Her Lover, A Dry White Season, The Rachel Papers, Paris By Night, The Singing Detective (TV)


7 out of 10

This is an Irish film


Release date: 20th June 2016

Director: John Carney (Begin Again / Once)

Cast: Ferdia Peelo-Walsh, Lucy Boynton, Jack Reynor, Mark McKenna, Ian Kenny, Ben Carolan, Don Wycherley, Percy Chamburuka, Conor Hamilton, Karl Rice, Kelly Thornton with Aiden Gillen and Maria Doyle Kennedy

Writer: John Carney



  • Ferdia Peelo-Walsh: Vikings (TV)
  • Lucy Boynton: Don’t Knock Twice, Miss Potter
  • Jack Reynor: Detroit, Free Fire, Glassland, A Royal Night Out, Transformers 4, Delivery Man, What Richard Did
  • Aiden Gillen: Pickups, King Arthur – Legend of the Sword, You’re Ugly Too, Maze Runner 2, Game Of Thrones (TV),  Still, Calvary, Mister JohnShadow DancerTreacle Jr, The Dark Knight Rises, BlitzWake Wood, Twelve Rounds, The Wire (TV), Shanghai Knights, The Low Down, Queer As Folk (TV), My Kingdom, Some Mother’s Son, Mojo, Circle Of Friends
  • Maria Doyle-Kennedy: The Conjuring 2, Jupiter Ascending, Byzantium, Titanic (TV), Albert Nobbs, The Tudors (TV), Miss Julie (2000), Gregory’s Two Girls, The General (1998), A Further Gesture, Moll Flanders (1996), Nothing Personal, The Commitments


3.5 out of 10


Release date: 2nd December 2016

Director: Christopher N Rowley

Cast: Raffey Cassidy, Dominic Monaghan, Lesley Manville, Jadon Carnelly-Morris, Ben Miller, Sadie Frost, Annie-Marie Duff, Celia Imrie, Tallulah Evans, Tom Wisdom, Fern Deacon and Emily Watson with Omid Djalili, Gary Kemp and Joan Collins

Writer: Christopher N Rowley, Tom Butterworth, Georgia Bing, and Chris Hurford




7 out of 10


Release date: 9th December 2016

Director: Ben A Williams

Cast: Russell Tovey, Arinze Kene, Lisa McGrillis and Nico Mirallegro

Writer: Ben A Williams

Trailer: THE PASS



6 out of 10


Release date: 28th October 2016

Director: Chanya Button (Vita & Virginia)

Cast: Laura Carmichael, Chloe Pirrie, Jack Farthing, Joe Dempsie, Jane Asher, Nigel Planer, Sally Phillips, Melanie Walters, Hannah Arterton, Eleanor Matsuura and Matthew Kelly with Alice Lowe, Julian Rhind-Tutt and Alison Steadman

Writer: Chanya Button



  • Laura Carmichael: A United Kingdom, Downton Abbey (TV)
  • Chloe Pirrie: War & Peace (TV), Youth, Blood Cells, Shell
  • Jack Farthing: Poldark (TV), The Riot Club, Cilla (TV)
  • Joe Dempsie: This Is England ’90 (TV), Monsters 2, Game of Thrones (TV), The Fades (TV), Blitz, This Is England ’86 (TV), The Damned United, Skins (TV)
  • Jane Asher: Kindred, I Give It a Year, Holby City (TV), Death At a Funeral (2007), Paris By Night, Henry VIII and His Six Wives, Deep End, Alfie (1966)
  • Nigel Planer: I Give It a Year, Episodes (TV), Flood, The Comic Strip Presents (TV), The Land Girls, The Wind In The Willows (1996), Clockwork Mice, Carry On Columbus, Filthy Rich and Catflap, The Supergrass, Brazil, The Young Ones (TV),  Yellowbeard
  • Sally Phillips: Smack The Pony (TV), The Rizen 2, The Rizen, Bridget Jones 3, Set The Thames On Fire, Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, The Decoy Bride, Miranda (TV), Green Wing (TV), Bridget Jones 2, Bridget Jones, Mean Machine, Birthday Girl, Born Romantic
  • Melanie Walters: The Watcher In The Woods, Gavin and Stacey (TV)
  • Hannah Arterton: We Are Tourists,  Hide & Seek (2016), Walking On Sunshine
  • Eleanor Matsuura: Cuffs (TV), DaVinci’s Demons (TV), Spooks – The Greater Good, Blood Moon
  • Matthew Kelly: Loose Women (TV – presenter), This Morning (TV – presenter), Benidorm (TV), Cold Blood (TV), Bleak House (TV), Stars In Their Eyes (TV – presenter), You Bet (TV, Punchlines (TV – presenter), Game for a Laugh (TV – presenter), Gabrielle and Doodleman
  • Alice Lowe: The Ghoul, Adult Life Skills, Prevenge (dir), Black Mountain Poets, Aaaaaaaah!ElectricityLocke (voice), The World’s End, Sightseers, This Is Jinsy (TV), Garth Marenghi’s Dark Place (TV)
  • Julian Rhind-Tutt: Chubby Funny, The Rizen, Bridget Jones 3, Aaaaaaaah!, Castles In The Sky, Banished (TV), A Touch of Cloth (TV), Lucy, Inside No.9 (TV), Rush (2013), Gambit (2012), Your Highness, Stardust, Green Wing (TV), To Kill a King, Miranda, Lara Croft -Tomb Raider, The Trench, Notting Hill
  • Alison Steadman: Dad’s Army, In The Blood, Gavin & Stacey (TV), Confetti, Fat Friends (TV), The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, Adrian Mole (TV), Chunky Monkey, Topsy Turvy, Pride & Prejudice (TV), Blame It On The Bellboy, Life Is Sweet, Wilt, Shirley Valentine, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Stormy Monday, Clockwise, A Private Function, P’Tang, Yang, Kipperbang, Nuts In May


3.5 out of 10


Release date: 16th September 2016

Director: Sharon Maguire (Bridget Jones’ Diary)

Cast: Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones, Sally Phillips, Shirley Henderson, James Callis, Sarah Solemani, Kate O’Flynn, Enzo Cilenti, Celia Imrie, Jessica Hynes, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Ed Sheeran, Joanna Scanlan with Neil Pearson and Emma Thompson

Writer: Helen Fielding, Dan Mazer and Emma Thompson



  • Renee Zellweger: Case 39, Monsters vs Aliens (voice), New In Town, Apaloosa, Leatherheads, Bee Movie (voice), Miss Potter, Cinderella Man, Bridget Jones 2, Shark Tale (voice), Cold Mountain, Down With Love, Chicago, Bridgey Jones’ Diary, Me Myself & Irene, Nurse Betty, The Bachelor, Jerry Maguire, Empire Records, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 4, Love and a .45, 8 Seconds, Reality Bites
  • Colin Firth: Kingsman 2, Genius, Kingsman – The Secret Service, Before I Go To Sleep, Magic In The Moonlight, Arthur & Mike, The Devil’s Knot, The Railway Man, Gambit (2012), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The King’s Speech, St Trinians 2, A Single Man, Dorian Gray, Easy Virtue, Genova, Mamma Mia!, The Accidental Husband, St Trinians, And When Did You Last See Your Father, The Last Legion, Nanny McPhee, Where The Heart Lies, Bridget Jones 2, Trauma (2004), Love Actually, The Girl With The Pearl Earring, Hope Springs, The Importance Of Being Ernest (2002), Bridget Jones, Relative Values, Shakespeare In Love, A Thousand Acres, Fever Pitch, The English Patient, Pride & Prejudice (TV), Circle Of Friends, The Hour Of The Pig, Valmont, Apartment Zero, A Month In The Country, Another Country
  • Patrick Dempsey: Grey’s Anatomy (TV), Transformers 3, Made of Honour, Enchanted, Freedom Writers, Sweet Home Alabama, Scream 3, Outbreak, With Honours, Mobsters, Run, Coupe de Ville, Happy Together, Loverboy, Can’t Buy Me Love, Meatballs 3, Fast Times at Ridgemont High (TV)
  • Jim Broadbent: The Sense of an Ending, Ethel and Ernest (voice), The Legend of Tarzan, Eddie The Eagle, War & Peace (TV), Brooklyn, The Lady In a Van, Big Game, Get Santa, Paddington, Postman Pat (voice), The Harry Hill Movie, Closed Circuit, Le Week-EndFilth, Cloud Atlas, The Iron Lady, Another Year, Harry Potter- part 8, Harry Potter- part 6, Arthur Christmas (voice), The Damned United, Young Victoria, Inkheart, Indiana Jones 4, Hot Fuzz, Chronicles Of Narnia- The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe, Bridget Jones 2, Vera Drake, Vanity Fair, Bright Young Things, Nicholas Nickleby (2002), Gangs Of New York, Iris, Moulin Rouge, Bridget Jones, Little Voice, Topsy Turvy, The Avengers, The Borrowers, Smilla’s Feeling For Snow, The Secret Agent, Rough Magic, Richard III (1995), Princess Caraboo, Bullets Over Broadway, Widow’s Peak, The Crying Game, Enchanted April, Life Is Sweet, Erik The Viking, Vroom, Brazil
  • Gemma Jones: Radiator, Last Tango In Halifax (TV), Marvellous, Merlin (TV), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2, Hysteria, Forget Me Not, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Bridget Jones 2, Shanghai Knights, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Bridget Jones, Captain Jack, The Winslow Boy, The Theory of Flight, Wilde, Sense and Sensibility, Feast of July, On The Black Hill, Paperhouse, The Devils
  • Sally Phillips: Smack The Pony (TV), The Rizen 2, The Rizen, Burn Burn Burn, Set The Thames On Fire, Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, The Decoy Bride, Miranda (TV), Green Wing (TV), Bridget Jones 2, Bridget Jones, Mean Machine, Birthday Girl, Born Romantic
  • Shirley Henderson: On The Road – Wolf Alice, T2 – Trainspotting, Urban Hymn, Tale of Tales,  Set Fire To The Stars, In Secret, Filth, The Look Of Love, EverydayAnna Karenina (2012), Meek’s Cutoff, Life During Wartime, Wild Child, Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day, Marie Antoinette, Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire, A Cock And Bull Story, Bridget Jones 2,  Yes, Intermission, Wilbur Wants To Kill Himself, Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets, Once Upon a Time In The Midlands, 24 Hour Party People, Bridget Jones’ Diary, The Claim (2000), Wonderland (2000), Topsy Turvy, Trainspotting, Rob Roy
  • James Callis: Narcopolis, Believe, Austenland, Reuniting The Rubins, Battlestar Galactica 2 (TV), Bridget Jones 2, Bridget Jones, Soldier Soldier (TV)
  • Sarah Solemani: Hector, The Bad Education Movie, The Wrong Mans (TV), Psychobitches (TV), Bad Education (TV)
  • Kate O’Flynn: Happy Go Lucky
  • Enzo Cilenti: Free Fire, High-Rise, The Theory of Everything, Kick Ass 2, The Rum Diary, In The Loop, Deserter, Next (2007), Rome (TV), 24 Hour Party People, Late Night Shopping, Wonderland (2000)
  • Celia Imrie: Finding Your Feet, A Cure For Wellness, Absolutely Fabulous – The Movie, Second Best Marigold Hotel, What We Did On Our Holiday, Nativity 3, The Love Punch, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, St Trinians 2, Nanny McPhee, St Trinians, Imagine Me & You, Wah-Wah, Bridget Jones  2, Wimbledon, Calendar Girls, Heartlands, Thunderpants, Bridget Jones, Lucky Break, Gormenghast (TV), Dinner Ladies (TV), Star Wars – The Phantom Menace, Hilary & Jackie, The Borrowers (1997), In The Bleak Midwinter, Frankenstein (1994)
  • Jessica Hynes-Stevenson: Swallows and Amazons (2016), Winter, W1A (TV), Pudsey The Dog, Chalet GirlNativity 2, Burke and Hare, Faintheart, Magicians, Son Of Rambow, Confetti, Bridget Jones 2, Pure, Spaced (TV), Born Romantic, Staying Alive (TV)
  • Julian Rhind-Tutt: Chubby Funny, The Rizen, Burn Burn Burn, Aaaaaaaah!, Castles In The Sky, Banished (TV), A Touch of Cloth (TV), Lucy, Inside No.9 (TV), Rush (2013), Gambit (2012), Your Highness, Stardust, Green Wing (TV), To Kill a King, Miranda, Lara Croft -Tomb Raider, The Trench, Notting Hill
  • Joanna Scanlan: Tulip Fever, The Bad Education Movie, , Testament of Youth, Get Santa, The Invisible Woman, The Thick of It (TV)
  • Neil Pearson: ID2- Shadwell Army, Waterloo Road (TV), Drop The Dead Donkey (TV), The Booze Cruise 3, The Booze Cruise 2, Bridget Jones 2, Fever Pitch, Between the Lines (TV), The Secret Rapture,  That’s Love (TV)
  • Emma Thomspon: The Children Act, Beauty & The Beast (2016), The Legend of Barney Thompson, A Walk In The Woods, Effie Gray, The Love Punch, Saving Mr Banks, Beautiful Creatures (2013), Brave (voice), Men In Black 3, Harry Potter – parts 3, 4 & 8, Nanny McPhee 2, The Boat That Rocked, An Education, Last Chance Harvey, Brideshead Revisted, I Am Legend, Stranger Than Fiction, Nanny McPhee, Love Actually, Maybe Baby, Primary Colours, The Winter Guest, Sense and Sensibility, Carrington, Junior, My Father The Hero (1994), In The Name of the Father, The Remains of the Day, Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Peter’s Friends, Howard’s End, Dead Again, Impromptu, Henry V, The Tall Guy, Thompson (TV), Fortunes of War (TV), Tutti Frutti (TV), The Young Ones (TV)


8 out of 10


Release date: 4th November 2016

Director: Jane Gull

Cast: Steven Brandon, Shana Swash, Will Rastall, Eileen Pollock, Keith Chanter with Pixie Le Knot and Susanna Hamilton

Writer: Duncan Paveling



  • Shana Swash: Eastenders (TV)
  • Eileen Pollock: Bread (TV)
  • Susanna Hamilton: McCallum (TV), Casualty (TV), Tale of a Vampire, Wish Me Luck (TV), Out of Africa, 1984, Brimstone & Treacle, The Wildcats of St Trinians, Tess, Swallows and Amazons (1974)