Andrew Dipper

New Dad’s Army film to be shot in Yorkshire

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The new Dad’s Army film, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Toby Jones and Bill Nighy, is to be shot in Yorkshire later this month.

“We are very excited to be announcing this news and it doesn’t get much better than this – a truly iconic series, a fabulous cast with some the cream of Britain’s acting talent – and all set in the stunning landscapes of Yorkshire,” said a spokesman for Screen Yorkshire.

“This is great news for Yorkshire and for Screen Yorkshire – the culmination of months of work and our investment has played a critical part. It’s a fitting finale to an already fabulous year for the region.”

The announcement comes as the full cast list for the film was revealed. Alongside Zeta-Jones, Jones and Nighy, Tom Courtenay will play Corporal Jones, with Michael Gambon as Godfrey and Inbetweeners star Blake Harrison as Pike.

Danny Mays will play Walker and Bill Paterson will play Fraser, while Sarah Lancashire, Alison Steadman, Mark Gatiss and Annette Crosbie complete the supporting cast.

Set in 1944, the film sees the Home Guard tasked with guarding a Dover army base as the Allies prepare to invade France and finally defeat the German military. This task is seen by Mainwaring as a chance to revive spirits and reputation… however, when glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, problems start to arise.

MI5 discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea, sparking rumours of a spy and – with the outcome of the war suddenly at stake – it falls to the veteran servicemen to step up to the plate.

Dad’s Army will be released in cinemas next year.

  • Barry Twyford

    Had on. Who’s Mainwaring? I assume Bill Nighy is Wilson.

  • Barry Twyford

    Right. Toby Jones. Nice.