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THIS IS ENGLAND


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SYNOPSIS

It's 1983 and school is out for the summer.

This Is England, is the story of those long weeks between terms where life changing events can take place.

12-year-old Shaun (Thomas Turgoose) is an isolated lad growing up in a grim coastal town, whose father has died fighting in the Falklands war.
Over the course of the summer holiday he finds fresh male role models when those in the local skinhead scene take him in.. With his new friends Shaun discovers a world of parties, first love and the joys of Dr Marten boots.. It's at one of these parties that he meets Combo (Stephen Graham), an older, racist skinhead who has recently got out of prison.
As Combo’s gang harass the local ethnic minorities, the course is set for a rite of passage that will hurl Shaun from innocence to experience.

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STILLS

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FEATURES


WWW.THISISENGLANDMOVIE.CO.UK
Official This Is England website.

PHOTOS FROM ADR SESSION
Shane kindly sent me this collection of photos from the day-long ADR (or dubbing) session for post-production on This Is England.

PRODUCTION PHOTOS OF CAST AND CREW
Second Assistant Director, Matt Huntley, kindly donated this big selestion of his own photos taken during the production of the film.

ON-SET REPORT
Competition winner Phillip Nicholson and his guest Darren Horrocks brought us the first exclusive report from the set of 'This Is England'.

ON-SET REPORT 2
A year after I launched this website, I was invited to spend a day on location with Shane's latest film This Is England.. Read my report on the days events.

WRAP PARTY PHOTOS
A selection of photographs from the film's wig-themed wrap party. Thanks to Andrew Ellis, Louise Meadows and Jo Hartley for the photos.

JO HARTLEY AND PERRY BENSON Q&A
After gathering a collection of probing questions from visitors to the site, both Jo and Perry have been great sports in providing some really interesting answers. The article also contains a number of new photos from the set of This Is England.

AUDIO OF ON-SET REHEARSAL
An MP3 file (1.3mb in size) of a scene rehearsal. The clip demonstrates the way in which Shane allows new ideas to develop in each rehearsal run (and also in each take during filming). It is advisable that you read ON-SET REPORT 2, as it explains certain aspects of this audio clip.

CONTINUITY PHOTOS
A small gallery of polaroid photos that were used on the film set to aid continuity.






LINKS

OFFICIAL THIS IS ENGLAND WEBSITE
The site includes loads of great features including behind the scenes and rehearsal footage.. Make sue you check out Tommo Turgoose's first audition tape!

OI! THIS IS ENGLAND BROCHURE
This brochure was created before pre-production on This Is England even began.. It was created to drum up interest at the Cannes film fetival in 2005.. You will need Adobe Acrobat to view this brochure.

Guradian.co.uk
Pre-production interview.

EyeForFilm.co.uk
Interview with Stephen Graham

BritFilms.co.uk Part 1 - Part 2
Interview with Andrew Shim and Vicky McClure

BritFilms.co.uk
Article about Thomas Turgoose (an interview with producer, Mark Herbert)

TimeOut.com
Interview with Shane

FutureMovies.co.uk
Interview with Shane

TimesOnline.co.uk
Interview with Stephen Graham

BBC.co.uk
Interview with Stephen Graham

Guardian Film Blog
Interview with Shane about the BBFC decision to give the film an 18 certificate.

Guardian.co.uk
Shane talks about his exposure to skinhead culture in his youth.

Guardian.co.uk part 1 - Part 2
Transcript of a Q&A at the NFT about This Is England and Shane's earlier work too.



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CAST LIST

Shaun Fields
Thomas Turgoose
Combo
Stephen Graham
Cynthia Fields
Jo Hartley

Milky
Andrew Shim
Woody

Joe Gilgun
Pukey
Jack O'Connell
Kez
Kieran Hardcastle
Gadget
Andrew Ellis
Lol
Vicky McClure
Smell
Rosamund Hanson
Pob
Sophie Ellerby
Kelly
Chanel Cresswell
Trev
Danielle Watson
Banjo
George Newton
Meggy
Parry Benson

also featuring:
Frank Harper



DVD INFO

Deleted Scenes

Behind the scenes

Guardian Interview with Shane Meadows at BFI Southbank

Shane Meadows interviewed by Picturehouse Cinemas

Interview with producer Mark Herbert

Cast Interviews and Rehearsals

Production departments: Hair, Make-up and Costumes.. Production Design

Essays on Skinheads and The Falklands War

Cast Biographies

Theatrical Trailer

Commentary by Shane Meadows, Thomas Turgoose and producer Mark Herbert






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