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Great Britain: the movie is a 'cult' British comedy movie in the making. It stars Peter Bowles (To The Manor Born), Jason Flemyng (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Larry Lamb (Eastenders, New Tricks, Gavin and Stacey), Colin Salmon (Prime Suspect 2, 24: Live Another Day, Krypton), iconic British pop stars Right Said Fred, Hannah Waddingham (Benidorm, Game of Thrones), Ben Starr (Jamestown, Dickensian), Stephanie Leonidas (American Gothic), Strictly Come Dancing winner Tom Chambers (Father Brown, Emmerdale, Casualty), Stefan Booth (Eastenders, The Bill, Doctors) and a cast of well known British names. With its machine-gun dialogue, intricate plotting, arch observations and stomping song and dance breaks Great in Britain: the movie is the heartwarming, thought-provoking and occasionally surrealist tale of three old school friends dealing with epic failure, guardian angels, a sarcastic Scottish God and what really matters in the end.
Great in Britain: the movie has already caused controversy during its preview run. According to the film's director, 'nobody is indifferent to this movie, it creates a reaction. We know who our audience is. They're the ones, the outliers like us, who get the joke.'
You will not be able to see Great in Britain: the movie in the multiplexes or mainstream cinema chains. The only way you will be able to see the movie is to attend one of the underground, special pop-up premieres being organised across the country as part of the movie's anarchic premiere tour. Great in Britain: the movie is a comedy film that does things differently.
The 'We All Have a Star Inside' scene from Great in Britain: the movie - song performed by Stefan Booth
The 'It Was You' dance scene from Great in Britain: the movie featuring Tom Chambers, Charlotte Gooch and Austin Drage with choreography by Jason Gardiner. Shot entirely on location in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Written and directed by writer and photographer, Howard Webster, Great in Britain: the movie was primarily shot on location in Kew, Surrey with the final scenes of the movie being shot in Tadworth, Surrey after an epic production journey that spanned two referendums and one Brexit.
The film began production in March 2014 with its final scenes being shot at the end of 2018. Post production for the theatrical release of the movie ended in January 2019.
The movie features a thumping swing score and choreography by Dancing on Ice judge, Jason Gardiner. The opening titles dance number and the Tom Chambers dance number were both shot at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The principal locations for the movie were Kew Cricket Club on Kew Green and Kew Village.
To try and get some momentum behind the movie during its five year production journey, and to demonstrate to the UK film industry that there was an audience for an alternative British comedy like this one, a film festival cut of the movie was put together at the end of 2015 using the material the production team had available at the time and the movie's original working title name. This much shorter, film festival cut played with great success at the Raindance Film Festival, London in October 2015 where it sold out two performances and a third had to be added because of public demand for tickets. Despite this response the movie still took another three years to complete, shoot its final scenes and release.
The film's director, Howard Webster, says, 'if someone told me when we started this production that it would last for approximately the same length of time as World War Two I wouldn't have believed them. There were great 'ups' during the making of the film, as well as some major challenges that would have made most people simply give up and walk away. Yet, as a great friend of mine, one of the actors in the movie, always says, 'we don't do giving up.' And, despite all the odds, we didn't. That cast member knows who he is and that his words of encouragement, at a critical moment, kept us on course. Thank you. The movie is now finally complete and is being released. The scenes we shot at the end of 2018 to complete the film are some of my favourites in the movie. I am hugely proud of what has been achieved and the sheer grit and determination to see it through.'
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