Join Michael Chaplin and Northern Film & Media for a special preview screening of ITV 1’s forthcoming Christmas season drama, Just Henry. Adapted for television from Michelle Magorian’s critically acclaimed novel by Monarch of the Glen and Grafters creator and Michael Chaplin, Just Henry tells an engaging story about one boy’s discovery that will alter his family life forever.
Rising star, Josh Bolt (Nowhere Boy, The Be All and End All), will lead a prestigious cast including BAFTA nominated Sheila Hancock, Elaine Cassidy (A Room with a View), Dean Andrews (Ashes to Ashes), Stephen Campbell Moore (Ben Hur), and Barbara Flynn (Cranford).
“Just Henry is a really heart-warming script which follows the journey of one boy’s discovery that will change his life, family and friends forever. It’s rich with detail from the post war era and has a very sympathetic and engaging young character at its heart. The film will be a wonderful treat for the Christmas schedule” – Laura Mackie, ITV.
Set in post-Second World War Britain, Henry is a troubled young man in his last year of school and about to become an adult. He suffers bad nightmares which everyone puts down to the aftermath of living through a war and the fact that he’s never really got over his father’s death or his mother’s remarriage. When his father’s war medal for bravery gets posted through the door Henry wants to know more about the circumstances of his father’s death, something his mother has always preferred him not to know too much about. Whilst visiting his father’s grave events take an unexpected turn...
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Michael Chaplin, whose adaptation of Chris Mullin's Diaries, A Walk On Part is currently running at the Soho Theatre after an acclaimed original production at Live Theatre.
Where: Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 6QG
When: Tuesday 13 December. Registration from 5.40pm for a prompt 6.00pm start. Ends c.8.30pm.
To register please click here.
Produced by Paul Frift (Instinct, Crooked House, Room at the Top) and directed by David Moore (Monroe, Merlin, Sweeney Todd) for ITV Studios, Just Henry is executive produced by Creative Director Kate Bartlett and Myar Craig-Brown - Drama ITV Studios.
This screening is being held by kind permission of ITV Studios.