Great British Cinema in 2020
Find out about all the latest films and planned openings, for the UK’s cinema industry.
An American ex-pat tries to sell off his highly profitable marijuana empire in London, triggering plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.
Filming locations: West London Film Studios, London, Arsenal FC Emirates Stadium
Directed by: Guy Ritchie and starring Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam and Michelle Dockery.
The King’s Man: The First Mission
When a group of tyrants and the most evil criminal minds in history unite to unleash a war that will kill millions of innocent people, one man will have to fight against the clock to stop them. The film explains the origin of the first independent research agency.
Filming locations: Hankley Common, Elstead, Surrey & White Waltham, Maidenhead
Directed by: Matthew Vaughn and starring Ralph Fiennes, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Gemma Arterton.
Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending. Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.
Filming location: Chavenage House, Tetbury
Directed by: Autumn de Wilde and starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Johnny Flynn and Bill Nighy.
James Bond – No time to die
James Bond has left active service and is enjoying a well-deserved vacation in Jamaica. However, his peace ends when his old CIA friend, Felix Leiter, turns up asking for help, that involves rescuing an important scientist who has been kidnapped. The mission ends up being much more dangerous than expected and Bond is on the hunt for a mysterious enemy who has fearsome technological weapons…
Directed by: Cary Joji Fukunaga and starring Daniel Craig, Rami Malek and Léa Seydoux.
Peter Rabbit 2: The runaway
After the marriage of Bea and Thomas along with the release of the acclaimed novel based on the adventures of Peter and his friends, Peter is feeling like everyone only sees him as rebellious. So, when Bea and Thomas decide to go on a trip, Peter sees this as an opportunity to go on the run.
Filming location: Richmond, London.
Directed by: Will Gluck and starring Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne and David Oyelowo.
The Secret Garden
A new adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel. A young orphan arrives from India to live with her uncle in the Yorkshire moor. There she befriends a sick child of her age. Together, they discover a secret and magical garden, which seems to heal Colin every time they visit.
Filming locations: Helmsley Walled Garden, Duncombe Park and Farndale in the North York Moors National Park, Iford Manor in Wiltshire
Directed by: Marc Munden and starring Colin Firth, Julie Walters and Dixie Egerickx.
In 1840s England, acclaimed but unrecognised fossil hunter Mary Anning works alone on the rugged Southern coastline. With the days of her famed discoveries behind her, she now searches for common fossils to sell to tourists to support herself and her ailing mother. When a wealthy visitor entrusts Mary with the care of his wife Charlotte, she cannot afford to turn his offer down. Proud and relentlessly passionate about her work, Mary initially clashes with her unwelcome guest, but despite the distance between their social class and personalities, an intense bond begins to develop, compelling the two women to determine the true nature of their relationship.
Filming locations: Lyme Regis, Dorset.
Directed by: Francis Lee and starring Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Jones.
The Personal History of David Copperfield
Based on the book by Charles Dickens, The story of David Copperfield’s life from a poor childhood to his status as a successful author, all thanks to perseverance, despite his lack of personal discipline.
Filming locations: Weybourne and King’s Lynn in Norfolk, Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, Hull, East Riding in Yorkshire and the Ealing Studios in London
Directed by: Armando Iannucci and starring Dev Patel, Ben Whishaw and Tilda Swinton.