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In cinemas April 20th. Follow @GuernseyMovie on Instagram for the latest updates.

Lily James plays free-spirited journalist Juliet Ashton, who forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey in WWII.

Directed by Mike Newell, the film also stars Glen Powell (Everybody Wants Some, Hidden Figures), Matthew Goode (The Imitation Game, Downton Abbey), Jessica Brown Findlay (Victor Frankenstein, Downton Abbey) and Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, The Boat That Rocked) with Tom Courtenay (45 Years, Doctor Zhivago) and Penelope Wilton (The BFG, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel).

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Lily’s new movie Darkest Hour has been nominated in 5 categories:

Best Picture
Actor in a Leading Role (Gary Oldman)
Makeup and Hairstyling (Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick)
Costume Design (Jacqueline Durran)
Cinematography (Bruno Delbonnel)
Production Design (Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer)

We’re wishing all the cast and crew the best of luck! The ceremony will take place on March 4th. Will see if Lily will attend! In the meantine, we’ve added in the gallery some production stills from the movie to celebrate the nominations! I’ve already seen and I loved it. It deserve all the awards and I do really hope it will won at least one! Also, Lily is really good in it. Enjoy!

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EVENING STANDARD – The British actress, 28, said that taking on the role of Elizabeth Layton in the new biopic was a refreshing change following turns on the big screen in Baby Driver and Cinderella and in TV shows Downton Abbey and War And Peace.

“It was just really great for me and refreshing to play a character where her storyline wasn’t about falling in love with a man and getting engaged and married,” she told the Standard.

“It was about a woman who was ferociously dedicated and she adored Churchill. She was aware that she was in the presence of this great man, but her focus was her work and getting it right and being a really crucial part of the whole war effort.”

She stars opposite Gary Oldman, who has been nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance as Churchill, and Dame Kristin Scott Thomas, who plays his wife, Clementine.

James said: “With Clemmie she was right there with him all the way through, his support, his courage, and gave him the strength to be the leader that he was. And with Elizabeth and all the other women who worked down in the War Rooms, they were right there, without them things wouldn’t have happened: telegrams wouldn’t have been sent, speeches wouldn’t have been written.”

Playing a real-life character felt like a much bigger responsibility than a fictitious role, she said.

“It’s feels similar to when I play literary characters because you have this book of information and you know what their thoughts are because you can read it,” she explained.

“In a way when you’re playing a character in a book you don’t want to let down the readers and the people who have imagined this character and then with playing a real-life person you think that her children might watch the film so you don’t want to do her an injustice — it feels very important.”

Darkest Hour is directed by Joe Wright, the British filmmaker behind Atonement and 2005’s Pride & Prejudice.

James said: “Initially I started talking about the film because I was so excited about the prospect of working with Joe Wright. He’s someone I really looked up to and Gary Oldman as Churchill is an insanely brilliant thing. Then I started reading Elizabeth Layton’s book and I was so drawn to her and her experiences and this different perspective on Churchill, it was a much more intimate view of him from her eyes. She was an incredible woman, so dedicated and committed to Churchill. She was witnessing history unfold and was the first person to hear these speeches, so it was a real thrill.”

Darkest Hour is out on January 12.

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Lily looked gorgeous on Monday night (December 11) at the London premiere of Darkest Hour, held at the Odeon in Leicester Square. Outside was freezing but nevertheless Lily wore a beautiful sleek black and white Burberry gown.

Several photos from the premiere have now been added in our gallery, be sure to check them!


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Guernsey Movies

ITV – A film based on the famous book ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’ has had its released date revealed.

The film, called ‘Guernsey’, is set in the island in the aftermath of Word War II and will premiere in cinemas on April 20th next year.

The adaptation, which stars Downtown Abbey actress Lily James and Game of Thrones actor Michiel Huisman, was directed by Four Weddings and a Funeral’s Mike Newell.

The screenplay was adapted from the Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows international best-selling novel about a journalist who decides to write about an island book club which formed during the war.

The book sold 7.5 million copies in 37 countries.

Darkest Hour Movies Promotional Posters

The first promotional poster from Lily’s new movie Darkest Hour has just been released thanks to Empire Online!

EMPIRE ONLINE – Gary Oldman underwent a fairly radical transformation to play Winston Churchill in forthcoming World War II drama Darkest Hour – and with the film fast approaching the hour of its release date, we’ve managed to get our hands on some rather handsome world exclusive new character posters.

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Joe Wright is behind the camera for this one, focusing on Churchill’s early years as the British prime minister, navigating the bleak early phases of World War II.

Darkest Hour arrives in UK cinemas on 12 January, following an awards-qualifying run in the US starting 22 November this year.

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