Dad’s Army the movie will, as it says on the poster, be ‘reporting for duty’ in February 2016 but the poster images shot by Jay Brooks are out now.
In the roles of Captain Mainwaring and his men it features an extraordinary stellar company of British acting talent including Bill Nighy as Sergeant Wilson, Tom Courtney as Corporal Jones and Michael ‘Dumbledore’ Gambon as Private Godfrey. It even has Catherine Zeta-Jones as Private Pike’s mum!
As Jay remembers, the shoot was a big day out in Bridlington. ‘Catherine Zeta-Jones was first, followed by a delivery of guns, replica of course, but eight World War Two rifles with their own munitions expert. Next was Bill Nighy and a box of moustaches followed by Toby Jones, some tin hats, some leather boots, Michael Gambon and the camouflage.
Tom Courtney, Daniel Mays and Blake Harrison quickly joined the party, followed soon after by Bill Paterson and the binoculars.
By noon we had 8 great British actors all under one roof and an armoury big enough to mount an invasion of a small English village.’
Dad’s Army is a Universal Pictures production and opens on February 5th next year