Beloved British movie Brassed Off, made by Film4 and starring Stephen Tompkinson, Ewan McGregor, Tara Fitzgerald and Pete Postlethwaite, was the first British film to get the Royal Albert Hall’s pioneering film-and-live-music treatment.
In this special Brassed Off Live production, the Grimethorpe Colliery Band bring to life the uplifting score, while the film’s incidental and mood music will be performed by members of the world-renowned Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.
Brassed Off was the surprise box-office hit of 1996 and was nominated for three BAFTAs, as well as winning nine international film awards, including a prestigious César award in France for Best Foreign Film. It regularly features in lists of the best British films ever made, including the BFI’s definitive top 100.
This 1996 bittersweet comedy drama, written and directed by Mark Herman, stars Pete Postlethwaite as Danny, the devoted leader of the Grimley Colliery Band, who is determined to show the Tories ‘we are not defeated’. Ewan McGregor, Stephen Tompkinson and Tara Fitzgerald are stand-outs in an impressive ensemble cast.
Stephen Tompkinson said: “I’m incredibly proud to have been part of the team that brought Brassed Off to the screen…The chance to hear the Grimethorpe Colliery Band accompanying the film live makes for an unforgettable evening.”