Emigrating to New Zealand 7 years ago, Jonathan and Rebecca started a new life at 45 an 39. Baby Millie was 9 months old, now joined by twins Lucy and Jessica. They have known each other for just 8 years. This is their story.
Below is a duplicate from my jonathanglazier blog and I also wanted to say we are thinking of everyone in Queensland and pray Brisbane survives without any more loss of life.
The Mumper or “Weighed in, the story of the Mumper.” Is Talent Films first feature and is well into production. The list of Actors involved is very impressive, Bob Hoskins, Jenny Agutter, Phil Davis, Emily Atack. The best selling book was written by Mark Baxter and Paolo Hewitt is actually out of stock on Amazon!. This is the official sell from the films’ website…
It is 1985. Thatcher is in power, Sade is on the radio and the print workers have gone on strike. But nothing, not even a size eight earthquake will ever put a dampener on seven close friends – Thimble, Gudger, Osh, Fred the Shoe, Dave, Alfie and Bax – meeting every Sunday in their regular South London pub for alcohol and free flowing banter of the highest order. It is at one of these sessions that a man approaches their table and asks the most intriguing question – does anyone here want to buy a racehorse? From that simple but surreal question unfolds the story of “THE MUMPER”, the tale of seven firm friends who embark on a unique journey.
The news has broken in Los Angeles and you can read the report here in the Hollywood Reporter. And in a quirk of fate the director, Sacha Benett, is from my own home town ofHarpenden.
Talent Films – a division of Talent Television plc – is now in pre-production of a feature film
based on ‘The Mumper’. Bookmark this page if you’d like to keep up with news of the production.