Tuesday, April 12, 2011

"Colditz" Miniseries From eOne

"Colditz", the R-rated, 2005 two-part miniseries, produced by Granada Television for ITV, will be available on DVD, April 19, 2011, from eOne:

Written by Peter Morgan and directed by Stuart Orme, the BAFTA Television Craft Award winner is based on author Henry Chancellor's book "Colditz (aka "Colditz: The Definitive History") and the UK Channel Four TV series "Escape from Colditz".

"...'Colditz' tells the story of a British POW, during World War II, who successfully escapes to Britain only to steal the girlfriend of a fellow prisoner who was not able to escape with him.

"Once in Britain, he is rewarded with a position at 'MI9', which he uses to try to prevent his fellow POW from returning and reclaiming his girlfriend..."

Cast includes Damian Lewis ("Band Of Brothers") as 'Cpl/Lt. Nicholas McGrade', Tom Hardy ("Inception") as '2nd Lt. Jack Rose', Sophia Myles as 'Lizzie Carter', Laurence Fox as 'Capt. Tom Willis', James Fox as 'Lt. Colonel Jimmy Fordham', Timothy West as 'Bunny Warren', Jason Priestley as 'Flying Officer Rhett Barker', Guy Henry as 'Capt. Sawyer', Robert Whitelock as 'Flt Lt. Venning', Charles Kay as 'Colonel Henry Cartwright', Juliet Howland as 'Mary', Scott Handy as 'Mullan', Alex Avery as 'Collins' and Eve Myles as 'Jill'.

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