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Summerland (upcoming film)

Directed byJessica Swale
Produced byGuy Heeley
Adrian Sturges
Screenplay byJessica Swale
StarringGemma Arterton
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Penelope Wilton
Tom Courtenay
Music byHauschka
CinematographyLaurie Rose
Edited byTania Reddin
British Film Institute
Quickfire Films
Distributed byLionsgate (United Kingdom)

Summerland is an upcoming UK drama film written and directed by Jessica Swale.


A private and reclusive writer finds herself being made responsible for the care of a young man after the London Blitz.



It was announced in April 2017 that Gemma Arterton has been cast in the playwright Jessica Swale’s directorial debut, with Swale also writing the screenplay.[2]

In May 2018, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Penelope Wilton and Tom Courtenay were added to the cast.[3]

Filming was underway by September, production occurring throughout East Sussex in the towns of Seaford, Brighton and Kent.[4][5][6] Filming had concluded by November.[7]


  1. ^ Wiseman, Andreas; Wiseman, Andreas (21 December 2018). "The BFI's Ten Biggest Production Awards Of 2018: New Movies With Keira Knightley, Henry Golding & Liam Neeson".
  2. ^ Grater2017-04-28T14:58:00+01:00, Tom. "Gemma Arterton to star in Jessica Swale's 'Summerland'". Screen.
  3. ^ Grater2018-05-12T05:20:00+01:00, Tom. "Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Courtenay join Gemma Arterton in 'Summerland' (exclusive)". Screen.
  4. ^ "Bond girl films new movie in Seaford".
  5. ^ "WATCH: Bond girl actor and Oscar winning star roll in to film wartime drama". The Argus.
  6. ^ "Gemma Arterton films new WWII flick Summerland in Sussex". Mail Online. 26 October 2018.
  7. ^ Barraclough, Leo; Barraclough, Leo (1 November 2018). "Lionsgate Takes U.K. Rights to Gemma Arterton's 'Summerland' (EXCLUSIVE)".

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