Magazine article Screen International

Dylan Thomas Adaptation under Milk Wood Wraps

Magazine article Screen International

Dylan Thomas Adaptation under Milk Wood Wraps

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First image released of Rhys Ifans in the new film adaptation of the iconic work by poet Dylan Thomas.

Principal photography on a feature film version of Dylan Thomas's iconic work Under Milk Wood has wrapped in West Wales, it has been announced by Ffatti Ffilms, S4C, Goldfinch Pictures and Ffilm Cymru Wales.

Based on Thomas's classic radio drama, the film stars Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) as First Voice/Captain Cat, an old sea captain who dreams of his deceased crew members and lost love.

Directed by Kevin Allen, who made Ifans' breakthrough film Twin Town, the six-week shoot took place in the tiny harbour village of Solva, in Pembrokeshire.

Singer Charlotte Church co-stars as Polly Garter, a woman pining for her lost lover. Other roles are taken by a host of Welsh actors with guest appearances from rugby legend Gareth Edwards and former Labour leader Lord Kinnock.

Allen and Ifans are producers of the film, along with Stephen Malit, producer of Julien Temple's London - The Modern Babylon. Allen also contributed to the screenplay, written by Murray Lachlan Young with Michael Breen.

DoP is Andy Hollis, production designer is Marie Lanna and costume designer is Charlotte Mitchell (Belle). …

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