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Miracle Workers: Dark Ages: Prince Chauncley the rich kid of Instagram

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Miracle Workers: Dark Ages: Prince Chauncley the rich kid of Instagram
New Instagram post by @miracleworkerstbs about Prince Chauncley.

life has a way of *testing* you. like when you have to yell at your servants to shut the blinds so the sun doesn't bleach your rich upholstery... #richkidsofinstagram

Daniel Radcliffe on BBC Radio 6's Radcliffe and Maconie

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Daniel Radcliffe on BBC Radio 6's Radcliffe and Maconie
Radcliffe and Radcliffe! Daniel talked about Escape from Pretoria with Mark Radcliffe on BBC Radio 6's Radcliffe and Maconie. The interview aired this morning but was already recorded back in January.

If you missed it you can listen to it via BBC Sounds (until 29 days after the broadcast). The interview starts around 02:37:33. Daniel also picked a song for the show, one by The Thermals.


source: bbc.com
picture source: James Watkins

Kinopoisk (КиноПоиск) interview

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 Kinopoisk (КиноПоиск) interview
Kinopoisk (КиноПоиск) interview with Daniel in promotion of Guns Akimbo (Пушки Акимбо). In Russia the film will be exclusively available for viewing on KinoPoisk HD.

There is not much new in this interview. They asked him about video games a
nd also mentioned Harry Potter.

The Huffington Post and Variety interview

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The Huffington Post and Variety interview
Two new interviews which you could have missed: The Huffington Post and Variety.

A quote via The Huffington Post:
“My entire life and career is built on luck and privilege,” he said. “It’s just sort of allowed to be the case. I definitely don’t want people to think I got anywhere because I just worked really hard. Anyone who’s successful in anything, for the most part ― even if you did work really hard, which I’m sure people did ― there’s still a massive amount of luck involved. I mean, my life is an insane example of a place of luck.”

“I got incredibly lucky when I was 10 or 11 and then that afforded me opportunities that I would unquestionably not have been afforded had I not had that stroke of luck,” Radcliffe said. “When I was 17, I was in the West End. There’s very few people that go from having never done a play to doing a play in the West End.”


With Variety he discussed Escape from Pretoria why he won't play Harry Potter again.

Would you return as Harry Potter in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them films?
I don’t think so. I don’t like say no to things, but it’s not something that I’m rushing to do. I feel like those films have moved on and they’re doing just fine without us. I’m happy to keep it that way. I like what my life is now. I’m not saying that I’ll never go back into any franchise, but I like the flexibility that I have with my career now. And I don’t want to get into a situation where I’m signed up for one series for years in advance

Pairie Dog magazine (Canada)

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Pairie Dog magazine (Canada)
Prairie Dog magazine attended the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) press conference last September. Below their questions for Daniel and Samara Weaving regarding Guns Akimbo. The new issue is out now. Click here to view the cover.

You can also read the magazine's print version online.

Have you found yourself going down the rabbit hole of dealing with trolls?
Weaving: I make a conscious choice to not look at comments or read reviews. If I rely too heavily on them for my own satisfaction, it would cause more harm than good.
Radcliffe: It’s not a huge moral stance. I think I would be too emotional about it. Years ago, during my late teens, early twenties, I did spend a lot of time reading comments and it’s not a good thing to do for your mental health.

What kind of emotions did those comments trigger?
Radcliffe: It wasn’t anger, it made me sad. Not going to tell you what specifically — it’s all still there — but you only get upset by the things you believe at some level are true. Self-harmony is a very serious issue and I don’t want to make light of it, but I think there’s a masochistic tendency in reading stuff about yourself that becomes addictive. It’s a cycle you have to break.

How long did it take to get those guns bolted to your hands?
Radcliffe: The guns themselves were very quick, strapped on over the arms. The bolts were obviously make-up — they took about two hours the first day and an hour by the time we finished. I could put my pants by myself. Couldn’t button them though.

What do you find artistically satisfying about working in genre films?
Radcliffe: That’s the thing. I forget that I keep picking genre movies, and then everyone’s like “you did another one!” There’s something fun about making films that aren’t naturalistic. If you can justify it enough in the story, you can do the craziest stuff. There’s a weird magic realism, modern fairy tale tone to this, Horns and Swiss Army Man. A very dark fairy tale. But most fairy tales were very dark.

source: prairiedogmag.com

Escape from Pretoria Ukraine poster

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Escape from Pretoria Ukraine poster
Ukrainian poster for Escape from Pretoria (Втеча з Преторії) released by Kinomania Film Distribution. The film will be in cinemas in the Ukraine on 26th March 2020.

Daniel Radcliffe on Smooth Radio

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Daniel Radcliffe on Smooth Radio
Smooth Radio interview with Daniel in promotion of Escape from Pretoria, recorded ealier this month. He talks about biopics, his admiration for Dolly Parton, Miracle Workers ("The second series has just come out in the US. The first series is on Sky Comedy here. It’s very funny. My very quick pitch for the series is that Steve Buscemi plays God") and more.

Entertainment Weekly interview

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Entertainment Weekly interview
Entertainment Weekly (EW) interview with Daniel in promotion of Guns Akimbo.

What made you want to be part of this movie when you first read it?
Scripts don’t always come with a log line and this was one of those where I was like immediately like, okay, interesting and then thought, how thoroughly has this premise being explored? When I started reading I was like, oh good, very throughly. Page 10 of the script is around when he gets the guns bolted onto his hands and then the sequence of the next few scenes is him trying to get dressed, trying to get out of the apartment and going to the toilet. Honestly, at that point of reading, I was pretty much like, I’m probably going to do this movie. I enjoyed the fact that it was clearly going somewhere very dark and cartoonish-ly violent, but also not taking itself super seriously and being willing to explore just the mundane physical comedy of what the potential day-to-day life of someone who had guns for hands would be like. So I was really taken with the script immediately and then I talked to Jason (Lei Howden) on Skype about it and his enthusiasm for it. I love working on these kinds of films. I did a lot of stunts and things during the Potter movies, but not a lot of the roles I’ve done since then have really called for very much of that, so I really enjoy that stuff. This just looked like it would be really, really fun — and it was. Anytime I read a script and there’s a really original voice coming through, that’s when I get the most excited.

What spoke to you about your character, Miles? He’s definitely not the hero of the story but he’s also not a bad guy; he’s really just an average dude in a really bizarre and horrific situation.
Yeah, that’s what I liked about him. I’ve heard a lot of people try to talk about the film like it’s some kind of searing satire on social media or the internet, and I really don’t think it is. There’s a bit of that, but it’s not the whole point of the movie. I don’t think anyone should be getting their moral compass from this film by any account. I’ve read quite a few action film scripts and I just don’t ever really believe myself as any of those characters who are fairly ordinary dudes and they’re suddenly thrust into this world and so have to learn to survive in this situation. What I liked about Miles was that I could believe myself playing the guy who spends an hour trying to run away from the fight before he really has to confront it. So one of the things that was appealing about him was that by no means does he start, or really end, a hero. He’s just somebody who gets through a horrible situation.

Was there any hesitation at all when you were signing on about being part of a movie that is so gun heavy, considering the current climate?
You know what, I’m going to be very honest about it. I didn’t think about it until I was on set, which is maybe slightly a bad thing to say. This film is made by Jason; he’s from New Zealand. Samara’s from Australia. I’m from the U.K., and this was before the mosque shooting in New Zealand as well. All of us are from countries where it was not present enough in any of our minds. Nobody’s going to copycat this in England and I think the fact that it is so heightened…Look, there are some incredibly cool action sequences in it and fight sequences, some of which involve guns, but actually not all of them do. My favorite one is just the one where Nix (Weaving) kicks the s— out of everyone at the beginning. My character’s life does not go well after his hands become attached to guns. I very much want to emphasize that nobody should be taking their moral compass from this film. It’s just a fun, crazy action movie. Maybe I should have thought about it more, but then you can get into a larger conversation about culture informing art and all that stuff.

How is working with Jason in general? He has a very particular and unique vision. Were there every days when you’d go to set and just but like, Okay, wow, what?
A little bit, but he’s also very good at explaining it and he’s very organized so it wasn’t overwhelming in any way. It’s also just very exciting because he’s the kind of director who will show you how to do something in terms of like, if he wants you to roll around and hit the ground in a specific spot, he’ll do a running jump and ram himself onto the ground just to get it right. He loves being involved in those and is very hands on in a very fun way. He does have a unique and brilliant vision for this film, the way it should look and the tone of it. A lot of the films that I think have turned out the best that I’ve worked on are the ones with writer-directors. It’s not always essential — Alexandre Aja did Horns which he didn’t write and had an amazing vision for it — but a lot of the time I find the directors with the most exciting, specific visions are also the ones that have written it, especially when it’s something like this where there is a weird tonal line that you’re walking between very dark and completely silly.

Samara Weaving goes through a wild transformation on this movie. How was working with her? I’m sure she’s the complete opposite of her character in real life.
Samara is just awesome and I just love watching her in this film. She gives an incredibly unhinged but also charming performance.

Right? She’s weirdly still likable!
Yes!! She’s totally likable — she’s like a psychopathic killer that you’d like to hang out with! And Samara in real life is just the sweetest, most gentle person so she does an amazing job in the film. She’s also incredibly game. This film was shot very, very fast. The last day of shooting, she did some insane number of hours because she had to be in a prosthetic. She’d been called in earlier than me so she was supposed to finish earlier, and she had finished on time but by the time I’d finished, they were still getting her out of makeup. But she’s uncomplaining and just awesome to work with.

How annoying were those guns fastened to your hands between takes? Could you remove them or were you kind of stuck for the day?
It depends how long the break was. If it was between takes, I would just keep them on, but they were strapped to my forearms and wrists so I could take my fingers away from the trigger and that part of the gun and have a bit of dexterity. I’m irrationally proud of how dexterous I became with guns for hands. I must shout out our fantastic props person who was in charge of the guns throughout and made my life very easy.

The other thing I imagine was a little uncomfortable is that you spend about half of this movie in boxers, a robe and monster slippers and you’re constantly running. How was that to shoot?
They made me a special pair of the slippers with the soles cut out and a pair of trainers inside so I could run pretty well in them. Other than the days where it was raining and I’m crawling around on the ground, going to work everyday and being in a robe and some slippers is a very, very lovely life. It was one of my favorite costumes I’ve ever had.

Right, I suppose you cold just roll out of bed, ready to go — no prep needed. 
Yeah, he’s going through a terrible time in the film so I could look like sh— every day and not have to worry about it.

If you had to take part in a real-life video game scenario like Miles does, which game would you choose?
Oh God. You know what? The only video games I’m really familiar with that I played when I was younger are stuff like Splinter Cell, Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto and God knows I don’t want to be a part of any of them in the real world!

source: ew.com

Unbidden - portraits in the wings by Francis Hills

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Unbidden - portraits in the wings by Francis Hills
Photographer Francis Hills took photos of Endgame at the Old Vic Theatre in London last week for his project called Unbidden - portraits in the wings. The project will be exhibited and a book is planned with proceeds going to The Actors Fund.⁣ ⁣⁣Photos featuring Daniel and the rest of the cast are shared on Instagram.
"I’m photographing performers standing in the wings (or wherever they happen to be before they go on stage) capturing that moment of preparation before they face their audience".
picture source: Francis Hills

Endgame: The Old Vic Theatre Instagram

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Endgame: The Old Vic Theatre Instagram

Endgame Post-show debrief from The Old Vic Theatre's Instagram Stories plus the Instagram filter called Which Disney Are You?





Guns Akimbo Malaysia poster

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Guns Akimbo Malaysia poster
Malaysia poster for Guns Akimbo released by distributor TGV Pictures. It has the tagline "The world's deadliest game just found its next player". In cinemas on 5th March 2020.

Escape from Pretoria stills

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Escape from Pretoria stills
A lot more Escape from Pretoria stills including some with thanks to Signature Entertainment for sending them.

Guns Akimbo Indonesia poster

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Guns Akimbo Indonesia poster
Indonesian poster for Guns Akimbo via distributor CBI Pictures. It has the tagline: "The worlds deadliest game just found its next player". In cinemas on 2nd March 2020.

Daniel Radcliffe on BBC Radio 5's Laura Whitmore, with Rick Edwards

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Daniel Radcliffe on BBC Radio 5's Laura Whitmore, with Rick Edwards
Daniel talked about Escape from Pretoria, Endgame and more on BBC Radio 5's Laura Whitmore this morning. Rick Edwards sits in for Laura. The interview was already recorded earlier this month. If you missed it you can listen to it via BBC Sounds. (available until 29 days after the broadcast). There's a photo shared on Instagram.

The lyric I live for: his answer was a lyric from Tom Lehrer (at 24:30). The interview with Daniel, from the "Under The Spotlight" section starts around 37:35.

We Will All Go Together When We Go

"You will all go directly to your respective Valhallas. Go directly, do not pass 'GO', do not collect two hundred dollars"

Guns Akimbo NL poster

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Guns Akimbo NL poster
Nederlandse poster voor Guns Akimbo via distributeur Gusto Entertainment. Vanaf 5 maart in de bioscoop.

Philippine poster for Guns Akimbo

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Philippine poster for Guns Akimbo
Philippine poster for Guns Akimbo released by distributor Axinite Digicinema Inc. It has the tagline "Get loaded". The film opens 4th March 2020 in the Philippines.

Miracle Workers: Dark Ages: Prince Chauncley the rich kid of Instagram

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Miracle Workers: Dark Ages: Prince Chauncley the rich kid of Instagram
Another new Instagram post from @miracleworkerstbs regarding Prince Chauncley.

Updated(2): #VKLive: Daniel Radcliffe

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Updated(2): #VKLive: Daniel Radcliffe
An exclusive Guns Akimbo (Пушки Акимбо) interview with Daniel aired live on Russian social media website vk.com (a.k.a. VKontakte) yesterday. It is part of the #VKLive project. The length is more than an hour!. Photos are below. There are also photos by photographer Aleksandra Pavliuscenko.

BBC News: Daniel Radcliffe on the 'genius' story he felt had to be told

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BBC News: Daniel Radcliffe on the 'genius' story he felt had to be told
BBC News interview with Daniel, Tim Jenkin and director Francis Annan in promotion of Escape from Pretoria. With thanks to Marek from Signature Entertainment for sending over the link. There are two photos shared by Kasia Madera on Facebook.

Escape from Pretoria is out in UK Cinemas and Digital on 6th March.

Guns Akimbo NL 20s trailer

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Guns Akimbo NL 20s trailer
Een 20 seconden trailer voor Guns Akimbo geüpload door distributeur Gusto Entertainment. Vanaf 5 maart in de bioscoop.

First clips for Guns Akimbo

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First clips for Guns Akimbo
Guns Akimbo clips.


Stop Shooting at me!

Escape from Pretoria clip with introduction from Daniel

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Escape from Pretoria clip with introduction from Daniel
A new Instagram post shared by Momentum Pictures on Instagram. An Escape from Pretoria clip with introduction from Daniel.

Playmobil: The Movie DVD US release date

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Playmobil: The Movie DVD US release date
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will release Playmobil: The Movie on DVD in the US on 3rd March 2020.

Artwork:


Synopsis:

In Playmobil's® animated action adventure, a top secret organization has caused citizens from different lands to vanish into thin air. The dashing and charismatic secret agent Rex Dasher (Daniel Radcliffe) must partner with smooth-talking food truck driver Del (Jim Gaffigan) and Marla (Anya Taylor-Joy), a smart, savvy civilian with her own secret agenda, to rescue them. Against unthinkable odds, the trio go on a fantastic journey across stunning new worlds as they gather clues for their rescue mission.

Escape from Pretoria UK poster

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Escape from Pretoria UK poster
Below you find the UK poster for Escape from Pretoria (thanks to Signature Entertainment for the Twitter tag). It has the tagline "Survival is key". The film is out in cinemas and available to rent on 6th March 2020.

Coming Soon: Daniel Radcliffe clears up rumors about Moon Knight

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Coming Soon: Daniel Radcliffe clears up rumors about Moon Knight
Entertainment website We Got This Covered reported about 5 months ago that Daniel was being eyed for the role of Moon Knight for a Disney+ TV series. Today comingsoon.net shared exclusively that Daniel debunked those rumors.

It's Okay Not To Be Okay campaign

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It's Okay Not To Be Okay campaign
Daniel supports the It's Okay Not To Be Okay mental health awareness campaign set up by Tony Wilsher. Below you find the video message he received from Daniel.

You can also help this campaign by posting a video saying it’s okay not to be okay. For more info visit ION2BOK on Facebook.

This video is also shared on Facebook.

Spanish poster for Escape from Pretoria

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Spanish poster for Escape from Pretoria
Below you find the Spanish poster for Escape from Pretoria (Fuga de Pretoria) via distributor Inopia Films. The film will be released in Spain on 8th April 2020.

Daniel Radcliffe attends Escape from Pretoria Curzon Soho Q&A

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Daniel Radcliffe attends Escape from Pretoria Curzon Soho Q&A
Daniel attended a special private screening of Escape from Pretoria with Q&A at the Curzon Soho in London yesterday. Ofcourse with director Francis Annan, Tim Jenkin and co-stars. You can view some photos below. You can also find a few more on Facebook via Signature Entertainment. Some Q&A photos are right here and there is a selfie shared by Francis Annan here.

Escape from Pretoria: Giphy and more

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Escape from Pretoria: Giphy and more
An update on Escape from Pretoria. Below you find a photo shared by Daniel Webber on Instagram. There are also Giphy gifs released by UK distributor Signature Entertainment.

Escape from Pretoria UAE poster

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Escape from Pretoria UAE poster
United Arab Emirates poster for Escape from Pretoria released by distributor Front Row Filmed Entertainment. It has the tagline "Break out before it breaks you". It hits Middle East cinemas on 5th March 2020.

Guns Akimbo promotional one sheets

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Guns Akimbo promotional one sheets
Two promotional one sheets for Guns Akimbo promoting the US release on 28th February by Saban Films. They were uploaded on Daniel's official website.

People magazine interview (US)

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People magazine interview (US)
Daniel is featured in the new People magazine (17th February 2020) in promotion of Miracle Workers: Dark Ages (series 2). The page features a photo by Celeste Sloman. Scan via tabloidtoc.tumblr.com.

Guns Akimbo Russia poster

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Guns Akimbo Russia poster
The Russian poster for Guns Akimbo (Пушки Акимбо) with thanks to distributor Cascade Film for the mention on Twitter. The film will be released in cinemas in Russia on 27th February.

Update: Harry Potter missie: 107 handtekeningen in Harry Potter boek

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Update: Harry Potter missie: 107 handtekeningen in Harry Potter boek
Dieter Vanderheeren en Bart Meese van Road to Rowling uit België hebben een missie: In twee jaar tijd 107 handtekeningen verzamelen (inclusief die van J.K. Rowling zelf natuurlijk) in een Engelstalige druk van Harry Potter en de Steen der Wijzen voor het goede doel: Het gesigneerde boek zal worden geveild voor Make-A-Wish.

Updated: Guns Akimbo promotional photo

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Updated: Guns Akimbo promotional photo
Promotional photo for Guns Akimbo (Пушки Акимбо) via Russian distributor Cascade Film.

Update: 16th February 2020. Another one.

Miracle Workers: Dark Ages: Prince Chauncley the rich kid of Instagram

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Miracle Workers: Dark Ages: Prince Chauncley the rich kid of Instagram

Escape from Pretoria DVD & Blu-ray US release date

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Escape from Pretoria DVD & Blu-ray US release date
There is already a US release date for the Escape from Pretoria DVD and Blu-ray: 7th April 2020. Distributor is Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, in association with Momentum Pictures.

The film will open in select theaters across the nation on 6th March.

Artwork:


Synopsis:

Escape From Pretoria
is the true story of Tim Jenkin (Daniel Radcliffe) and Stephen Lee (Daniel Webber), young, white South Africans branded "terrorists", and imprisoned in 1978 for working covert operations for Nelson Mandela's banned ANC. Incarcerated in Pretoria Maximum Security Prison, they decide to send the apartheid regime a clear message and escape! With breath-taking ingenuity, meticulous surveillance, and wooden keys crafted for 10 steel doors, they make a bid for freedom...Beyond a thrilling will-they-won't-they-escape, this is the story of an oppressed majority's struggle, and two ordinary men who stood-up to be counted in the pursuit of equality for all.

Special features:

- Interviews with Cast and Crew: Daniel Radcliffe/Daniel Webber/Francis Annan/Scott Bird/Tim Jenkin
- Deleted Scenes
- Behind the Scenes

Updated: Endgame opening night - after party

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Updated: Endgame opening night - after party

Miracle Workers: Dark Ages promo

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Miracle Workers: Dark Ages promo
A promotional video for Miracle Workers: Dark Ages (series 2) called Good Morning Lower Murkford.

Escape from Pretoria US poster

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Escape from Pretoria US poster
The US poster for Escape from Pretoria released by Momentum Pictures. It has the tagline "Break out before it breaks you".

Updated: Endgame production photos

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Updated: Endgame production photos
Endgame production photos have been released. Below you find the photos featuring Daniel as Clov. Opening night tonight at The Old Vic Theatre.