The eagerly anticipated film The Railway Man, partly filmed in Berwick and elsewhere in north Northumberland, had its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival this week.
The Railway Man, adapted from the autobiography of Berwick resident Eric Lomax, tells of his appalling treatment as a prisoner-of-war working on the Burma Railway during the Second World War. Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky, the film was responsible for much of the buzz around British film at the prestigious festival. Described by its star Colin Firth, who plays Eric Lomax, as “a whole chapter of history not taught”, the film has a British release date of January 3, 2014.
The first trailer for the film was released this week.