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The Children Act


Court judge, Fiona Maye, is ruling on a case of a gravely ill teenage boy who is refusing a blood transfusion as it's against his religious beliefs. While Fiona faces a difficult time at work, things start to worsen at home. 

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Uni-versalEXTRAS supplied extras and supporting artists for The Children Act feature film. 

The Children Act marks the second Ian McEwan novel Uni-versalExtras have worked on this year and the second film starring Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci (the first being Beauty and the Beast). As well as supplying extras, we also provided some specialist roles including a Soprano Singer, Pianist, a String Quartet, the wives of Sherwood Runcie and Mark Berner and some Hand Doubles.

When watching The Children Act, keep your eyes peeled for...

Students, Children, London Locals, Hospital Patients, Doctors, Nurses, Porters, Hospital Visitors, Protestors, Police, Press and Reporters, Friends and Family, Church Goers, Diocesan Bishop of Westminster, Restaurant Diners, Waiters, Solicitors, Funeral Mourners, Court Clerks, Barristers and High Court Judges.  

Production Details

Director: Richard Eyre
Cast: Fionn Whitehead, Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci
Production Company: BBC Films
Year of Release: 2018
Filming location(s): Pinewood Studios, London


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