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Flying Scotsman on Film 2006

Posted by chdot on December 18, 2006

Tonight’s Film 2006 had a report by Jonathan Ross on the ‘troubled’ biopic about Graeme Obree. Obree talked about his role as body double for the film’s star Jonny Lee Miller saying that he mostly sat around as Jonny wanted to do the cycling!

Ross mentioned the financial problems saying that union BECTU reckoned that the cast and crew would be unlikely ever to be paid in full. This is in spite of the recent distribution deal with MGM which means that the film is shown in the US from the end of the month.

It launched this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival and had a showing at Filmhouse again in November. A general UK release is planned for July to coincide with the Tour de France’s start in London.

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