Dad's Army

Dad's Army
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 1h
  • PG
  • Directed by: Oliver Parker
  • Written by: David Croft, Hamish McColl, Jimmy Perry
  • Cast: Toby Jones, Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon, Bill Paterson, Blake Harrison, Tom Courtenay, Daniel Mays, Catherine Zeta-Jones
  • UK release: 5 February 2016
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The Home Guard of Walmington-on-Sea find a German spy in their midst – don't panic, indeed. Faithful but strangely pointless recreation of the classic sitcom, in which fine actors like Jones, Nighy, Gambon etc only succeed in being inferior imitations of the originals. Like the characters themselves, brave but ultimately foolhardy.

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Dad's Army

It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting the pulses racing and putting the local women on red alert. MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea. There’s a spy on the loose! The outcome of the war is suddenly at stake, and it falls to our unlikely heroes to stand up and be counted.

Director: Oliver Parker

Stars:Michael Gambon, Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta-Jones

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Dad's Army

1 Feb 20163 stars

Faithful but strangely pointless recreation of the classic sitcom, with Catherine Zeta-Jones

Watching Oliver Parker’s big screen take on beloved sitcom Dad’s Army will more than likely leave you with a strange feeling of déjà vu. Set in 1944, this wartime comedy about Home Guard volunteers in the fictional Walmington-on-Sea does a pretty eerie…

The Inbetweeners' Blake Harrison worried about Dad's Army role

19 Jan 2016

Film gossip

Blake Harrison was worried about playing "similar" characters in 'The Inbetweeners' and 'Dad's Army'. The 30-year-old actor's most famous role is dim-witted teenager Neil Sutherland in the popular TV series and two 'Inbetweeners' films and will be seen…

Cast of Dad's Army remake announced

8 Oct 2014

TV gossip

The cast of the upcoming 'Dad's Army' remake has been revealed. Blake Harrison - who plays goofy Neil Sutherland in 'The Inbetweeners' - is to take on the role of Private Pike, who was originally played by Ian Lavender, in the upcoming film adaptation…

Captain Mainwaring to be played by a woman?

14 Nov 2012

TV gossip

Captain Mainwaring could be played by a woman in a film version of classic sitcom 'Dad's Army'. Creator Jimmy Perry has revealed a studio is planning a remake of the BBC One war comedy and considering a female to star as the bank manager made famous by…

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