Filming started on Normal People, starring Liam Neeson

The first look image has been released from Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn’s Normal People, starring Lesley Manville and Liam Neeson, based on the script by celebrated Irish playwright Owen McCafferty.

Normal People is a Canderblinks Films and Out of Orbit production, produced by the BAFTA award-winner and BFI Vision Awardee 2016, Brian J. Falconer for Out of Orbit, David Holmes for Canderblinks Films and Piers Tempest for Tempo Productions.

Joan and Tom have been married for many years. There is an ease to their relationship which only comes from spending a life time together and a depth of love which expresses itself through tenderness and humour in equal part.

When Joan is unexpectedly diagnosed with breast cancer, the course of her treatment shines a light on their relationship as they are faced with the challenges that lie ahead and the prospect of what might happen if something were to happen to her. Normal People is a story about love, survival and the epic questions life throws at each and every one of us.

Creative Artists Agency’s (CAA) Media Finance group, which arranged financing for the film, represents its domestic distribution rights, with Bankside Films handling sales throughout the rest of the world. 

Natascha Wharton for the BFI, Stephen Kelliher for Bankside Films, Phil Hunt and Compton Ross for Head Gear Films, Mark Huffam and Jo Bamford serve as Executive Producers. The BFI (using funds from the National Lottery), Northern Ireland Screen, Head Gear Films, Metrol Technology and Kreo Films are the film’s financiers.

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