Monday, August 1, 2011

Papadopoulos & Sons

19 year old Georgia Groome one of Screenterrier's top British rising stars under 20, is set to star alongside Stephen Dillane, in Greek family comedy Papadopoulos & Sons, the first feature film from up-and-coming director Marcus Markou, a LAMDA graduate and playwright who made the short film The Last Temptation Of Chris in 2009.

Georgia (represented by United Agents) plays the daughter of a widowed Greek businessman (Stephen Dillane) who, after losing everything in the financial crash, sets about trying to resurrect the forgotten family fish & chip shop with the help of his children and larger-than-life brother.

20 year old Frank Dillane, the real-life son of Stephen Dillane, plays one of Georgia's brothers, James Papadopoulos. Frank played the 16 year old Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and Deathly Hallows II. Frank is represented by Michelle Braidman Associates.

Georges Corraface and Ed Stoppard have also signed up to star in the film which starts shooting in London on August 8th  for four weeks. The supporting cast includes Cosima Shaw, Selina Cadell and ex EastEnders actor Todd Carty.

The son of a Greek Cypriot immigrant, Markou told Screen Daily that the script is partly based on personal experiences. “It’s the immigrant’s tale, updated from films we are used to like East Is East. It’s about what happens to the identity of an immigrant family who have then established themsleves and become very much part of the British fabric, and it’s about the main character returning to his cultural roots.”

Georgia has two films due out this year, The Holding and The Great Ghost Rescue. Papadopoulos & Sons is scheduled for release in 2012.

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