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Gwen: First Footage Of Maxine Peake & Eleanor Worthington-Cox In TIFF-Bound Mystery-Drama

EXCLUSIVE: Heres first footage of Maxine Peake (Peterloo) and TIFF Rising Star Eleanor Worthington-Cox (Maleficent) in Toronto-bound gothic drama Gwen.

Set in 19th Century Wales, Britannia actress Worthington-Cox plays a young girl trying to keep her family together in the face of her mothers mysterious illness, her fathers absence and a ruthless mining company encroaching on their land.

UK writer-director William McGregors (Poldark) feature debut will play in Torontos Discovery section. Also starring are Richard Harrington(Hinterland), Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (The Commuter), Mark Lewis Jones (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) and newcomer Jodie Innes.

Pic was developed by the BFI and Endor Productions with Hilary Bevan Jones (Deep State) and Tom Nash (Deep State) as lead producers. The BFIs Lizzie Francke, Paul Grindey and Charles Moore of Viewfinder Films, Fergus Haycock of Great Point Media and Adam Partridge of Ffilm Cymru Wales are executive producers. The production was co-financed by the BFI and Ffilm Cymru Wales. Great Point is also handling sales.

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