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Urban and the Shed Crew: Riveting and Available to Stream

You listen… sometimes.

Urban and the Shed Crew is a powerful, moving story packed with memorable, searing performances, including a terrific ensemble of young actors.

Beautifully done, all, esp. Richard Armitage (Chop), Anna Friel (Greta) and Fraser Kelly (Urban). Unforgettable.

The film garnered the People’s Award at the Newcastle Film Festival, and Richard Armitage, as Chop, captured the Best Actor award.

Rent it now.

Some Urban and the Shed Crew scenes…


Thank you, Candida Brady, for this wonderful film, and thank you, Bernard Hare, for writing something – as Urban says in the film – that means something.

Urban and the Shed Crew to Premiere at Newcastle International Film Festival


7-7-15 photo

Photo by Alistair Morrison.

Based on Bernard Hare’s memoir Urban Grimshaw and the Shed Crew, the film adaptation Urban and the Shed Crew, directed by Candida Brady and starring Richard Armitage, Anna Friel, with Fraser Kelly as Urban, will screen at the Newcastle Film Festival Saturday, March 31, at 7 PM.

The screening will include a reception, the film, and an “In Conversation’ panel featuring Fraser Kelly, Richard Armitage, Candida Brady, Titus Oglivy and more. It will be held at The Biscuit Factory (16 Stoddart Street) in Newcastle. Tickets are £32.93, and are available now.

For more information on the screening and to reserve your tickets, check out the Urban and the Shed Crew Newcastle Film Festival site.

The film also stars an astonishingly talented young cast as the ‘Crew’, including Charlie Heaton (Frank), Jonathan Payne (Skeeter), Liam Ainsworth (Sparky), Olivia Downie Hullah (Molly), Olivia Tomlinson (Kara), Oscar Rogers (Sam), Nadine Rose Mulkerrin (Amber), Ellie Rooney-West (TLS), and Max as Tyson. The film also stars Neil Morrissey as Doc and Kathryn Drysdale as Madge.

The Crew

The Crew

For more information on the film, watch the trailer here, and follow Urban on Twitter and Facebook.

Urban poster

Poster by Graham Humphreys.





More Casting News for “Urban and the Shed Crew”: Neil Morrissey!

Will Chop be a scruffier, more dissipated version of this RA? Thanks to  "Mostly Richard Armitage" on Tumblr for the image.

Will Chop be a scruffier, more dissipated version of this RA?
Thanks to “Mostly Richard Armitage” on Tumblr for the image.

The Internet Movie Database (IMDB.com) page has been updated. RA has been added as Chop, and two more cast members have been named:

First we have the fabulous Neil Morrissey as Doc (his bio and credits are here), and Kathryn Drysdale as Madge (her bio and credits are here).

Interesting, isn’t it, that neither Anna Friel nor Nadine Mulkerrin – the other two cast members we’ve seen announced – are listed yet?

Neil Morrissey

Neil Morrissey

Kathryn Drysdale

Kathryn Drysdale

Anna Friel

Anna Friel

Nadine Mukerrin

Nadine Mukerrin

Thanks to RA US Special Correspondent Chrissy Lampard for the IMDB tip!

And – as always – we invite you to follow
Richard Armitage US on Facebook and Twitter!

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