The Mill Scores With “The Damned United”
The Mill, working with BBC Films has recently completed work on the critically acclaimed The Damned United. Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by David Pearce and adapted for screen by Peter Morgan, (The Queen and Frost/Nixon) the film was directed by the award winning Tom Hooper (Longford and John Adams).
The Damned United plays out the humorously dark story of Brian Clough doomed 44 day tenure as the manager of the reigning champions of English football in the 70, Leeds United.
Starring Michael Sheen (The Deal, The Queen, Frost/Nixon) as the legendary Brian Clough, Timothy Spall (Secrets and Lies, Harry Potter, Sweeney Todd) as his friend and assistant Peter Taylor and Jim Broadbent (Bridget Jones, The Young Victoria, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince) plays the Derby Chairman, Sam Longson, Clough former boss.
Will Cohen, Group Director Mill Film, said; ‘We have a great working relationship with Tom and we were incredibly excited to have the opportunity to be involved with The Damned United. It was a fun and challenging experience to recreate the interior of the iconic Wembley Stadium from the early 70s as well as creating the Massive Crowd scenes’.
About The Mill
The Mill is a world-leading visual effects company with bases in the globe three most important advertising centres ?‚àö√ë‚àö¬® London and New York and now Los Angeles. The Mill has worked on some of the most memorable visual effects projects in the world (including Ridley Scott ?‚àö√ë‚àö‚â§Gladiator’s for which it gained a VFX Oscar) and has won more awards for visual effects than any other facility in Europe, including work on Johnnie Walker Human, Sony Balls, Sony Playstation Mountain and Honda Cog.
The Mill has built relationships with the industry’s finest directors including Chris Cunningham, Frank Budgen, Fredrik Bond, Ringan Ledwidge and Michel Gondry. Data Grading suites have been installed in the London and NY offices bringing movie best practise to our clients and making The Mill the only facility ‘data’ grading for commercials.
The Damned United Cast:
Brian Clough – Michael Sheen
Peter Taylor – Timothy Spall
Don Revie – Colm Meaney
Manny Cussins – Henry Goodman
Jimmy Gordon – Maurice Roeves
Sam Longson – Jim Broadbent
Billy Bremner – Stephen Graham
Dave Mackay – Brian McCardie
Johnny Giles – Peter McDonald
Colin Todd – Giles Alderson
John O’Hare – Martin Compston
Duncan McKenzie – Joe Dempsie
Barbara Clough – Elizabeth Carling
Lillian Taylor – Gillian Waugh
Producer: Andy Harries.
Executive producers: Christine Langan, Hugo Heppell, Peter Morgan.
Co-producers, Grainne Marmion, Lee Morris.
Directer: Tom Hooper
Screenplay: Peter Morgan (based on the 2006 novel “The Damned Utd” by David Peace)
Camera : Ben Smithard (color, Panavision widescreen)
Editor: Melanie Oliver
Music: Rob Lane;
Music supervisor: Liz Gallacher
Production designer: Eve Stewart
Supervising art director: Andrew Holden-Stokes
Art director: Leon McCarthy
Costume designer: Mike O’Neill
Sound (Dolby Digital): Martin Beresford, Paul Hamblin
Visual effects supervisor: David Bowman
Visual effects: the Mill
Special effects supervisor: Paul Kelly
Assistant director: Martin Curry