Private Peaceful is released in UK cinemas 12 October 2012.
Based on the bestselling book of the same name, Private Peaceful is a story beloved by many and written by celebrated author, Michael Morpurgo OBE.
Private Peaceful is the classic rites of passage story of two brothers and the exuberance and pain of their teenage love for the same girl, the pressures of their feudal family life, the horrors and folly of war and the ultimate price of courage and cowardice. PRIVATE PEACEFUL is set in the fields of Devon and the WW1 battlefields of Flanders, giving us a heart-breaking glimpse of the way we once lived - and still die.
PRIVATE PEACEFUL is directed by established director Pat O’Connor whose body of work includes Cal, Circle of Friends and Inventing the Abbotts. With starring roles from exciting young talent, Jack O’Connell (Skins, Harry Brown), George MacKay (The Boys are Back, Defiance) and Alexandra Roach (The Iron Lady, Anna Karenina), Private Peaceful also features a host of British talent including Richard Griffiths (Harry Potter, Hugo, Pirates of the Caribbean), Maxine Peake (Shameless, See No Evil, Criminal Justice), Frances de la Tour (Rising Damp, Harry Potter, Hugo) and John Lynch (Sliding Doors, Cal).
Tuesday, 20th May 2014
An innovative new, cross curricular resource from education charity Into Film and the National Literacy Trust offers teachers an array of stimulating possibilities for using Michael Morpurgo’s moving story Private Peaceful to develop literacy and bring World War I to life in its centenary year.
Thursday, 3rd April 2014
The film adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s award-winning book, Private Peaceful, screened to an audience of over 7500 children as part of the Centenary commemorations of WWI. Private Peaceful on DVD is available to buy in Sainsbury’s, HMV & WHSmith and online
Wednesday, 12th February 2014
Michael Morpurgo will launch Private Peaceful Day on March 31 with a live Q&A via satellite following special screenings of the film for schools. In a major screening event for schools, 100 cinemas including Picturehouse & Cineworld, will show the film across the UK as part of the Centenary commemorations of WW1. Students will then be able to watch Michael answer questions live about Private Peaceful after the screening. Schools attending the screenings will be invited to send in their questions, with the best being asked during the Q&A.