Dad's Army (2016 film)
Dad's Army (2016 film)
Directed by Oliver Parker
Produced by Damian Jones
Screenplay by Hamish McColl

Bill Nighy
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Toby Jones
Tom Courtenay
Michael Gambon
Blake Harrison
Daniel Mays
Bill Paterson

Music by Charlie Mole
Cinematography Christopher Ross
Editing by Guy Bensley
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release 5 February 2016
Running time 100 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Gross revenue $10.1 million

Dad's Army is a 2016 British war comedy film, based on the BBC television sitcom Dad's Army. Directed by Oliver Parker, it will be set in 1944, after the events depicted in the television series. The story will see Catherine Zeta-Jones play a glamorous journalist, who is sent to report on the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard platoon. This is all before MI5 discovers that there is a German spy, hiding in the fictional British town. Filming began in Yorkshire in October 2014.

The production design was by Simon Bowles, and the cinematography by Christopher Ross. The film is due to be released on 5 February 2016, in the United Kingdom. Columbia Pictures and Universal Pictures will distrbute the film.

Plot synopsis

The film will be set during 1944, when World War II was about to reach its end. In Walmington-on-Sea, Captain Mainwaring's Home Guard suffers from low morale. This is until a glamorous journalist arrives, to report on the platoon's exploits.

Meanwhile, MI5 have discovered a radio signal transmitted from Walmington-on-Sea towards Berlin, apparently the work of a spy, giving the Home Guard a chance to make a real difference in the war.

Principal cast

Character Original television series Film
Capt. George Mainwaring Arthur Lowe Toby Jones
Sgt. Arthur Wilson John Le Mesurier Bill Nighy
Lcpl. Jack Jones Clive Dunn Tom Courtenay
Pvt. James Frazer John Laurie Bill Paterson
Pvt. Frank Pike Ian Lavender Blake Harrison
Pvt. Joe Walker James Beck Daniel Mays
Pvt. Charles Godfrey Arnold Ridley Michael Gambon
Warden William Hodges Bill Pertwee Martin Savage
Rev. Timothy Farthing
Frank Williams
Mrs. Mavis Pike Janet Davies Sarah Lancashire
Mrs. Mildred Fox Pamela Cundell Alison Steadman
Cissy and Dolly Godfrey Amy Dalby and Joan Cooper (Dolly)
Nan Braunton and Kathleen Saintsbury (Cissy)
Annette Crosbie (Cissy) and Julia Foster (Dolly)

Supporting cast

  • Catherine Zeta-Jones as Rose Winters
  • Mark Gatiss as Col. Theakes
  • Emily Atack as Daphne
  • Felicity Montagu as Mrs Elizabeth Mainwaring
  • Ian Lavender as Brigadier Pritchard
  • Holli Dempsey as Vera
  • Oliver Tobias

External links

Dad's Army

Dad's Army (1971)Dad's Army (2016)


Captain MainwaringSergeant WilsonLance-Corporal JonesPrivate WalkerPrivate PikePrivate FrazerPrivate GodfreyWarden HodgesMavis PikeRev. Timothy FarthingMr YeatmanMrs Fox

Catherine Zeta-Jones films

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