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‘The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry’: watch the first trailer for the film

The first trailer and poster for ‘The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry’ have been released by Entertainment One.

Based on the bestselling book of the same name by award winning author Rachel Joyce, who also wrote the screenplay, the film is directed by BAFTA winner Hettie Macdonald (‘Howards End’, ‘Normal People’).

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Credit: Entertainment One

‘The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry’ tells the story of a man who leaves his seaside town in South Devon to deliver a message to an old friend. Harold Fry was never meant to be a hero. He’s an unremarkable man who has failed at all the important things: being a husband, a father and a friend. Now, well into his 60s, he is content to fade quietly into the background of life.

But when Harold learns his friend Queenie is dying, he is moved to act. He leaves home, walking to the post box to send her a letter, until he realises a letter is not enough. In that moment Harold decides to keep walking, all the way to her hospice, some 500 miles away in Berwick-upon-Tweed: as long as he walks, Queenie must live. Surprising himself as much as his wife Maureen, Harold embarks on a walk of hope, determined to travel the length of England to save his friend.

The film stars Jim Broadbent as Harold and Penelope Wilton as his wife Maureen.

‘The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry’ will be in cinemas in the UK and Ireland April 28th 2023

Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Pip is the Editor of Entertainment Focus and the Managing Director of agency Piñata Media.

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