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The Trench

1998: Independent WWI drama and first film directed by acclaimed writer, William Boyd - On the eve of 1916's Battle of Somme, a squad of young British soldiers prepare themselves to go over at dawn (Role: Colin Daventry) Filmed (Nov. 1999) for 8 weeks at Bray Studios. Nominated for 2 British Independent Film Awards (1999). Won Audience Award & Lycéens Jury Prize at Annonay First Films (2000). Released: 17 September 1999 (UK) (France)
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William Boyd on the photos that inspired Sweet Caress

William Boyd: "This was on the set of The Trench. I loved it... All these young lads here are now hugely famous. There’s Danny Dyer, Daniel Craig, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, Cillian Murphy. You’ve got six bona fide film stars in that. I was surrounded by a bunch of unruly young lads but they were all bloody good actors and none of them was well known. I didn’t want any stars in the film. I saw 120 young actors and chose 11."

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From James D'Arcy's instagram: "With James Bond before he became James Bond and our Director, the amaaaazing novelist William Boyd, publicising The Trench in Cannes... #thetrench #danielcraig #williamboyd #cannes #jamesbond"

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Like many of its young cast ages 18-22, The Trench was James' first film. He was one of the ten of the main cast who huddled under sub-zero temperatures in a 50 ft. reconstructed trench in a field in Essex as part of a 24 hour training, which included 2 hours of filling sandbags under "shellfire" and "standingto" for an hour before dawn. They were in their WWI khaki uniforms, puttes, ID tags and steel helmets and had to stay in character throughout, though all the bullets were blanks.

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aw, he's got an oweee...

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