A TRAILER for what promises to be this summer’s must see rom-com movie by Cheshire screenwriter Tim Firth features scenes in Chester.
Alvanley-based Mr Firth’s movie The Wedding Video – released on August 17 – stars young British comedians Rufus Hound and Robert Webb as well as veteran actress Miriam Margolyes.
Many scenes were shot in Chester last summer including at the races and in the city centre.
The trailer shows scenes outside The Coach House pub in Town Hall Square and in a Northgate Street kebab shop.
Tim, who is overjoyed the film has been given a nationwide release, said: “I’m proud of the film and that always make it easier.
“If you feel proud of what it’s achieved comedically you want it to be out there in front of people because there is no guarantee it will be released.”
The Wedding Video sees the resurrection of a successful partnership because its director Nigel Cole directed the blockbuster movie Calendar Girls which Tim co-wrote.
Rufus plays brother and best man to groom Tim, portrayed by Webb, in the satirical slant on English society weddings.
The action centres around a family’s desire to impress their contemporaries by laying on the best Cheshire wedding that money can buy for daughter Saskia, played by rising star Lucy Punch.
Rufus Hound’s character is away travelling when his brother rings to ask him to be his best man. His gift is to make the wedding video, with hilarious results.
Tim had been trying to write a wedding comedy set in Cheshire on and off for eight years, highlighting the enormous pressure on couples to shell out for ‘ridiculous amounts of crap’.
Tim’s financial backers funded the successful Inbetweeners Movie based on the Channel 4 comedy series.