Rafe Spall to film Denmark this autumn

Rafe Spall Rafe Spall is gearing up for an autumn shoot on Denmark, a feature which will film in Wales and Denmark.

Spall plays Herb, a Welshman whose life is a mess – he’s lost his welfare, can’t hold down a job and lives mainly on beer and mushy peas.

When he hears that prisoners in Denmark have a life of relative luxury compared to his, with accessible healthcare, TVs and the quiet of the countryside, he forms a bizarre plan to go to Denmark and try to get himself arrested.

Denmark is produced by Ed Talfan and David Aukin, with Adrian Shergold directing from Jeff Murphy’s screenplay. Joe Oppenheimer of BBC Films executive produces.

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Spall is coming to the project off the back of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which recently wrapped filming in the UK and Hawaii. Talfan has been filming Apostle in south Wales with Dan Stevens and Michael Sheen.

Rafe Spall photo via Getty Images Ent/David M Benett.


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