NINE BAFTA nominations for war movie shot on Salisbury Plain

1917 Movie Official Trailer Still

Published at 11:20am 7th January 2020. (Updated at 1:06pm 13th January 2020)

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Sam Mendes' First World War drama, 1917, is in line for more success.

The film, produced by Steven Spielberg, tells the story of two young British soldiers racing across the Western Front to deliver an urgent message.

It's impressed judges at the British Academy Film Awards earning nine nominations including Best Film, Director, and Cinematography.

This year's BAFTA ceremony takes place on Sunday 2nd February with the event hosted by Graham Norton.

SALISBURY PLAIN - A MOVIE LOCATION

Planning permission was given to turn part of Salisbury Plain into a film set for 35 weeks last year.

World War One trenches and a French farm were built near Tilshead,

1917 Universal pictures
Filming took place last summer.

The movie also features hundreds of local people as extras after a casting call for men age 16-35 was held last year at Salisbury City Hall.

1917 Universal Pictures filming
Part of the film was shot on Salisbury Plain with local men used as extras.

SUCCESS ALREADY

1917 has already won two Golden Globes, including Best Picture Drama and Best Director.

WHEN CAN I SEE 1917?

The film is out in cinemas this Friday (10th January).

It's already been given rave reviews in America where it's been released already.

It's notched up the same IMDB rating as war epic Saving Private Ryan - 8.6.

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