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Economy Secretary, Ken Skates has congratulated the production team behind new World War One film, Journey’s End, on the excellent reception it is enjoying from critics and the public alike.

First published:
9 February 2018
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The film which opened in early February is enjoying rave reviews from a wide range of publications including The Times, UK Film Review, Empire and The i. It is the work of production company Fluidity and was filmed in Pinewood Studio in Cardiff with financial support from Welsh Government.

Journey’s End is based on the classic play by R. C. Sherriff and is set in the trenches in 1918. It follows a small group of soldiers as they wait for an enemy offensive and anticipate their imminent death.

The production features a host of household names including Sam Claflin, Paul Bettany, Toby Jones and Asa Butterfield. It was adapted by Simon Reade and directed by Saul Dibb whose previous films include Suite Française, The Duchess and Bullet Boy.

The Economy Secretary said:

“I am delighted that made in Wales production, Journey's End is wowing critics and the public alike, and being heralded as one of the best films about the First World War.

“It is a huge credit to the hard work and creativity of the production team, cast and crew and I would like to congratulate every one involved in its success.

“I  am extremely proud that the Welsh Government is associated with such a first class production and the positive press coverage has been great for promoting Wales’ talented crew, our locations and studio facilities.

“The film is helping to elevate our growing reputation as  a premier production location and I hope we will the opportunity to work with Fluidity again in the future.”