Six Minutes to Midnight is an upcoming war drama film directed by Andy Goddard from a screenplay by Goddard, Celyn Jones and Eddie Izzard. The film will star Eddie Izzard as Thomas Fisher, with Judi Dench, Carla Juri, James D'Arcy and Jim Broadbent in supporting roles.
Eddie Izzard finished co-writing his first script with Celyn Jones with a setting of the Second World War, taking place in Bexhill-on-Sea where Izzard grew up. Eddie Izzard's former girlfriend, Sarah Townsend was originally set to direct the film following previous collaborations on documentaries with Izzard. However, it was announced that the director would be Andy Goddard, who is known for his work on Downton Abbey. The same day, Judi Dench was cast as the headmistress. Principal photography began in July, 2018 and ran for six weeks, shooting in Wales and various locations around the UK.
It was scheduled to be released in the United Kingdom on 29 May 2020, however it was pulled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. IFC Films will distribute the film in the United States.
Thomas Miller (Eddie Izzard), a school teacher is sent to a finishing school on the south coast of England only to find out that among his students are daughters of the Nazi High Command.
Six Minutes to Midnight
Directed by Andy Goddard
Produced by Ade Shannon, Andy Evans, Sarah Townsend, Sean Marley
Written by Andy Goddard, Celyn Jones, Eddie Izzard
Starring Judi Dench, Eddie Izzard, James D'Arcy, Jim Broadbent
Music by Marc Streitenfeld
Cinematography : Chris Seager
Edited by Mike Jones
Production companies : Mad as Birds, West Madison Entertainment
Photos : Copyright IFC Films