/News 22.03.19


Earlier this month, the centre of the Adelaide CBD was closed down for 18 hours and transformed into 70s Cape Town for Escape From Pretoria, currently shooting in South Australia.

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, Jungle, The Woman In Black) and Australian actor Daniel Webber (The Dirt, 11.22.63, The Punisher) star as political prisoners and freedom fighters Tim Jenkin and Stephen Lee.

UK actor Ian Hart (Mary, Queen Of Scots, God’s Own Country, Land and Freedom), Mark Leonard Winter (Pine Gap, Cleverman, Balibo) and Nathan Page (Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Underbelly) join the cast.

Based on an extraordinary true story, Escape From Pretoria follows Jenkin and Lee, two white South African twenty-somethings who were branded ‘terrorists’ and imprisoned in 1978 for their involvement in covert anti-apartheid operations for the ANC (African National Congress).

Francis Annan makes his feature film directorial debut from the screenplay he co-penned with LH Adams, based on Tim Jenkin’s autobiography Inside Out: Escape from Pretoria Prison.

Escape from Pretoria is produced by Arclight’s Gary Hamilton and Michelle Krumm and BeaglePug’s David Barron (Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella, Harry Potter, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein), Footprint Films’ Mark Blaney (This is Not A Love Song, Africa United) and Jackie Sheppard (Africa United).

Featured image: Escape From Pretoria (L-R) Daniel Webber as Stephen Lee, Daniel Radcliffe as Tim