Start of Photography on Cecelia Ahern’s THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES
Tamzin Merchant and Tom Wlaschiha are starring in the lead roles
Since last week, Oxford and London have been the setting for a sweeping romantic comedy: From the start of May until the end of June the shooting of THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES takes place in these beautiful and vibrant locations. A great ensemble cast of international actors will star in the production by Tele München Group and Gate Film Ltd.
The English language miniseries is an adaptation of Cecelia Ahern’s fifth novel THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES, which was an international bestseller and nominated for a British Book Award in the category Most Popular Book. Cecelia Ahern is widely known for her first bestselling novel “P.S. I Love You”, which was turned into a highly successful big screen adaptation. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES is directed by Amit Gupta (“Resistance”, “Jadoo”, “One Crazy Thing”).
The lead roles are played by Tamzin Merchant (“The Tudors”, “Salem”) as Joyce and Tom Wlaschiha (“Game of Thrones”, “Rush”) as Justin. The cast is completed by Tessa Mittelstaedt (“Tatort”, “Der blinde Fleck”) as Jenna as well as Paul Bazely (“Pirates of the Caribbean – On Stranger Tides”, “Vanity Fair”) as Frank and James Fleet (“Outlander”, “Mr. Turner”) as Patrick.
Lively Joyce Conway is happy with her life: her boyfriend Conor loves her, she enjoys her job behind the scenes at the local radio station and her relationship to father Patrick could not be better. But everything is turned upside down after she has an accident requiring a blood transfusion. She subsequently wakes up with memories that are not hers. Suddenly the vegetarian likes meat, speaks Italian fluently and has the guts to be in front of a microphone as the presenter of her own radio show. And as if that was not enough to deal with, she stumbles into Justin Beckmann over and over again. The professor of art fights with a personal crisis and has nothing in common with Joyce – or has he? Because every time they meet, they cannot deny the inexplicable attraction between them…
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES is a production by TMG with Gate Film Ltd. The two-part miniseries will be broadcasted on ZDF in Germany and on ORF in Austria. An air date has not been set yet.
Worldwide distribution is handled by TM International. Sonar Entertainment has already secured distribution rights for USA and Canada.