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First Look: Claire Foy and Andrew Garfield in Andy Serkis’ Breathe

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Breathe, starring Golden Globe winner Claire Foy (The Crown, Wolf Hall) and Academy Award nominee Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge, Silence), has been set for a 27th October 2017 release date in the UK and Ireland, by distributor STXinternational.

Andy Serkis’ (Jungle Book, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) feature directorial debut, BREATHE, written by twice Academy Award-nominated writer William Nicholson (Everest, Les Misérables and Gladiator), is an inspirational true story of love without limits.

Handsome, adventurous and brilliant, Robin (Andrew Garfield) has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralysed by polio. Against all advice, Robin’s beautiful wife Diana (Claire Foy) brings him home; where her devotion, intimacy and witty determination transcends his disability and sets him free. Together they refuse to be imprisoned by his suffering; transforming the lives of others with their humour, courage and lust for life. BREATHE is a heart-warming and highly emotional celebration of bravery and human possibility; where deep friendship is rooted in honesty and seeing the funny side of life. A love story about living every breath as though it’s your last.

Based on the incredible true story of producer Jonathan Cavendish’s own parents, BREATHE shows how Robin’s handling of and reaction to his illness, had a huge impact on mobility and access for the disabled.

The supporting cast members include Hugh Bonneville (Paddington and Paddington 2) and Tom Hollander (Jungle Book and The Night Manager) as Robin’s devoted, longtime friends.

The film is produced by Jonathan Cavendish (Bridget Jones’s Diary) for The Imaginarium Studios. Financing is from Silver Reel, BBC Films and the BFI, brokered by Embankment Films.

Phil Robertson executive produces for The Imaginarium, Claudia Blüemhuber and Ian Hutchinson for Silver Reel, Natascha Wharton for BFI and Joe Oppenheimer and Christine Langan for BBC Films.

Breathe opens in UK and Irish cinemas nationwide on 27 October 2017.

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