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Watch the new trailer for Stephen Fry’s The Hippopotamus


Directed by John Jencks (The Fold), The Hippopotamus tells the story of disgraced poet Ted Wallace (Roger Allam) who is summoned to his friends Lord and Lady Loganʼs (Matthew Modine & Fiona Shaw) country manor, Swafford Hall, to investigate a series of unexplained miracle healings.

Ted tracks down the perpetrator of the phenomena, fifteen-year-old David Logan (Tommy Knight), whose parents believe he has healing hands.

Unaware that David is using some unorthodox methods, the Logans are set on sharing their son’s gift with the world. With a poet’s passion for the truth, Ted hurries to debunk the miracles and save a young man from a lifetime of embarrassment.

Roger Allam (Lady in the Van, Endeavour) leads an all star British cast including Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter), Emily Berrington (The White Queen, The Inbetweeners 2), Tim McInnerny (Notting Hill, Game of Thrones), Geraldine Sommerville (Harry Potter, My Week with Marilyn) and Tommy Knight (Victoria). American leading man, Matthew Modine rounds out the cast as Lord Logan.

The film is in UK cinemas from 2nd June 2017, With a very special nationwide live Q&A screening on 28 May at The Hay Festival with Stephen Fry and cast.

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