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DEF LEPPARD Film First Performance Since 2019 In ENGLAND For New Movie (Photos)

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Def Leppard returned to the UK last weekend to film a live performance appearance in an upcoming UK based movie.

The footage was shot in a film studio in Burnley, England last weekend.

The film titled 'The Bank Of Dave' is based on the life of businessman David Fishwick from Burnley and the opening of his bank Burnley Savings & Loans Ltd.

It features Rory Kinnear (son of Roy from Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory...) playing the role of David along with Phoebe Dynevor and Joel Fry.

The timing of this appearance may explain why Rick moved his art exhibitions to next weekend as he was scheduled to be in Florida on the same day as filming.

The band performed an unknown number of songs on Saturday 5th March.

They pretended to be performing an outdoor concert using a typical outdoor festival style stage that was actually located inside a large film studio (as seen in the pics if you look closely).

The usual concert video screen was set up behind Rick's drum kit.

Given the film is said to be a romantic comedy it's difficult to see the band taking any major role in the film other than short performance clips.

The film is a comedy drama so theme there may be some clue as to why there is a guy standing near Joe and Phil on the stage. The person looks to be Rory Kinnear, the star of the film, wearing a business suit and holding his arms up.

View two photos from the set below as posted by Tempo Productions including a stage close up view.

The film is expected to be released later in 2022.

Shooting work on the movie is based in Burnley and Leeds and began on 28th February 2022.

NetFlix UK have the rights to show the film upon its release.

First Band Performance Since 2019

Other than the virtual appearance filmed separateley for the A Bowie Celebration show on 8th January this was the first time the five band members had played together on stage since November 2019 in Sacramento, CA.

The last full live show took place on 19th November 2019 in Sacramento, CA.

The next scheduled show is the first date of The Stadium Tour in Atlanta, GA which is now 96 days away.

The last performance in the UK was the Download Festival headline show on 14th June 2019 when the 'Hysteria' album was played in full once again.

First Movie Appearance

This will be the band's first appearance in a movie having previously had their music used in films like Last Action Hero and California Man (Encino Man) as well as Tom Cruise singing 'PSSOM' and 'Rock Of Ages' in 2012's 'Rock Of Ages'.

Joe was asked to appear as an actor in the 1995 film 'When Saturday Comes' which was shot in Sheffield.

His work on 'Slang' prevented this but he did record two original songs for the film including the title track. His first ever songs released as a solo artist even though they featured both Phil and Sav.

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Def Leppard UK 2022 Photos - By Tempo Productions

Bank Of Dave - Film Details

Romantic comedy based on the real life story of Burnley self-made millionaire Dave Fishwick. Stars Rory Kinnear, Joel Fry and Phoebe Dynevor.

Based on the real life story of Burnley's David Fishwick, Bank Of Dave tells of one man who took on the City of London - and won.

Dave Fishwick, a self-made working class millionaire, set up his own community bank in order to help local people and their businesses in the community from which he came.

Engaging the services of young London lawyer Hugh, he took on the financial might of the City of London to win the right to establish the first new British bank in more than 100 years - and won.

Bank Of Dave - Tempo Productions News

Tempo are delighted to announce British stars Joel Fry and Phoebe Dynevor have teamed up with acting stalwart Rory Kinnear in feel good romantic comedy ‘The Bank of Dave’ written by Piers Ashworth and directed by Chris Foggin. Netflix have acquired UK and Irish rights and WME Independent, the international film financing and distribution arm of talent agency WME, will handle the rest of worldwide sales.

The production is located in Burnley and Leeds, UK with photography starting February 2022.

Based on the true-life experiences of Dave Fishwick; ‘The Bank of Dave’ tells the story of how a working class Burnley man and self-made millionaire fought to set up a community bank so that he could help the local businesses of Burnley not only survive, but thrive. In his bid to help his beloved community of Burnley he has to take on the elitist financial institutions of London and fight to receive the first, new banking license to be issued in over 100 years.

Joel Fry (Yesterday, In The Earth, Love Wedding Repeat), who recently starred as one of the leads in the big budget, family movie Cruella, plays young London lawyer Hugh who is hired by Dave to fight his case against the British banking system. Star of Netflix hit Bridgerton, Phoebe Dynevor (The Colour Room) plays feisty local doctor Alexandra. The character of Dave is played by Olivier winner and BAFTA nominee Rory Kinnear (Bond, Penny Dreadful & The Imitation Game).

The script has been written by Piers Ashworth(Save The Cinema, Blithe Spirit) and is being directed by Chris Foggin (Fisherman’s Friends).

Chris Foggin; ‘ I was immediately drawn to this story about the triumph of community, and I’m delighted to be working with such a wonderful cast. I truly believe the world needs films like this ! ’.

The Bank of Dave is a Tempo production, produced by Piers Tempest (Military Wives, Ordinary Love, The Wife) with Matt Williams (Save The Cinema, Last Train to Christmas) and Karl Hall. Ingenious Mediaare funding, in association with Automatik and Spitfire Audio. Jo Bamford, PeterTouche, Hannah Perks, David Fishwick, Katie Lander, Piers Ashworth and Michael Reuter Executive Produce.

Piers Tempest adds ; ‘This is such a great story and I’m delighted to be working with Chris and the team on the film, which I am sure will really resonate with audiences worldwide.’.

Dave Fishwick concludes: “To have a global movie made in Burnley about such an important part of my life, is truly amazing. I was overwhelmed when I was approached with the idea and its incredibly exciting to see the production starting soon.”.

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