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Iranian Embassy siege thriller 6 Days begins shooting

Story by Jack Foley

6 DAYS, an action thriller depicting the 1980 siege of the Iranian Embassy in London, has started shooting in New Zealand.

Starring Jamie Bell (Fantastic Four, Jumper, HBO’s Turn), Mark Strong (The Imitation Game, Kingsman: The Secret Service) and Abbie Cornish (Bright Star, Limitless), the film is being directed by Toa Fraser (The Dead Lands, Dean Spanley).

An official New Zealand/UK co-production, the New Zealand shoot will finish late July, with shooting to continue in August in London.

6 Days is based on the actual events of April 1980 when six armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy at London’s Princes Gate, taking 26 people hostage. Six days of tense stand-off ensued as a group of highly trained soldiers from Britain’s Special Air Service (SAS) prepared to raid the building.

Producer Matthew Metcalfe describes the film as “a tense action/thriller that will tell the story of one of the most audacious and incredible special forces raids of all time”.

He added that “GFC is incredibly proud to be telling this story and is thankful for all the support it has received from those who participated in the real events”.

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  1. Hi, i was Rustys girlfriend at the time of the seige and went on to marry him. I divorced him after 30 yrs of marriage and two sons.I remember the seige well and even got to wear the clothing, including gas mask after.I am interested to see how this film turns out as i know the story inside outas i was involved in a way.

    Alison Firmin    Jul 1    #