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Narration from multi award-winning actor Glenda Jackson; Bafta Breakthrough Brit director, Hope Dickson Leach; and a performance from rising star, Ellie Bamber – late film director Alex Mackendrick’s unmade movie Mary Queen of Scots airs on Radio 4 on Saturday 8 December.

The screenplay follows the tragic life of 16th century monarch, Mary Stuart; from exile to reign, to demise, and was developed with Jay Presson-Allen (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Marnie, Cabaret). Originally Mackendrick imagined Mary Queen of Scots as a western, a portrait of a woman trying to survive internecine battles for power between rival clans; but he also described the screenplay as “a gangster study”.

Mackendrick first began the film’s development whilst at Ealing Films in the 1950s, but studio head Michael Balcon vetoed it as “too disrespectful of royalty.” Later, at different points, Mackendrick worked on drafts of the script with Gore Vidal and Anthony Burgess. By 1969 Mary Queen of Scots was due to start production, backed by Universal Studios and with Sandy Lieberson producing. When this was derailed Mackendrick followed a new opportunity in a teaching position at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). Whilst he never completed his final film project Mackendrick will be remembered for pivotal cinematic works including The Ladykillers and Sweet Smell of Success.

For this radio adaptation, director Hope Dickinson Leach and producers Dancing Ledge Productions have collaborated with the film’s intended producer, Sandy Liberson, and the Mackendrick estate. Glenda Jackson narrates, providing a theatrical parallel given her role as Elizabeth I in the 1971 BBC Two television drama series Elizabeth R. Bridging the generations of acting talent, Jackson is joined by stage and screen actor Ellie Bamber in the role of Mary Stuart. The cast for Radio 4’s production also includes Mark Bonnar as Scottish politician William Maitland, Emun Elliot as Bothwell and Kerr, and as Darnley, Edward Holcroft.
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Ellie Bamber attends the ‘Vent’ Film Screening and Release on November 16, 2018 in London, England.

See the photos by clicking on the thumbnails below.

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The official Facebook page of ‘Extracurricular Activities’ has released the first official images of the movie that will debut in theaters in 2019!

In one of the photos we can see Ellie as Mary Alice Walker and in another we see her dressed as a cheerleader with The Washington High Cheerleading squad.


The stunning Ellie Bamber as Mary Alice Walker


The Washington High Cheerleading squad

Extracurricular Activities is a dark comedy that follows the life of Reagan Collins, a high school student with a killer job after school. He organizes … accidents. When the parents of their classmates become too authoritarian, self-obsessed, or simply inconvenienced, Reagan offers himself to them. For a price. But when seasoned police detective Cliff Dawkins begins to piece together, it’s a battle of reasoning to see if Reagan can keep business up, while the rising body count brings Cliff closer to the truth.

Soon we will have more information and news about the film. Stay tuned!