GB / US
Dir: Stephen Gyllenhaal
Starring: Jeremy Irons and Sinéad Cusack
The story of an anguished English-born Pittsburgh high school teacher in 1974 going through a reassessment of his life
This mystery drama film was based on Graham Swift’s 1983 novel of the same name. It includes some scenes filmed on the North Norfolk Railway, one of which sees Lena Headey and Ethan Hawke have hot, swift, sex in a compartment! The train is hauled by ex-LMS Class 3F ‘Jinty’ 0-6-0T No.47383. The locomotive is owned by the Manchester Rail Travel Society and was on loan from the Severn Valley Railway. The station in these scenes is Weybourne, which masquerades as ‘Hockwell’.