1hr 35mins
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’.

The railway scene opens with this rare glimpse of the frontage to Weybourne station
Lena Headey and pupils on the platform at Weybourne
The train arrives with an ex-LMS 0-6-0 ‘Jinty’ Tank on the front. It is No.47383 but we see very little of it in the film.
Ethan Hawke runs to board the train just prior to its departure