Hampstead — U.S. Trailer

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added: Fri, May 10th '19

An American widow living in London strikes up a friendship with a brooding Irish recluse in this old-fashioned British romantic dramedy, in which Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson star as the unlikely couple.

Directed by English director Joel Hopkins (Last Chance Harvey, The Love Punch), "Hampstead" sees Gleeson as Donald, a cranky, yet lovable hermit who lives in a makeshift shack, fights to keep his home when city officials threatened to evict him from a woodland public space. Emily, an American widow (Keaton), learns of Donald's story and decides to get involved. In doing so, she sparks up a relationship with the gruff recluse.

Co-starring James Norton, Lesley Manville, Jason Watkins, and Phil Davis, the lighthearted dramedy is loosely inspired by the true story of Harry 'the Hermit' Hallowes, an elderly Irishman who, under squatters' rights, was able to win legal ownership to a small piece of forest land in London's Hampstead Heath in 2007.

"Hampstead" was released in the U.K. back in 2017, but is coming to the states in theaters and VOD on June 14th. Watch the U.S. trailer, above.

synopsis:
Though Emily (Diane Keaton) and Donald (Brendan Gleeson) live in the same idyllic London neighborhood of Hampstead, the worlds they inhabit could not be more different. She is an American widow occupying a posh apartment she can no longer afford and filling her time with charity work as she struggles to figure out a next step. He is a gruff Irish loner who lives off the land in a makeshift cabin and wants nothing more than to be left in peace. When his home is threatened by greedy real estate developers, Emily believes she has found her new cause-but gets more than she bargained for when unexpected romance blossoms. Based on an inspiring true story, Hampstead is a buoyant, sparklingly witty tale of two underdogs who took on the system and showed a nation that heart is where the home is.

 

directed by   Joel Hopkins

starring   Diane Keaton, Brendan Gleeson, James Norton, Lesley Manville, Jason Watkins, Phil Davis

release date   June 14, 2019 (in theaters and on VOD, U.S.)

 
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