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Lenny Abrahamson shoots The Little Stranger

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- Domhnall Gleeson, Charlotte Rampling and Ruth Wilson star in the ghost story, which has commenced principal photography at UK locations

Lenny Abrahamson shoots The Little Stranger
Director Lenny Abrahamson

Lenny Abrahamson has commenced principal photography at UK locations on The Little Stranger [+see also:
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. Adapted by BAFTA nominee Lucinda Coxon (The Danish Girl [+see also:
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) from the bestselling novel by Sarah Waters, the film is a ghost story that tells the tale of Dr Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long, hot summer of 1948, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. The hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries. But it is now in decline, and its inhabitants – mother, son and daughter – are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life.

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The cast includes Domhnall Gleeson, who shot to prominence the world over with his starring turns in Ex Machina [+see also:
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 and Brooklyn [+see also:
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, veteran actress Charlotte Rampling, last seen in The Sense of an Ending [+see also:
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Ruth Wilson, a Golden Globe winner for television’s The Affair, and Will Poulter, the winner of the 2014 BAFTA Rising Star Award.

The film is being produced by Gail Egan (The Constant Gardener [+see also:
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), Andrea Calderwood (The Last King of Scotland [+see also:
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) and Ed Guiney (Room [+see also:
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), and executive-produced by Cameron McCracken for PathéDaniel Battsek for Film4 (UK), Andrew Lowe for Element Pictures (Ireland/UK), Celine Haddad for the Irish Film Board and Tim O’Shea for Ingenious (UK). 

Pathé will distribute the film in the UK, France and Switzerland. Focus Features (US) acquired the film from Pathé International for distribution throughout the rest of the world. Focus will release the film domestically and Universal Pictures International will distribute in non-Pathé territories.

The Little Stranger is a Focus Features, Pathé and Film4 presentation in association with Ingenious Media and the Irish Film Board. It is being produced by Potboiler (UK), in association with Element Pictures. 

Abrahamson is one of the most feted filmmakers in Irish film history. He made his feature debut with Adam & Paul (2004), which earned him the IFTA for Best Director, besides several other wins and nominations. Garage [+see also:
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 (2007) confirmed his position as one of world cinema’s most exciting talents, and the film won four IFTAs, including Best Director, the CICAE Award at Cannes, the Coup de Coeur at Dinard and many more around the globe. What Richard Did [+see also:
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 (2012) continued in the same vein, winning five IFTAs, including Best Director, and many more accolades. Similarly, Frank [+see also:
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(2014) garnered huge acclaim, including three IFTAs. Room (2015), with its Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe wins and nominations, and a total of 102 international awards, established him as one of the top global filmmakers working today.

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