The Railway Children Return – sequel announced

13 May 2021
Jenny Agutter set to resume her role from the original 1970 film, in this follow-up to the ever-popular classic British film.


Studiocanal has announced the start of principal photography on The Railway Children Return, revealing that BAFTA & Emmy Award-winning Jenny Agutter will resume her role from the original The Railway Children. Expected to reach UK cinemas on April 1, 2022, BAFTA-winning Sheridan Smith, Academy Award nominee and BAFTA-winning Tom Courtenay and a new generation of Railway Children will star.

Shooting began on location in the UK on May 10. BAFTA-winning Director, Morgan Matthews (X+Y) is shooting in key locations from the original film to include Oakworth Station, Haworth, and The Bronte Parsonage. The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway from the original film will also feature.

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Written by BAFTA-winning Danny Brocklehurst and produced by BAFTA and award-winning Jemma Rodgers for Studiocanal, the film is inspired by one of the most iconic British family films of all time. Expected to be an enchanting adventure for a new generation, the film hopes to bring a contemporary sensibility to a classic story, combining a British cast with stunning locations.

The Railway Children Return hopes to take audiences on an exciting and heart-warming journey, in which a group of children are evacuated to a Yorkshire village during World War II, where they encounter a young soldier, who like them, is far away from home.



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