The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society

STUDIOCANAL has released the first official photography from the big-screen adaptation of THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, as principal photography wraps on the British production of Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows’ best-selling novel.

The two images feature the film’s lead actors Lily James (Cinderella, War & Peace) and Michiel Huisman (The Age of Adeline, Game of Thrones).

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society
Lily James plays free-spirited journalist Juliet Ashton, who forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey during WWII.  Juliet’s first contact with the island and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, is with Dawsey Adams, played by Michael Huisman.

Directed by Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) from a script written by Don Roos (Marley & Me, The Opposite of Sex) adapted from the international best-selling novel of the same name, the film also stars Glen Powell (Everybody Wants Some, Hidden Figures), Matthew Goode (The Imitation Game, Downton Abbey), Jessica Brown Findlay (Victor Frankenstein, Downton Abbey) with Tom Courtenay (45 Years, Doctor Zhivago) and Penelope Wilton (The BFG, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel).

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society
Paula Mazur and Mitchell Kaplan from The Mazur/Kaplan Company (The Man Who Invented Christmas) and Graham Broadbent and Pete Czernin from Blueprint Pictures (Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, In Bruges) will produce. STUDIOCANAL is co-financing and will distribute in its own territories, the UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand, selling worldwide.  

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  1. Spectacular cast. I can definitely see these actors in their respective roles. Especially love Jessica as Elizabeth and Michiel as Dawsey, two critical roles. I hope the movie does this wonderful book justice. It’s such a interesting and original story. I look forward to seeing it with my book club and friends.

  2. The moment I finished reading the novel, I hoped it would be made into a film. I was hoping Richard Armitage would play Dawsey but I’m glad I’ll finally see the story come to life. If they manage to bring out its delights, I’ll be very happy!

  3. Loved the book, looking forward to the movie. Was lucky to watch some scenes being filmed while in Clovely!

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