Funny Cow premieres in Sheffield

Maxine Peake Tony Pitts

It’s not often we get a world premiere in my home town but last week the cinema circus came to town for the launch of Funny Cow.  I got a call inviting me down to the Showroom Cinema to photograph the event. It was more low-key cool than red carpet glamour but all the stars had turned out for the night, including lead Maxine Peak and screenplay writer Tony Pitts. Tony is, himself a ‘made in Sheffield’ talent, as is Richard Hawley, who wrote the music and performed in Funny Cow.  Other well-known faces joining the party, Corinne Bailey Rae who plays Coffee in the film and Manchester’s finest, Johnny Marr. Sadly, I couldn’t stay for the film or the after-show as I had to disappear to tag and turn around the pictures ready for syndication. I have to say though, they were a lovely bunch, it was a privilege to be there and an added bonus to catch up with Johnny Marr. I really hope the film does well – so far the reviews are looking good…

Johnny Marr, Richard Hawley, Danny Hawley Tony Pitts, Maxine Peake Mark Vennis Kevin Proctor Corinne Bailey Rae

Tony Pitts, Richard Hawley Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr Maxine Peake

Corinne Bailey Rae

Sophie Rundle

Maxine Peake,Max Beesley , Tony Pitts

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