Fish Without Bicycles Casting Update Sees John Nettles & Gemma Jones On Board
Acting legends John Nettles and Gemma Jones have become the latest names to sign up for David Tennant's latest film project, the Daisy Aitkens' romantic comedy, Fish Without Bicycles.
John Nettles will take over the role of Simon Miller from the previously announced Richard Wilson, who has sadly been suffering health problems. Gemma Jones will play the part of Sue Miller.
John, who is best known for the long running detective series Bergerac and the huge ITV hit Midsomer Murders, can currently be seen as Ray Penvenen in BBC One's epic Sunday night drama Poldark whilst Gemma who has also enjoyed an illustrious career on stage and screen can be seen in cinemas as Bridget Jones' mother in the eagerly awaited film, Bridget Jones's Baby.
Fish Without Bicycles is written and directed by Daisy and produced by Bad Penny Productions. It tells the story of two women’s differing experiences with pregnancy. One is a 40-year-old magistrate, the other a carefree party girl. The twist is that they are in a relationship with each other.
David will be taking on the role of the couple’s neighbour John, an obnoxious Scot, who is responsible for one of the pregnancies.
Talking of the project he said: "Daisy Aitkens has written a brilliant, funny, surprising and moving script and I am delighted that she has asked me to be in her first feature - as she is clearly going to be making many many more and I want to be in all of them. And I am very pleased to be working with Bad Penny again, a company that represents all that is good and exciting in young British filmmaking."
The film will be a family affair with David's wife Georgia acting as a producer alongside Mad To Be Normal's Phin Glynn and Harriet Hammond and Georgia's father Peter Davison also on the cast.
Other confirmed cast include Lucy Punch, Faye Marsay, Nina Sosanya, Ingrid Oliver and Lucy Glynn.
Official Film Synopsis:
A determined career woman fights for her idea of the perfect family. Being a lesbian won’t stop her, neither will being 40, but when her wayward girlfriend falls pregnant after a drunken one night stand – she may have pause for thought. That she herself is pregnant can only make matters more complicated. She has 9 months to decide if family can really be this crowded.
Keep up to date on the latest news on the film in our Fish Without Bicycles section here.