Tom (Danny Dyer - The Football Factory, Dead Man Running) is a Family man down on his luck and being seduced by a client at work with promises of a 'more exciting life'. On his way home one night he is attacked by a gang of hoodies who beat him to within an inch of his life. And then the real nightmare begins.
He falls into a parallel world where he lives five other lives, including a Rock Star, a homeless person, a boxer and also the hoodie that attacked him. With each 'life' representing his deepest desires and his darkest fears, Tom must fight for his life in order to get home....
Also starring Kate Ashfield (Shaun of the Dead), Martin Compston (The Disappearance of Alice Creed) and Craig Conway (Doomsday, The Tournament), 7 Lives is a cutting-edge and thrilling ride into the lives of others that will leave you breathless.
DANNY DYER (TOM)
Danny Dyer is one of Britain's most popular and well-loved young actors, known for his London cockney charm. Born and raised in London's East End, Danny received his first big break at 16 when an agent spotted him at his local school and asked him to audition for the role of Martin Fletcher in Prime Suspect 3 (1993).
His first major film breakthrough came with his role as Moff in Human Traffic (1999). Since then he has starred in four other films by the critically acclaimed British director Nick Love; Goodbye Charlie Bright (2001), The Football Factory (2004), The Business (2005) and Outlaw (2007) alongside Sean Bean and Rupert Friend. In 2006, Danny played Steve in Christopher Smith's horror comedy Severance and then went on to star in Straightheads (2007) opposite Gillian Anderson. He appeared as Hayden in the Brit cult hit Adulthood (2008) and worked with BAFTA winning Noel Clarke again in Jake West's Doghouse (2009). Dead Man Running was also released in 2009 with Brenda Blethyn and Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson. Other projects include The Rapture, Devil's Playground, Just for the Record, The Last Seven, Basement, Age of Heroes and the upcoming Deviation.
KATE ASHFIELD (CYNTHIA)
Most recognizable to international audiences for her lead role in Shaun of the Dead, Kate Ashfield is a powerful British actress known for superlative and award winning work in In this Life (BIFA Nomination for Best Actress) Late night Shopping (BIFA Best Actress Award), and countless others. She has been seen in classical and contemporary TV and Film Roles, and she continues to build a varied and exciting list of credits.
MARTIN COMPSTON (RORY)
Martin Compston grew up in Greenock in Scotland and auditioned for a role in a feature film to be made locally - Ken Loach's Sweet Sixteen (2002). He was cast in the lead role and his debut won him the Most Promising Newcomer award at the British Independent Film Awards among many other awards and nominations. Martin then played three seasons as Ewan in the BBC's international hit TV series Monarch of the Glen, while also filming independent features including Niceland (2004) and Tickets (2005), his second collaboration with Ken Loach.
In 2006, Martin starred opposite Shia LaBeouf, Robert Downey Jr and Channing Tatum in the ensemble drama A guide to Recognizing your Saints. He followed this with True North (2007), and Red Road (Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival, 2006) before making two horror-adventure movies, Doomsday (2007) for Neil Marshall, and Red Mist (2008) for Paddy Breathnach. Other recent releases include The Damned United (2009), The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2010) and Ghosted with John Lynch and Art Malik; Four with Kierston Wareing, Craig Conway and Sean Pertwee; Rounding up Donkeys and Soulboy. Martin has recently established his own production company Kickabout Films Ltd to develop short and feature film projects fresh from Scotland.
CRAIG CONWAY (KEITH)
Craig Conway was born in 1975 in South Shields, Tyne & Wear. He has appeared in a number of stage plays and British television series in addition to his film work and is probably best known for his roles in the Neil Marshal films Dog Soldiers, The Descent and Doomsday. Craig has recently been seen in The Tournament and The Devil's Playground and is set to star in the forthcoming The 4th Reich. His TV credits include Wire in the Blood and Our Friends in the North.
ANNA SKELLERN (FELICITY)
Born in Australia in 1985, Anna is best known for her role in the horror film The Descent Part 2. Anna played the role of the babysitter, Kelly, for BBC1's award-winning, partly-improvised comedy Outnumbered and recently spent time in Africa filming the lead role in the feature thriller Siren. She also plays Jo in the TV series A Passionate Woman.
MARY STOCKLEY (MICHELLE)
Prior to studying Drama at University, Mary began training with the National Youth Music Theatre, performing in London, Edinburgh and Japan. She made her professional stage debut in the West End production of Oliver. She has subsequently appeared in many successful theatre and television productions. Her TV work includes Family Affairs (Channel 5), Miss Marple (ITV) and Persuasion (ITV).
Mary is perhaps best known for her film role as Ruth in V for Vendetta, but has appeared in other films such as Pierrepoint and Artefacts and will soon be seen in the upcoming Hammer production, The Woman in Black alongside Daniel Radcliffe.
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UK PREMIERE – GENESIS MILE END
October 7th 2011 at 8.30pm
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7 Lives will be playing in the following cinemas from October 7th;
Apollo Piccadilly Circus