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The Halcyon

March 20th 2017 | Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Starring two of the UK’s most acclaimed actors, Steven Mackintosh (Luther, The Sweeney, Inside Men) and Olivia Williams (Anna Karenina, Hyde Park On Hudson, The Sixth Sense), lavish 1940s drama The Halcyon is out on DVD on March 20th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The eight-part series, which aired on ITV, tells of a bustling five-star hotel at the centre of London society and a world at war.

The Halcyon is a drama set during World War II that tells the story of a bustling and glamorous five-star hotel at the centre of London society. Set to a soundtrack of the era, it shows London life and the impact of war on families, politics, relationships and work across every social class. The Halcyon reveals how war permeates everyone’s lives from the glamorous guests to its loyal, hard-working staff watched from within by an American journalist.

Created by Charlotte Jones (Trust Me) and lead series writer Jack Lothian (Doc Martin, Harry Price: Ghosthunters), The Halcyon also stars Kara Tointon (Mr Selfridge, Sound Of Music Live), Alex Jennings (The Lady In The Van, The Queen), Matt Ryan (Constantine, Arrow), Hermione Corfield (Knights Of The Roundtable: King Arthur, Pride and Prejudice And Zombies) and Mark Benton (Eddie The Eagle, Waterloo Road).

Also, multi award-winning singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum has written two songs for the show, plus singer Beverley Knight makes a guest appearance, performing at the CafeĢ De Paris.

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