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When Hollywood comes to Guernsey

Last night, Guernsey hosted a gala event to celebrate the big-screen adaptation of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, ahead of its release in cinemas on April 20th 2018.

Directed by Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) and based on the best-selling and much loved novel by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society sees Lily James (Downtown Abbey, Cinderella) play 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 in WWII. The film also stars Michiel Huisman (The Age of Adaline), Glen Powell (Everybody Wants Some, Hidden Figures), Matthew Goode (The Imitation Game, Downton Abbey), Jessica Brown Findlay (Victor Frankenstein, Downton Abbey) and Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, The Boat That Rocked) with Tom Courtenay (45 Years, Doctor Zhivago) and Penelope Wilton (The BFG, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel).

Beau Sejour rolled out the red carpet for a black-tie reception and gala screening of the film, with Mary Ann Shaffer's daughter Liz Froneberger in attendance (on behalf of her late mother). See some of the pictures below







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