First image of The Railway Children Return released to mark the end of production. Yorkshire News

A first-look picture of The Railway Children Return, with Sheridan Smith appearing as Annie (second from left) and Jenny Agutter reprising her role as Roberta Waterbury (right)

The photo from The Railway Children Return, released to mark the end of the production, shows Jenny Agutter reprising her role as Roberta “Bobbie” Waterbury more than 50 years after the original film.

Sheridan Smith appears as Annie and is joined by young stars Beau Gadsdon, KJ Aikens, Eden Hamilton, Austin Haynes and Zac Cudby.

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John Bradley, who played Samwell Tarly in the HBO fantasy epic Game Of Thrones, also joins the cast in a supporting role.

It has been filmed in key locations from the original film, including Oakworth Station in Haworth, West Yorkshire and the nearby Bronte parsonage. Also included is the Keighley & Worth Valley Railroad from the original film.

The Railway Children, based on a book written by E Nesbit in 1906, told the story of a mother and her three children who move to the Yorkshire countryside after their father is falsely imprisoned.

The film, released in 1970, also starred Dinah Sheridan, Bernard Cribbins, Sally Thomsett, and Gary Warren.

The new film is directed by Morgan Matthew and written by Danny Brocklehurst, and also stars Sir Tom Courtenay.

The Railway Children Return opens in UK theaters on April 1, 2022.

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This notice was published: 2021-06-24 18:14:11

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