Escape from Pretoria (2020)
Tuesday 18th February 2020
From the incredible true story of Tim Jenkin's imprisonment and escape in Apartheid-era South Africa, Escape from Pretoria, released on DVD and Blu-ray 27th April 2020 from Signature Entertainment, is a super tense prison break thriller.
Daniel Radcliffe stars as Tim Jenkin, a real-life ANC activist who was branded a terrorist and imprisoned - in South Africa's maximum-security Pretoria prison in the late 1970's during Apartheid. Along with two fellow freedom fighters, played by Daniel Webber (The Punisher, The Dirt) and Mark Leonard Winter (The Dressmaker) Tim made a complex and daring escape 18 months into his incarceration using handcrafted wooden keys. The ingenious escape attempt happened 40 years ago on 11th December 1979.
Escape from Pretoria, based on the biography by Tim Jenkin, also stars Ian Hart (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone) and Stephen Hunter (The Hobbit Trilogy). Directed and co-written by Francis Annan and produced by Jackie Sheppard (Africa United), Mark Blaney (Africa United) and David Barron (Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella, Harry Potter).
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