Sam Miller directs upcoming BBC drama Danny Boy

HunkyDory's Sam Miller is putting the finishing touches to brand new feature length drama 'Danny Boy'.

The film tells the story of real-life soldier Brian Wood, played by Anthony Boyle (Ordeal By Innocence, The Plot Against America), accused of war crimes in Iraq by the human rights lawyer Phil Shiner, played by Toby Jones (Marvellous, Detectorists).

The two men go head to head in a legal and moral conflict that takes us from the battlefield - at so-called Checkpoint Danny Boy - to the courtroom, and one of Britain’s biggest ever public inquiries, the Al-Sweady Inquiry.

Sam said of the project: “I’m very excited to be telling this story featuring the Battle of Danny Boy and the subsequent fallout, both personally and politically, for Brian and others.

"The film is a candid and subtle delve into a troubled sequence in recent history that sets up an undertow threatening all those involved. The intimate questions raised about the nature of soldiering and the political ramifications are never more prescient.”

Danny Boy will be broadcast this summer on BBC Two.

24.02.2021