Tiger Bay (1959 film)
Tiger Bay is a 1959 British crime drama film based on the short story "Rodolphe et le Revolver" by Noel Calef. It was directed by J. Lee Thompson, produced by John Hawkesworth, co-written by John Hawkesworth and Shelley Smith, it stars John Mills as a police superintendent investigating a murder. The film was shot on location in the Tiger Bay district of Cardiff, at Newport Transporter Bridge in Newport and at Avonmouth Docks in Bristol, it features many authentic scenes of the children's street culture and the black street culture of the time, along with many dockside shots and scenes in real pubs and the surrounding countryside. It marks a vital transitional moment in the move towards the British New Wave cinema exemplified a few years by A Taste of Honey. In Cardiff, a young Polish sailor named Bronislav Korchinsky returns from his latest voyage to visit his girlfriend Anya. After he finds a woman named Christine living in her apartment, the landlord tells him that he evicted Anya and gives him her new address, the home of a young girl named Gillie Evans, an orphaned tomboy who lives with her Aunt.
Gillie's angelic face hides the fact. She dearly wants a cap gun so she can play "Indians" with the boys in her neighbourhood. Korchinsky arrives shortly. Korchinsky finds Anya in her new flat. Dissatisfied with waiting while he is at sea, she has been seeing another man, a married sportscaster named Barclay; when Korchinsky, furious with jealousy, assaults her, she defends herself with a gun, but he takes the gun from her and shoots her dead. Gillie witnesses the incident through the letter box in the apartment door; when the landlord investigates the noise, Gillie hides in a cupboard, when Korchinsky hides the gun near her, she takes it and runs into her apartment. Barclay arrives to visit Anya, finding her dead flees. A neighbour summons the police. Wanting to keep the gun, Gillie lies to police superintendent Graham about. Korchinsky follows her to a wedding at her church, where she shows the gun to a boy who sings with her in the choir and gives him a bullet. After he takes the gun from her, they become friends and he agrees to take her to sea with him when he flees the country.
He learns that a Venezuelan merchant ship, the Poloma, will leave port the next day, so Gillie leads him to a hiding place in the countryside, where he entertains her by re-enacting his overseas adventures. When the Poloma is due to sail, he persuades Gillie to let him go alone, retrieves his identification papers from Christine, signs on with the ship. Meanwhile, the police investigation of the murder continues, Gillie is reported missing; the mother of Gillie's choir friend finds the bullet Gillie gave him, the boy tells Graham about the gun. Christine brings a photograph of Korchinsky to the police, Barclay admits to owning the gun and having visited Anya's apartment after she had been shot; some picnickers find Gillie at the country hideout and take her to the police, where she continues to lie, identifying Barclay as the murderer. With Barclay as a suspect, she admits to having seen the crime and re-enacts it for Graham at the apartment, but accidentally reveals that she knows the killer is Polish.
She still denies knowing Korchinsky, but Graham drives her to the station at Barry Docks and takes her on a pilot boat to the Poloma as the ship approaches the boundary of territorial waters, three miles from shore. At this point, Gillie is trying to obstruct Graham's progress; when he confronts her and Korchinsky aboard the Poloma, they deny knowing each other. Graham attempts to arrest Korchinsky, but the ship's captain prevents him, saying that his navigation officer has plotted Poloma's position as just outside the three-mile limit, therefore beyond the jurisdiction of the British police. Gillie falls overboard while trying to stow away on the ship in the hope of remaining with Korchinsky. Being the only person to see her fall, Korchinsky ignores the risk of arrest and dives into the water to save her and they are both rescued by the police boat. Korchinsky admits his guilt after Gillie hugs him, Graham commends him for his bravery in saving her. John Mills as Police Superintendent Graham Horst Buchholz as Bronislav Korchinsky, a professional Polish seaman Hayley Mills as Gillie Evans, a wayward young girl Yvonne Mitchell as Anya Haluba, Korchinsky's long-time girlfriend Megs Jenkins as Mrs Phillips, Gillie's aunt.
Anthony Dawson as Barclay, Anya's new boyfriend George Selway as Detective Sergeant Harvey George Pastell as Poloma Captain Paul Stassino as Poloma First Officer Marne Maitland as Dr. Das Meredith Edwards as PC Williams Marianne Stone as Mrs Williams Rachel Thomas as Mrs Parry Brian Hammond as Dai Parry Kenneth Griffith as Choirmaster Eynon Evans as Mr. Morgan Christopher Rhodes as Inspector Bridges Edward Cast as Detective Constable Thomas The film was popular at the box office. 1960 Won BAFTA Film Award – Most Promising Newcomer to Film, Hayley Mills 1960 Nominated BAFTA Film Award – Best British Film, J. Lee Thompson 1960 Nominated BAFTA Film Award – Best British Screenplay, John Hawkesworth and Shelley Smith 1960 Nom
The Sarah Jane Adventures
The Sarah Jane Adventures is a British science fiction television programme, produced by BBC Cymru Wales for CBBC, created by Russell T Davies starring Elisabeth Sladen. The programme is a spin-off of the long-running BBC science fiction programme Doctor Who and is aimed at a younger audience than Doctor Who, it focuses on the adventures of Sarah Jane Smith, an investigative journalist who, as a young woman, had numerous adventures across time and space. The series debuted on BBC One with a 60-minute special, "Invasion of the Bane", on 1 January 2007, broadcast through to 2011, up until Sladen’s death, it was nominated for a British Academy Children's Award in 2008 in the Drama category, for a BAFTA Cymru in 2009 in the Children's Drama category. The programme won a Royal Television Society 2010 award for Best Children's Drama. A full series of ten 25-minute episodes began on 24 September 2007; the first series consisted of five two-part stories, a second series, comprising six two-part stories, began airing on 29 September 2008.
A third series, once again comprising six two-part stories to make a total of twelve episodes, with Russell T Davies serving as executive producer, aired from 15 October 2009 to 20 November 2009. The fourth series was aired from 11 October 2010. An episode of another spin-off series, Sarah Jane's Alien Files, was shown after each of the first episodes of the stories. Filming for three of six two-part serials planned for the fifth series was completed prior to Elisabeth Sladen's death on 19 April 2011. Although some UK media, including the Sun, reported in early May 2011 that production of the series was to continue, the BBC stated explicitly that no further episodes would be filmed; the fifth series was broadcast starting 3 October 2011 on Tuesdays. It finished just two weeks on 18 October 2011. In 2006, Children's BBC expressed an interest in producing a Doctor, their initial idea was "a drama based on the idea of a young Doctor Who", but Russell T Davies vetoed this. "Somehow, the idea of a fourteen year old Doctor, on Gallifrey inventing sonic screwdrivers, takes away from the mystery and intrigue of who he is and where he came from," said Davies.
He suggested instead a series based on the Doctor's former companion Sarah Jane Smith. The character of Sarah Jane Smith, played by Sladen, appeared in Doctor Who from 1973 to 1976, alongside both Jon Pertwee as the Third Doctor and Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor. A pilot episode for another Doctor Who spin-off series, K-9 and Company, made in 1981, featured Sarah Jane and the robot dog K-9. Sarah Jane and K-9 returned to Doctor Who in various media many times over the years, most notably in the 20th anniversary special The Five Doctors, in episodes School Reunion, The Stolen Earth / Journey's End and The End of Time. Sarah Jane is voted the most popular Doctor Who companion by both Doctor Who fans and members of the general public; the prospect of a new television series focusing on Sarah Jane was first rumoured in The Sun in March 2006, prior to the airing of "School Reunion". The fact that a Sarah Jane series was being developed was first confirmed in the BBC's in-house newsletter, Ariel, in early August 2006.
These early rumours were associated with the working title Sarah Jane Investigates. K-9's only appearances in the show's first two series were a cameo in the special and an appearance in the last episode of the first series; this was due to the concurrent development of the independently produced children's series, K-9, which features a remodelled version of K-9 with only indirect nods to Doctor Who. However, in 2009 the robot appeared with the Sarah Jane Adventures cast in a sketch for Comic Relief, K-9 appeared in six episodes of the third series, followed by two more appearances in the fourth series, he did not appear at all in Series 5. Production on the full series began in April 2007. Two of the five two-part stories were scripted by the special's co-writer Gareth Roberts. Bad Girls and New Captain Scarlet writer Phil Ford wrote Phil Gladwin wrote one. Creator and executive producer Russell T Davies was going to write one story but was forced to drop out due to other work commitments. For the Tenth anniversary of the show, an event was held 29 July 2017 at Cardiff University Students' Union, with proceeds going to Ty Hafan Hospice for Children.
A total of £ 6643.35 was raised by the sale of tickets to the merchandise. Members of the cast and crew that took part in the event were Tommy Knight, Anjli Mohindra, Yasmin Paige, Sinead Michael, Mina Anwar, Katy Manning, Paul Marc Davis, Phil Ford, Gary Russell, Joe Lidster, Sam Watts, Richard Wisker, Cheryl Rowlands, Scott Handcock, Brian Miller, John Leeson, Mat Irvine and Chris Johnson; the event was recorded and was released onto DVD and Blu-ray and could be bought through the event's website. In addition to Sladen, the first series of the programme stars Yasmin Paige as Maria Jackson, Sarah Jane's 13-year-old neighbour in Ealing, west London, Tommy Knight as a boy named Luke, adopted by Sarah Jane at the conclusion of the introductory story; the third member of Sarah Jane's young entourage is 14-year-old called Clyde Langer, played by Daniel Anthony, introduced in the first episode of the proper series. Actress Porsha Lawrence Mavour played Maria's friend, Kelsey Harper, in the 2007 New Year's Day special Invasion of the Bane, created before the start of the series.
Maria and her family are written out of the series in the first story of the second series, The Last Sontaran, but Maria and her father return in the second part of T
The Contractor (2007 film)
The Contractor is a 2007 American action film directed by Josef Rusnak starring Wesley Snipes, Eliza Bennett, Lena Headey and Ralph Brown. The film was released on direct-to-DVD in the United States on July 10, 2007. Retired CIA black-ops hitman James Jackson Dial is living his life in seclusion on his ranch in Montana when he is offered the chance to redeem himself by his former employer, Jeremy Collins; some years earlier, Dial had been seconds away from taking down notorious terrorist cell leader Ali Mahmoud Jahar but his carelessness allowed Jahar to escape, marking his assignment as a failure. Now Collins wants Dial to complete his task by assassinating Jahar, captured and is now in the custody of the police in London, England. Provided with a safe house, an assistant, Terry Winchell, Dial is off to London to complete unfinished business. Disguised as a priest, Dial gets into position in a church bell tower across the street from the building that Jahar is being brought into; when Jahar is brought out of the police van, his head is covered by a jacket, leaving Dial without a clean shot.
Not wanting to fail again, Dial patiently waits for his opportunity. Moments from his high vantage point, Dial spots Jahar standing inside the building with his back to the window. Dial grasps the opportunity and shoots through the glass; because of the delay caused by a pair of cops, Winchell is late in bringing the getaway car, this brings attention to them fleeing the scene. After numerous attempts to stop the car, the police open fire; the car, now out of control, comes to injuring Dial. But Dial manages to get out of the crashed car. On the run and bleeding profusely, he makes his way to the safe house, where he meets curious 12-year-old neighbor Emily Day, who lives with her grandmother. Emily helps Dial stop the bleeding. Though Jahar has been eliminated, the assignment is still considered to be failure by Collins because Dial had been filmed fleeing the scene by a security camera. Meanwhile, Collins is being investigated in the USA for running a CIA hit squad, if the truth gets back about Dial and the death of Chief Inspector Andrew Windsor which happens during a shoot-out, Collins will be exposed.
Stopping at nothing to keep his name clean, Collins frames Dial for the murder of the chief inspector though Collins was responsible for his death. Dial, now a wanted man by Collins and the British police, must do whatever it takes to prove his innocence, knowing that Inspector Annette Ballard, Windsor's vengeful daughter, is after him. While Dial is being pursued by Collins and his rogue hit squad, Dial saves the life of Inspector Ballard, who found herself in Collins' cross hairs. Having earned Ballard's trust, Dial is seen by Ballard bidding farewell to young Emily who played a key role in Dial's survival. On, it is shown that Dial sent Emily a letter, along with two tickets to America, to see him and his horse Beauty on his ranch; the last scene shows Dial at the ranch in Montana, watching Beauty run free. Wesley Snipes as James Jackson Dial Eliza Bennett as Emily Day Lena Headey as Inspector Annette Ballard Ralph Brown as Jeremy Collins Charles Dance as Detective Chief Superintendent Andrew Windsor Gemma Jones as Emily's Grandmother Iain Robertson as Cramston Richard Harrington as Terry Mitchell Ryan McCluskey as Purcell John Standing as Sir Anthony Stanimir Stamatov as King Miroslav Emilov as Harris Velizar Binev as Beloit Nikolay Sotirov as Ali Mahmud Jahar Peter Kelly Morgan as Newscaster It is set and filmed in Sofia and Cardiff, South Glamorgan, in the US state of Montana.
The filming lasted for 47 days, from March 31 to May 17 of 2006. DVD was released in Region 1 in the United States on July 10, 2007, Region 2 in the United Kingdom on 6 August 2007, it was distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. About 815,698 DVD units have been sold; the Contractor at AllMovie The Contractor on IMDb
Calon (TV production company)
Calon is the trading name of Mount Stuart Media Ltd, a British animation television production company based in Cardiff, which produced animation series in Welsh for S4C. The company was known as Siriol Animation and Siriol Productions. Calon was set up following the management buy-out from Entertainment Rights of Siriol Productions, when Entertainment Rights moved its head office to London. Most members of staff stayed with Siriol to help re-establish the company as an independent production company. Deal included all rights to current productions and a few older titles such as Hilltop Hospital, but most right to older series were kept with Entertainment Rights; the company employed over 40 people and was a developer of talent in the Welsh animation industry for over 25 years. Calon continued working on award-winning animation production, but expanded into live-action content for the UK and international markets, to co-produce with major networks outside the UK. In July 2010 the company filed for voluntary liquidation when hoped-for investment to expand the company failed to materialise.
Shortly afterwards it was Incorporated into Mount Stuart Media Ltd Two series of Hana's Helpline were produced for Five’s Milkshake block for preschool children in co-production with S4C and German broadcaster ZDF. One series of Igam Ogam was made for S4C, Five, ZDF Enterprises and the Gaelic Media Service on BBC Alba, a puppet series called The Zoo Factor for CBBC. Calon's live action drama credits included Help! I'm a Teenage Outlaw for Nickelodeon. During 2011 ITV asked Calon to create a new sitcom for the channel and is working with The Osmonds on creating a film based around the wild west. Safe House Hotel Help! I'm a Teenage Outlaw Herio'r Ddraig/Challenge the Dragon Big Tatties Hana's Helpline Sali Mali The Zoo Factor Igam Ogam Western Mail U-Chronia Psi-5 Hana's Helpline is a stop-motion animation series for children, about Hana the duck who runs a telephone helpline for animals with problems; the principal voices are provided by Arabella Weir, Jonathan Kydd, Joanna Ruiz, Boyd Clack and Caroline Harker with most of the other voices being provided by children.
There are each 10 minutes long. Its first broadcast was in Wales under the Welsh title Holi Hana, on 2 April 2007, its first English broadcast was on Five on 12 June 2007. It has been broadcast in a selection of other countries - for example it began broadcasting on TVB Pearl, starting 10 May 2007. Books are available from Random House Children's Books from January 2008. A range of character toys was developed by Golden Bear Toys along with the first DVD of the show, released in November 2007. A second compilation was released in Easter 2008. Siriol Productions was founded in 1982 by Mike Young, his wife Liz Young, animator Dave Edwards and producer Robin Lyons and based in Cardiff; the company was created when the three men approached the newly formed Welsh TV channel S4C and secured a commission to produce an animated series of SuperTed. With support from S4C, the partners set up Siriol Animation. SuperTed was a successful with the company winning a prestigious BAFTA award in 1987; the show first aired in 1982 and started airing on S4C in Wales and on the BBC elsewhere in the UK.
It ran for one season and 37 episodes. Following its success with SuperTed, the company was commissioned by S4C to produce another series called Wil Cwac Cwac, based on a series of children's books that were first published in Wales in the early 1930s about a little duckling, always naughty and lives in a farm village with his family and friends; this in turn was followed by further commissions from S4C for half-hour specials created for the animated series Fox Tales. Lyons and Young have been involved in working on a children's stop motion animated series, Fireman Sam in 1987 except it was produced by Prism Art and Design Ltd and Bumper Films. In its early years, the studio worked for S4C, Robin Lyons decided to broaden its customer base and to move into co-productions to form Siriol Productions in 1988. In 1989 Mike Young left the company and moved to America to set up his own company, Mike Young Productions. Young teamed up with Hanna-Barbera to develop a show called Fantastic Max and to create a sequel of SuperTed entitled The Further Adventures of SuperTed.
Siriol moving into co-productions has proved successful, resulting in such productions as The Princess and the Goblin an 80-minute film made with Hungary’s Pannonia Film Studio and Under Milk Wood a 50-minute TV special using the 1950s voice recording by Richard Burton. These productions have enabled Robin Lyons to develop extensive contacts throughout the animation industry, both with broadcasters such as the BBC and ITV, with other leading animation studios. In 1989, together with three other animation studios in France and Belgium formed EVA Entertainment and its co-productions grouping under the EC’s CARTOON programme as part of its MEDIA initiative. EVA was the first grouping company established under this initiative; the group set up co-productions with major European broadcasters with the BBC in Britain, FR3 and Canal+ in France and ZDF and WDR in Germany. It made co-productions with other European partners as well as with American and Canadian co-producers. Within two years, the grouping set up EVA Entertainment.
It was headed up by the former head of co-productions at Goldcrest Films. In 1995, EVA received a substantial private investment and attracted top executives from B
BBC Cymru Wales
BBC Cymru Wales is a division of the BBC, the national broadcaster for Wales. Established in 1964, BBC Cymru Wales is based in Cardiff and directly employs some 1,200 people to produce a range of programmes for television and online services in both English and Welsh. BBC Cymru Wales operates two radio stations. Wales raises some £182 million in licence fee resources. BBC Cymru Wales operates two television services, BBC One Wales and BBC Two Wales, which can opt out of the main network feed of BBC One and BBC Two in London to broadcast regional programming; these two channels broadcast a variety of programmes in English, including the flagship news programme BBC Wales Today which broadcasts several bulletins throughout the day including the main evening programme. In addition to these two channels, BBC Cymru Wales is required to provide programmes in Welsh, which it supplies to the Welsh channel S4C free of charge using the BBC Cymru brand; these programmes include a Welsh news service Newyddion, covering Welsh, general UK and international news, a soap opera Pobol y Cwm, the longest running television soap opera made by the BBC.
BBC Cymru Wales operates two radio stations covering the entire country. BBC Radio Wales is the English language network, broadcasting local programmes for 20 hours a day and simulcasting the BBC World Service during the station's down time. BBC Radio Cymru broadcasts Welsh programmes for the same time covering a wide variety of genres: a branded youth section C2 contributes to this by broadcasting songs from the pop and rock genres. While off air, Radio Cymru simulcasts BBC Radio 5 Live's overnight programme. BBC Cymru Wales operates its own mini-site on BBC Online as well as providing news and features for other areas of BBC Online. In addition, news stories are provided for the BBC Red Button interactive service. BBC Cymru Wales employs a full-time orchestra, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, who give concerts in Cardiff and across Wales; the majority of the orchestra's concerts are recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru. Since January 2009 the administrative base of the NOW has been the BBC Hoddinott Hall, in the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.
The first broadcast in Wales was on 13 February 1923 from the radio station 5WA to become part of the BBC Regional Programme and in 1939 the BBC Home Service. During this time, the region was served from a variety of bases around Wales. During World War II, the regional services all ceased and broadcast the Home Service from London, although some Welsh content was included; the BBC's Bangor base played host to the BBC Variety Department during the war, although this fact was never announced. The first television signals in Wales came on 15 August 1952 from the newly constructed Wenvoe transmitter; the transmitter itself broadcast the national BBC Television service. Wales would gain some significance when, in 1957, the BBC West region from Bristol was established including a daily five-minute news bulletin for Wales, followed five years by the launch of the daily magazine programme, Wales Today; the launch of BBC Wales on 9 February 1964 provided a specific television service for the country.
The new service was promoted with animated promos using the sound of Welsh choirs to explain about interference from the mountains. Two years in 1966, BBC Cymru Wales' new headquarters at Broadcasting House in Cardiff opened and the first colour broadcast for Wales followed in 1970. Following the end of the Second World War, the BBC Home Service continued its regional opt-outs, including an opt-out service for Wales; this opt-out continued after the change from the Home Service to Radio 4 and paved the way for two full-time radio services - BBC Radio Cymru in 1977, followed a year by BBC Radio Wales. Prior to 1982, BBC Cymru Wales on television provided programmes in both English and Welsh, with the news programme Heddiw and the long-running serial Pobol y Cwm figuring among the key output. However, this changed with the launch of S4C on 1 November 1982 as all Welsh-language programming on both the BBC and the ITV contractor HTV was transferred to the new channel; as part of a guaranteed ten hours a week of BBC-produced programming, Pobol y Cwm switched to the new channel while a newly expanded news service, was launched.
Into the late 1990s, BBC Cymru Wales continued to expand their services. The first web pages for Wales began to appear on BBC Online in 1997, including a variety of features surrounding programming, community events and other stories; the following year, BBC Wales gained additional air time through the use of a late prime-time to midnight opt-out from new digital channel BBC Choice. This lasted until opt-outs ended on the channel in 2001; this latter service closed on 2 January 2009 – prior to the digital switchover which would have ceased separate broadcasting on analogue and digital. Expansion in the number of drama productions handled by BBC Cymru Wales since 2011 has resulted in the construction and opening on a new studio centre in Cardiff; the current headquarters of BBC Cymru Wales is located within Broadcasting House, Cardiff. The studio centre was built in 1966 and opened the following year as a purpose built location to house the expanding presence of the BBC in Cardiff; the centre contained studios for the news programmes, radio space including
Killer Elite (film)
Killer Elite is a 2011 British-Australian action thriller film starring Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro. The film is based on the 1991 novel The Feather Men by Sir Ranulph Fiennes and is directed by Gary McKendry. In 1980, mercenaries Danny Bryce, Hunter and Meier are in Mexico to assassinate a man. Danny is shot when he becomes distracted after realizing he has killed the man in front of the target's young child. Affected by this, Danny returns to his native Australia; the following year, Danny is summoned to Oman to meet The Agent. He learns. If Danny does not complete Hunter's mission, Hunter will be executed. Sheikh Amr, a deposed king of a small region of Oman, wants Danny to kill three former SAS troopers—Steven Harris, Steven Cregg, Simon McCann —for killing his three eldest sons during the Dhofar Rebellion. Danny must videotape their confessions and make their deaths look like accidents, all before the terminally ill sheikh dies; this will allow Bakhait, to regain control of his father's desert region.
Davies and Meier agree to help Danny for a share of the money. Danny and Meier sneak into Harris's house. After Harris confesses on videotape, they take him to the bathroom, intending to make it look like he slipped and hit his head. However, Harris's girlfriend knocks on the door. While Harris and Meier are distracted, Harris attempts to break free. In England, Davies questions bar patrons about former SAS members; this is reported to a secret society of former operatives protecting their own. Their head enforcer, Spike Logan, is sent to investigate. Davies discovers Cregg preparing for a long nighttime march in wintry weather on the Brecon Beacons mountain range. Danny infiltrates the base, disguised in uniform, drugs Cregg's coffee. Danny follows Cregg on the march and makes him confess before the drug sends him into shock to die of hypothermia. For their last target, their plan is to crash a remote-controlled truck into McCann's car. With the help of the inexperienced Jake, Meier kills McCann.
A gunfight ensues, Jake accidentally kills Meier. Danny and Davies part ways. Davies is tracked down by Logan's men, is hit by a truck and killed while trying to escape. Danny gives the sheikh the last confession, which he has faked. Hunter is released, while Danny heads back to Australia and reunites with Anne, a childhood acquaintance. Soon, he is informed by the Agent that there is one last man who participated in the sheikh's sons' murders and that this man, Ranulph Fiennes, is about to release a book about his experiences in the SAS. Danny sends Anne to France; the sheikh's son confirms. Logan, traces Danny through the Agent and sends a team to protect the author, but Jake distracts them, allowing Danny to shoot Fiennes, he only wounds the man, taking pictures that appear to show him dead. Logan captures Danny, taking him to an abandoned warehouse, but a government agent arrives and reveals that the British government is behind the events because of the sheikh's valuable oil reserves. A three-way battle ensues, with Danny Logan shooting the government agent.
In Paris, the Agent tries to kidnap Anne for ransom, but Hunter beats the henchman and shoots the Agent in the leg. Hunter spares his life. Danny and Hunter head to Oman to give the sheikh the pictures. However, Logan arrives first, tells the sheikh the pictures are fake and stabs him to death; the sheikh's son does not care. Hunter spots Logan leaving, they chase after him, along with the sheikh's men. After stopping the sheikh's men and Hunter confront Logan on a desert road. Hunter takes some of the money for his family, they leave the remainder, telling Logan that he will need it to start a new life after killing the government agent and acting against the wishes of the Feather Men and the British government. Danny says that Logan must make up his own mind what to do. Danny reunites with Anne; the Internet Movie Database cites a number of locations used for filming. Filming began at Docklands Studios Melbourne in May 2010. In July 2010, Jason Statham's scenes were shot at the Brecon Beacons in Wales.
Robert De Niro filmed a scene in Melbourne's Spring Street set in 1970s Paris. The scene of McCann's death by tanker truck was filmed on Melbourne; the final scene was filmed on Little Collins Street in Melbourne. Some London scenes were filmed in Cardiff—in July 2010, De Niro and Statham were seen filming outside The Promised Land Bar on Windsor Place. Other scenes shot in Cardiff were on Windsor Place, showing the City United Reformed Church, Buffalo bar and various small business buildings. Agent's several meetings with other characters at a stone, columned monument were shot at the Welsh National War Memorial in Alexandra Gardens, Cardiff. A scene where The Welshman leaves a building was shot on Kings Road, showing Kings Road Doctors' Surgery and residential buildings. Another scene was shot at The Blue Anchor Inn in Vale of Glamorgan. In July 2010, filming took place near the Storey Arms outdoor centre in the Brecon Beacons. A number of 1970s period cars were in evidence a bright orange Austin Maxi.
The film, which had a gala-premiere at the 36th Toronto International Film Festival on 10 September 2011, has received negative reviews from criti