Danny Boy

Danny Boy

Danny Boy

Soldier Brian Wood is accused of war crimes in Iraq by the human rights lawyer Phil Shiner. 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. Starring Anthony Boyle (The Plot Against America) and Toby Jones (Detectorists).

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Danny Boy / Reviews

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

As the deeply scarred Wood, Boyle carries the emotional weight of the character without ever becoming a mere cipher for the horrors of war.

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Independent

Independent

In less subtle hands, this kind of real-life courtroom battle could easily descend into a dry procession of facts. That it doesn't is credit to [Robert] Jones's writing... as well as strong lead performances.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Good Lord, Toby Jones is tremendous, isn't he?

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

Writer Robert Jones was interested in ambiguities, but splitting our sympathies between the two protagonists didn't seem to fit with the reality.

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The Times

The Times

It was a thoughtful, non-melodramatic meditation on what we expect of soldiers in the heat of battle and on the tightrope of maintaining decency in war.

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