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28 Days Later (DNA 2003, Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris)



Danny Boyle, the director of Trainspotting and Shallow Grave, teams up again with Alex Garland, the writer of The Beach, for apocalyptic horror film 28 Days Later, which has echoes of Day of the Triffids and Romero’s ‘Dead’ trilogy, while retaining a very British air. The preface of the film sees animal activists release monkeys from a research laboratory, little knowing they carry a fatal virus, the ‘rage’. Twenty-eight days later, bike courier Jim (Cillian Murphy) awakes from a traffic accident-induced coma to find London a deserted ruin, populated by maddened, blood-seeking undead.

Meeting up with the uninfected Selena, Mark, Frank and Hannah (Naomie Harris, Noah Huntley, Brendan Gleeson, Megan Burns), they set off in Frank’s taxi to Manchester, where a group of soldiers led by Major Henry West (Christopher Eccleston) offer a safe haven. But after surviving the terrors of the journey, on arriving at the encampment, their troubles are just beginning…

Boyle shot the film on digital video, which not only gives it a gritty look, but meant that negotiations to close down parts of London and the M1 were easily concluded; he needed just minutes to shoot scenes of empty streets, bridges and motorways, adding weight to the disturbing scenes as the raving ‘rage’ victims, as satisfyingly horrific as anything Romero could imagine, confront the group. The film was part-funded by the British Film Council, which is in turn funded by the National Lottery; it’s an interesting aside to count the number of posters advertising the lottery seen throughout the film… Boyle and Garland are currently shooting the science-fiction thriller Sunshine.


production details
UK / DNA / 113 minutes / 2002

Director: Danny Boyle
Script: Alex Garland,

Ray Panthaki as Private Bedford
Noah Huntley as Mark
Ricci Harnett as Corporal Mitchell
Leo Bill as Private Jones
Cillian Murphy as Jim
Junior Laniyan as Private Bell
Naomie Harris as Selena
Christopher Dunne as Jim’s father
Emma Hitching as Jim’s mother
Alexander Delamere as Mr. Bridges
Brendan Gleeson as Frank
Megan Burns as Hannah
Justin Hackney as Infected Kid
Kim McGarrity as Mr. Bridges’ Daughter
Luke Mably as Private Clifton
Stuart McQuarrie as Seargent Farrell
Christopher Eccleston as Major Henry West
Alex Palmer as Activist
Bindu De Stoppani as Activist
Jukka Hiltunen as Activist
David Schneider as Scientist
Toby Sedgwick as Infected Priest
Tristan Matthiae as Featured Infected


Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.

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