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Private Peaceful (2012, Jack O’Connell, George MacKay)



Drama set in the fields of Devon and the WW1 battlefields of Flanders, and based on the book by Michael Morpurgo (who also scripted here). The plot sees two brothers fall for the same girl while contending with the pressures of their feudal family life, the war, and the price of courage and cowardice.

production details
UK | 100 minutes | 2012

Director: Pat O’Connor
Script: Michael Morpurgo

Jack O’Connell as Charlie Peaceful
George MacKay as Tommo Peaceful
Richard Griffiths as The Colonel
Frances de la Tour as Grandma Wolf
Maxine Peake as Hazel Peaceful
Alexandra Roach as Molly Monks
John Lynch as Sergeant Hanley
Anthony Flanagan as Recruiting Sergeant
Paul Ready as Captain Wilkins
Eline Powell as Anna
James Laurenson as Major Fitzpatrick
Stephen Kennedy as James Peaceful
David Yelland as General Haigh
Kyle Summercorn as Big Joe Peaceful
James McArdle as Lt. Buckland
Paul Bentall as Mr Munnings
Anna Carteret as Colonel’s Wife
Paul Chequer as Corporal
Angus Wright as Captain Barnes
Hero Fiennes-Tiffin as Young Charlie