The first image has been released showing Jamie Dornan in Kenneth Branagh’s upcoming film, Belfast.
The Belfast -born writer, director, and actor’s semi-autobiographical drama also stars Caitriona Balfe, Judi Dench, Ciarán Hinds and newcomer Jude Hill.
Its world premiere is set to be at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, with a November 12 date set for general release.
The festival’s official Twitter provided a first glimpse at the new production which shows Jamie Dornan dancing with co-star Caitriona Balfe in a black and white photo.
Belfast is described as “the humorous, tender and intensely personal story of one boy’s childhood during the turbulence of the late 1960s”.
Balfe and Dornan play the boy’s “glamorous, working-class” parents, with Dench and Hinds playing his grandparents.
Filming for Belfast took place in the city last summer, with daily Covid testing, cast bubbles, and vigilance from everyone involved – with 50 per cent of the scenes taking place outdoors.
Speaking virtually to film students at the QFT last year as part of the Belfast Media Festival, Branagh said: “It’s a very personal film, set partly in Belfast and partly elsewhere, partly set in the past and partly set in the present.
“I hope that there is humour and I hope that it’s emotional. It’s a look at a people and a place in tumult through the eyes of a nine-year old movie-mad kid.
“My experience of Belfast when I was growing up was to be part of a larger extended family, one that lived nearby each other, in a world in terms of television that had three channels in black and white. We listened to radio extensively, listened to records extensively and we went to see films extensively and when we weren’t doing that, we visited each other.”