Release date for Doncaster filmed movie starring new Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker announced

The release date for a new movie filmed in Doncaster and starring new Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker has been announced.

Tuesday, 23rd January 2018, 2:02 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd January 2018, 2:05 pm
Jodie Whittaker and Paddy Considine star in the new movie.

Journeyman, which also stars Paddy Considine, was filmed at various locations across Doncaster, Sheffield and South Yorkshire and will hit cinema screens on March 30.

The boxing flick saw the actress, who became the 13th Timelord in the long-running BBC sci-fi show a Christmas, film a number of scenes in and around Doncaster and other locations across South Yorkshire last year.

Scenes were shot in the Frenchgate Centre.

The movie, also written and directed by Considine, tells the story of Matty Burton, a middleweight boxing champion coming towards the end of his career - and the fighter knows he must make money and get out of the game to secure a future for his wife and daughter. Whittaker plays Considine's wife in the film.

But the movie packs a dramatic punch - a fight of a different kind.

After a titanic battle against Andre 'The Future' Bryte, Matty (Considine) returns home to Emma, but moments later collapses on the living room floor from a delayed reaction to a devastating punch.

When Matty awakes from the coma, the real fight begins.

Scenes were shot in the Frenchgate Centre.

Suffering from memory loss and with his personality altered, Matty must begin to piece his life back together as his world disintegrates.

Scenes from the movie were shot at Sheffield United's Bramall Lane stadium, Barnsley Metrodome as well as in Leicester and Bristol.

Producer Diarmid Scrimshaw said of the shoot, “Paddy took to simultaneously writing, directing and acting like it was meant to be. He delivered a beautiful performance whilst working brilliantly with the other actors and crew. We are making another very special film here and it is clear that Paddy has a world-class skill and capacity that he’s capable of exercising on multiple fronts at once.”