On 9 May 2017, bittersweet British classic Brassed Off finally made it to the Royal Albert Hall for a special 21st birthday screening accompanied by the brass band that inspired the story – the Grimethorpe Colliery Band, plus members of the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

Some 4500 brass-band-film fans packed into the Hall to witness a piece of British cinema history as Brassed Off became the first British film to receive the ‘film with live orchestra’ treatment.

Photo: Andy Paradise

In the audience for this special screening were cast members including Jim Carter, Tara Fitzgerald, Stephen Tompkinson, Philip Jackson, Mary Healey, Melanie Hill and Peter Gunn, plus Writer/Director Mark Herman and Producer Steve Abbott, who reunited on the red carpet before the event.

Relive the red carpet action:

The cast of Brassed Off reunite on the red carpet. Photo: Andy Paradise
Tara Fitzgerald and members of Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Photo: Andy Paradise
Jim Carter. Photo: Andy Paradise
Melanie Hill. Photo: Andy Paradise
Philip Jackson. Photo: Andy Paradise
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Michael Palin. Photo: Andy Paradise
The cast of Brassed Off - Stephen Tompkinson, Philip Jackson, Tara Fitzgerald and Peter Gunn. Photo: Andy Paradise
Peter Gunn. Photo: Andy Paradise
Tara Fitzgerald. Photo: Andy Paradise
Melanie Hill. Photo: Andy Paradise
The cast of Brassed Off reunite on the red carpet. Photo: Andy Paradise

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