Acquisition News: ‘Fanny Lye Deliver’d’

Vertigo is thrilled to announce the acquisition of FANNY LYE DELIVER’D, written and directed by Thomas Clay (The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael, Soi Cowboy).

Starring – Maxine Peake (Peterloo, Funny Cow), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones, The Imitation Game), Freddie Fox (Black 47, Pride) and Tanya Reynolds (Sex Eduation, Emma)

Vertigo Releasing are thrilled to announce the acquisition of FANNY LYE DELIVER’D, written and directed by Thomas Clay and starring an incredible cast of Maxine Peake, Charles Dance, Freddie Fox and Tanya Reynolds. They will be releasing the film across digital platforms on 26th June 2020.

Synopsis: Fanny Lye (Peake) lives a quiet Puritan life with her husband John (Dance) and young son Arthur, but her simple world is shaken to its core by the surprise arrival of a mysterious young couple in need. An unexpected visit from the local Sheriff causes events to further escalate, changing Fanny’s life forever. 


Clay said of his third feature film, “in FANNY LYE DELIVER’D, I am exploring the English Revolution in microcosm. There are no Kings or Queens, no royal courts. Just common people with competing opinions and agendas – the Puritan, the Ranter, the burgeoning Quaker, the Royalist in disguise, accompanied by the ‘mob’ to whom he panders. And Fanny in the centre of all this, the common woman who must adapt and survive and forge her own path through all the violence and upheaval that revolution inevitably entails. Alternatively, you might see it as a western – a ‘Puritan Western’ – or a thriller, take your pick. For me, it is all these things.”


Rupert Preston, CEO of Vertigo Releasing said, “It is very rare to find such a uniquely UK independent genre film that is so original and also accessible to an audience – FANNY LYE DELIVER’D is that film and Thomas Clay has delivered it”.


A Pull Back Camera production in co-production with Essential Filmproduktion (Germany), Fanny Lye Deliver’d is funded by the BFI, awarding National Lottery funding, Creative England and the West Midlands Production Fund with support from Filmstiftung NRW, Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg, ZDF and Film i Väst. Coproduction Office is handling world sales. 

FANNY LYE DELIVER’D will be released across digital platforms on 26th June 2020



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