Lily James to attend film premiere on Guernsey

Guernsey will welcome actress Lily James on April 12, for the special premiere of her latest film, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

The event will celebrate the island that inspired the bestselling book and the forthcoming big-screen adaptation, directed by Mike Newell, who will also attend.

Both the book and film shine a light on the story of Guernsey’s occupation by the Germans in the Second World War.

The premiere will give islanders a chance to see the film, ahead of its UK release in cinemas on April 20.

Mike Hopkins, VisitGuernsey director of marketing and tourism, said: “The now confirmed attendance of Lily James and other cast members together with director Mike Newell, at the Guernsey film premiere to be hosted by the Arts Foundation, is fabulous news.”

James plays writer Juliet Ashton, who forms a bond with the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she writes about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey.

• FlyGuernsey.com is offering packages to visit the island, with special film-related packages from £285 for three nights.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society package includes a half-day themed tour of landmarks mentioned in the novel and the film, and accommodation at Saints Bay Hotel, in the parish of St Martins where many of the characters lived.

Pictured is Lily James with co-star Michiel Huisman in the STUDIOCANAL production.

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