Sam Mendes begins filming 1917 in the UK

Sam Mendes has begun the shoot for his new film, starring George McKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, and Benedict Cumberbatch.

The cast also includes Colin Firth, Adrian Scarborough, Daniel Mays, Mark Strong, and Jamie Parker.

1917 is about two British soldiers over the course of a single day during the First World War.

The film is shooting on location in both England and Scotland.

Production will reportedly involve building trench sets and farm buildings on Salisbury Plain in the west of England, while the film also plans to shoot at Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow for a few days in mid-June.

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