‘Dunkirk’ costume exhibition opens at Dover Castle

Costumes worn by Kenneth Branagh, Harry Styles and Fionn Whitehead

in the Warner Bros. Pictures release go on display


Located in the secret wartime tunnels beneath the castle, where the massive rescue attempt at Dunkirk was conceived in May-June 1940, the costumes of three principal characters; Tommy, played by Fionn Whitehead, Alex, played by Harry Styles and Commander Bolton, played by Kenneth Branagh will be on exclusive UK display.  Having opened on the first day of the castle’s annual spectacular, the WW2 Weekend, the exhibition will run until the end of August.

English Heritage Senior Curator, Rowena Willard Wright said: “We are delighted to host this exclusive pop-up exhibition in conjunction with this new film.  Dover Castle’s Secret War time tunnels are an ideal location, as they were when Admiral Ramsay masterminded the ‘miracle of Dunkirk’. He, and the men and women of the Royal Navy, worked around the clock to muster all available shipping, from naval destroyers to pleasure steamers, in order support his Senior Naval Officer in Dunkirk, Captain Tennant and to provide the life-line that saved over 338,000 allied troops.”

From filmmaker Christopher Nolan (“Interstellar,” “Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy) comes the epic action thriller “Dunkirk.”  Nolan directed “Dunkirk” from his own original screenplay, utilizing a mixture of IMAX® and 65mm film to bring the story to the screen.

“Dunkirk” opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces.  Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.

The film features a prestigious cast, including Kenneth Branagh (“My Week with Marilyn,” “Hamlet,” “Henry V”), Cillian Murphy (“Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy), and newcomer Fionn Whitehead, with Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies,” “Wolf Hall”) and Tom Hardy (“The Revenant,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Inception”).  The ensemble cast also includes Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy and Barry Keoghan.

The film is being produced by Nolan and Emma Thomas (“Interstellar,” “Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy), with Jake Myers (“The Revenant,” “Interstellar,” “Jack Reacher”) serving as executive producer.

The behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Hoyte van Hoytema (“Interstellar,” “Spectre,” “The Fighter”), production designer Nathan Crowley (“Interstellar,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy), editor Lee Smith (“The Dark Knight” Trilogy, “Elysium”), costume designer Jeffrey Kurland (“Inception,” “Bullets Over Broadway”), and visual effects supervisor Andrew Jackson (“Mad Max: Fury Road”).

“Dunkirk” was filmed on location in France, Holland, the UK and Los Angeles.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Syncopy Production a film by Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk.”  Opening worldwide starting July 21, 2017, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Entry to the exhibition is included within the general admission ticket to Dover Castle and will form part of the Operation Dynamo guided tour experience.