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Death of England: Face to Face

An original film for TV

by Clint Dyer and Roy Williams

25 November 2021

broadcast on Sky Arts

Death of England: Face to Face

January 2021. Britain is locked down, divided and facing some difficult truths. Old friends Michael and Delroy are dealing with issues much closer to home.

Tensions are running high. During an explosive afternoon in Delroy’s East London flat, the pair are forced to confront their relationship with their country – and with each other.

Neil Maskell (Peaky Blinders, Small Axe) and Giles Terera (Hamilton) play Michael and Delroy in this powerful and timely new film from the National Theatre.

The film is written by Clint Dyer and Roy Williams, and directed by Clint Dyer.




Death of England: Face to Face is presented by Sky Arts and No Guarantees, and produced by the National Theatre, in association with Sabel Productions and Cuba Pictures.  

Death of England opened in the Dorfman in January 2020, with Rafe Spall as Michael, and Death of England: Delroy opened in the Olivier in October 2020, with Michael Balogun as Delroy.  

Filming of Death of England: Face to Face in the Lyttelton theatre is made possible thanks to the generosity of Graham and Joanna Barker.  


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an original film from the National Theatre

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Photo of Giles Terera and Neil Maskell by Steffan Hill