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Passion clinches Wedding of the Century

The Wedding of the Century

Passion Distribution in the UK has secured global sales rights to a feature doc marking 40 years since the marriage of Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer.

The Wedding of the Century is made by UK indie Touchdown Films and was originally produced for BBC Studios and ITV’s streaming service BritBox in the UK and US.

The feature includes interviews with those intimately involved in the wedding, including choir director Barry Rose and Royal Navy baker Dave Avery, who made the wedding cake.

British Movietone shot the ceremony on 35mm film and the footage has now been upgraded to 4K resolution, making it much clearer than when it was first broadcast on July 29 in 1981.

A record 750 million people in 74 countries tuned in to see the pair exchange vows at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.

Passion Distribution’s head of acquisitions Sean Wheatley said: “It’s incredibly powerful to see the film restoration for the first time. Through interviews and archive, the documentary captures the scale and importance of the event. We are very excited to be working with Touchdown Films and to take this out into the international market.”


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