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DKUK Member exclusive: Pre-premier screening of Operation Mincemeat, staring Colin Firth.

13 April 2022
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Meet the Danish producer, Kris Thykier for this charity film screening at Soho House

13 April 2022
18:00 – 21:15
Soho House
76 Dean St
United Kingdom
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DKUK Members - minimum donation £25 + Eventbrite fee

DKUK are delighted to invite members and members of the Human Practice Foundation (HPF) to an exclusive charity screening of Kris Thykier’s new film, Operation Mincemeat.  

The screening will take place at Soho House and all proceeds of the ticket sales will be donated to the Human Practice Foundation, a danish charity that uses schools as building blocks for creating strong local communities and permanent changes

About the film:

It’s 1943. The Allies are determined to break Hitler’s grip on occupied Europe, and plan an all-out assault on Sicily; but they face an impossible challenge — how to protect a massive invasion force from potential massacre.  

It falls to two remarkable intelligence officers, Ewen Montagu (Colin Firth) and Charles Cholmondeley (Matthew Macfadyen) to dream the most inspired and improbable disinformation strategy of the war — centred on the most unlikely of secret agents: a dead man.  

Operation Mincemeat is the extraordinary and true story of an idea that hoped to alter the course of the war — defying logic, risking countless thousands of lives, and testing the nerves of its creators to breaking point. 

Education is everything and I believe HPF is one of the most exciting charitable foundations in the world. Originating in Denmark and now launching in the UK, HPF is committed to giving children the best start in life, investing in building community-based schools in developing countries, and creating new educational programmes and techniques designed to promote self-reliance, confidence, and the inner strength to succeed.

Kris Thykier, Producer, Founder, Archery Pictures

Priority booking for DKUK and HPF members and limited tickets available.

Please note – food will NOT be available but drinks can be purchased from the bar

Tickets – All proceeds donated to the Human Practice Foundation
DKUK/HPF Members – A minimum donation of £25 + Eventbrite fee is required but you can choose to donate more – your generosity is appreciated.

  • Programme
  • About Archery Pictures
  • The Human practice foundation
19:00Producer Kris Thykier, introduction to Operation Mincemeat 
19:10 Film Start 
21:15 Film Ends (Drinks an be purchased from the bar)

Kris Thykier, Founder

Kris Thykier founded Archery Pictures in 2014.  Since its launch, Thykier has developed and produced hit series FATE: THE WINX SAGA for Netflix, three series of RIVIERA for Sky Atlantic and limited series THE STATE for Channel 4 / National Geographic. Thykier recently produced John Madden’s latest film OPERATION MINCEMEAT starring Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyan, Kelly Macdonald, Penelope Wilton and Jason Isaacs, the film is set for release in early 2022. 

In January 2021 Thykier announced the start of a multi-year strategic alliance with Idris Elba’s Green Door Pictures. Archery Pictures and Green Door Pictures are working together in partnership on selected projects in both TV and film. 

In November 2020 Thykier launched Mews Films, a new production label focussed on the development of a slate of comedy movies for the domestic UK theatrical market. The venture is a partnership with Danny Perkins’s Elysian Film Group.

Before launching Archery Pictures, Thykier headed PeaPie Films: one of the UK’s leading independent film producers. Films produced by Thykier under the PeaPie banner include the political thriller MISS SLOANE starring Jessica Chastain; the epic love story ALI & NINO, written by Christopher Hampton; John Wells’ BURNT, staring Bradley Cooper; and WOMAN IN GOLD, directed by Simon Curtis and starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds. Thykier also developed and produced TRASH with Working Title, directed by Stephen Daldry and based on a screenplay by Richard Curtis.

Other features produced by Thykier include ONE CHANCE, I GIVE IT A YEAR, W.E., ILL MANORS, THE DEBT, SUMMER OF ’92, HARRY BROWN, KICKASS and STARDUST.

Human Practice Foundation (HPF) uses schools as building blocks for creating strong local communities and permanent changes. Every child deserves a school that allows them to grow and that will empower them to take charge of their own lives.

A school is more than just an investment in the future. It’s an investment in the present, too. Schools give children the freedom to be children. Schools create jobs in the community. Schools create a shared culture and a sense of belonging. Schools give children confidence in themselves and give them the inner strength to make the changes we need to create a better world.

Since 2014, we have raised more than 17 million USD. HPF has raised funding for 88 school buildings and has reached more than 33,000 children with quality education. Thanks to a group of Founding Partners who cover all our administrative costs, 100 percent of the donations go directly to our schools!