Nesta Wyn EllisWhile the world awaits the memoirs of Paris-based biographer and chanteuse, Nesta Wyn Ellis, and her conclusion therein on who, in her view, is the biggest ex-PM (Gordon Brown vs John Major - the former she used to spot in a 5* Park Lane hotel health club), I learn that she has not one, not two, but three film productions in development. These are in addition to other work undertaken by her Paris Film Productions - visit the site (click here) and enjoy sample film reels to Nesta's exquisite piano rendition of La Pluie d’Amour.
The first of the movies is €10 millionThree Days In September. This will mark her debut as film director and screenplay writer. A 'passionate plot' is promised, perhaps stoked (if not poked) by a three-in-a-bed scene. Documents I have seen suggest money is being raised in Europe and the UK: principal cast requires one actress and two actors from three nations: France, Germany and the UK. I gather that the story alternates between the modern day and 1939 - we may safely conclude that if Hitler should have a walk on part, he will play himself. (As an interesting aside, Hitler is listed on movie site Imdb along with the likes of George Clooney and, er, Una Stubbs, et al; and is linked to at least 348 film productions - click here.)Three Days is described as an 'international co-production'. Its musical director is notable theater and cabaret composer Charles Miller. Nesta's romantic ballads and songs (in French and English) will be an 'important feature' of the movie and sung by the heroine.Nesta also plans to turn her notorious novel The Banker's Daughter (nicknamed 'The Bonker's Daughter' by Austin Mitchell MP in a review for The House Magazine - produced for and by Parliament) into a feature film.
The third film is an Anglo-French affair, set on a tropical beach. This, and Three Days, will aim for visual gorgeousness and harness some of the cinematographic ideas of European art-house - Fellini, Antonioni, Malle (and for all I know, my distant relative, Pasolini).