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DEF LEPPARD's BANK OF DAVE Film Appearance Out Now On NETFLIX/Director Interview

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Def Leppard's guest role in the Bank Of Dave film can now be viewed on Netflix and the director has explained their appearance to the BBC.

As mentioned in March 2022 the band filmed scenes for the UK based movie.

The film titled 'Bank Of Dave' is based on the life of businessman David Fishwick from Burnley and the opening of his bank Burnley Savings & Loans Ltd.

It features Rory Kinnear playing the role of David along with Phoebe Dynevor and Joel Fry.

'Bank Of Dave' has been released today on Netflix.

The film got it's world premiere at a cinema in Burnley last night ahead of its official Netflix release.

The director Chris Foggin and Dave Fishwick both appeared on BBC Breakfast this morning to promote the film.

After Dave brought up Def Leppard's appearance the director told the story of how they came to be in the film.

He also revealed Def Leppard's scenes happen at the end.

Read the interview quotes below.

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The Def Leppard mention is from 2:53:39 onwards.

Joe had confirmed in March the band performed 3 songs for their scene which was a charity concert organised by the main character who is also a Lep fan in real life.

More photos were published by Tempo Productions showing the temporary stage set up at a film studio near Leeds which was made to look like Burnley F.C.'s football ground.

Read Joe's quotes from March below again along with the film descriptions and the recent filming photos.

Three Songs Performed

Joe revealed in March that the band performed 3 songs on Saturday 5th March during the shoot.

Def Leppard Role

Joe said the band appear in a sequence meant to look like they are playing at Burnley F.C.'s 21,000 capacity Turf Moor football ground.

And they are included in scenes related to a charity concert organised by the character David Fishwick (who is a Leppard fan in real life).

As revealed by looking closely at the Tempo Production photos the band were not actually in the stadium but in a film studio on a stage made to resemble on outdoor festival setup.

The company is actually based just north of Leeds and the director confirms in the new interview that the scenes were indeed filmed in Leeds.

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Def Leppard UK 2022 Photos - By Tempo Productions

The Bank Of Dave Movie

  • Release Date - Monday 16th January 2023
  • Platform - Netflix
  • Starring - Rory Kinnear, Phoebe Dynevor, Joel Fry
  • Length - 1hr47min

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BBC Breakfast/Bank Of Dave - 16th January Interview Quotes

David Fishwick

"At the end, and I can talk about it now, I couldn't say it before. I was bursting, but now I can talk about it. At the end we've got the biggest rock band in the world takes part - Def Leppard! turn up."


"So talk us through this the actual real Def Leppard...yes, explain."

Chris Foggin (Director)

"Yeah we needed a big wonderful band to kind of. Without giving too much away to kind of bring the film together at the end."

"And I have a wonderful friend called Adam Gardener who works at Universal Music and we were like throwing some ideas about and then yeah, big fan of Def Leppard."

"And then all of a sudden there was this chance to go and meet them at the Savoy Hotel which was a bizarre experience."

"And just yeah me, Adam and Piers (Tempest) the producer went down and there they were sitting in a hotel room and we're like 'We'd love you to be a part of this.'"

"And they were just amazing. They were like 'Please don't make us look stupid'."

"I said we won't and they were just incredible. We had one day filming with them up in Leeds and what they brought to it was just fantastic."

Joe Elliott - March 2022 Interview Quotes

David Fishwick (Main Character)

Joe Elliott - "He decided to start his own bank. It's only like 12 years ago that this happened and he's a bit of a Def Leppard fan."

Def Leppard Role

Joe Elliott - "They kind of wrote us into the story and they've obviously enhanced the story somewhat."

Joe Elliott - "So, long story short, we do this fundraiser at Turf Moor to raise money."

Three Songs Performed

Joe Elliott - “We got to perform three songs in this movie. I don't know how many will survive."

Movie Release Date

Joe Elliott - "It's coming out on Netflix just before Christmas."

Bank Of Dave - Film Details

Romantic comedy based on the real life story of Burnley self-made millionaire Dave Fishwick. Stars Rory Kinnear, Joel Fry and Phoebe Dynevor.

Based on the real life story of Burnley's David Fishwick, Bank Of Dave tells of one man who took on the City of London - and won.

Dave Fishwick, a self-made working class millionaire, set up his own community bank in order to help local people and their businesses in the community from which he came.

Engaging the services of young London lawyer Hugh, he took on the financial might of the City of London to win the right to establish the first new British bank in more than 100 years - and won.

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