Film - Escape from Pretoria


Based on the true story of Tim Jenkin’s imprisonment and escape in Apartheid-era South Africa, watch the trailer for Escape from Pretoria...

Press Release

Daniel Radcliffe stars as Tim Jenkin, a real-life ANC activist who was branded a terrorist – and imprisoned - in Africa’s maximum-security Pretoria prison in the late 1970’s during Apartheid. Along with two fellow freedom fighters, played here by Daniel Webber and Mark Leonard Winter, Tim made a complex and daring escape 18 months into his incarceration using handcrafted wooden keys. The ingenious escape attempt happened 40 years ago on 11th December 1979.

Escape from Pretoria, based on the biography by Tim Jenkin, also stars Ian Hart and Stephen Hunter. The film was directed by British director Francis Annan and produced by British producer David Barron.

Signature Entertainment presents Escape from Pretoria in cinemas from 6th March, 2020



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