New short film ‘The Roof’ released today featuring Ian McKellen and Jude Law

Today The Roof, a short film written by Nigel Williams and directed by Natalie Abrahami, is available on the Young Vic website.

The full cast of the film is: Natalie Dormer, Noma Dumezweni, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Rory Kinnear, David Lan, Jude Law, Marcello Magni, Ian McKellen, Sinead Matthews and Hugh Skinner.

David Lan, artistic director of the Young Vic said: “We had great fun making The Roof, a brief comedy about an unexpected visit from a legendary theatre maker and his legion of fans. It is a little celebration of the art of the theatre. We were thrilled to have so many brilliant theatre people willing to help us make it.”

The Young Vic’s short films are a fourth stage for the theatre, reaching more than 500,000 people since 2012. Previous shorts include The Departure written by Andrew O’Hagan and directed by and starring Gillian Anderson; MAYDAY written by Nancy Harris, directed by Natalie Abrahami and starring Juliet Stevenson; Columbite Tantalite written and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor.