Schneider shows some Front

  • 05 July 2013

Actress Rebecca Front (The Thick of It, Grandma's House, Lewis) and comedian and writer David Schneider have teamed up to review one of the hottest movies on the block, 'Father's Day', made for Prostate Cancer UK and starring Ray Winstone, John Simm, Tamzin Outhwaite, Charles Dance and Neil Stuke.

Comedy icons, Rebecca and David have cast a cultured eye to give a classic review of the film described by Sunday Times Arts Editor Richard Brooks as: "A mini-drama with a twist - and offers a storyline better than much of Hollywood."

The revolutionary Father's Day film was first seen on ITV4 and brought the most ever visitors to Prostate Cancer UK's website. Whilst Prostate Cancer UK's specialist nurses manning the helpline saw an increased number of people contacting them by nearly 500%.

"This is proof, if any were needed, that this film has connected with the men Prostate Cancer UK is trying to reach," said long-time Prostate Cancer UK supporter David Schneider. "Rebecca and I hope that our comedy will help keep this momentum going so as many men as possible watch Father's Day and ultimately find out more about prostate cancer and who is at risk."

Prostate Cancer UK hopes to expand the audience for Father's Day in the coming weeks to raise further awareness of a disease that is underfunded and poorly understood. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men in the UK, with over 40,000 diagnosed with the disease every year.

Anyone concerned about prostate cancer can call Prostate Cancer UK's confidential Helpline on 0800 074 8383 or visit www.prostatecanceruk.org. The helpline is staffed by Specialist Nurses and open from 9am to 5pm on Monday to Friday and from 7 - 9pm on Wednesdays.