Def Leppard Share Behind-The-Scenes Footage Of Appearance In ‘Bank Of Dave’
Rock band Def Leppard recently shared behind-the-scenes footage of their appearance in the Netflix movie Bank of Dave.
Bank Of Dave, written by Piers Ashworth and directed by Chris Foggin, is a feel-good romantic comedy, starring Joel Fry, Phoebe Dynevor and Rory Kinnear.
The movie, which is based on the true-life experiences of Dave Fishwick, tells the story of how a working class Burnley man fought to set up a community bank.
Def Leppard vocalist Joe Elliott told Planet Rock about his band’s involvement with the film, “Bank Of Dave is kind of like the new Full Monty, the new Amongst Giants or the new Brassed Off. It’s one of those classic British low-budget but really cool movies. A true story about a gentleman in Burnley, who was not having much joy with a bank, so 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.”
He continued, “What they did is they kind of wrote us into the story, and they’ve obviously enhanced the story somewhat because our part in the movie didn’t really happen. One of his mates, the character of one of his friends, knows me for 30 years and says, ‘I think I might be able to get Def Leppard to do a fundraiser for you.’ So, long story short, we do this fundraiser at Turf Moor (Burnley’s football stadium) to raise money so he can start this bank and help out all the locals that were getting no help from the banks.”
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