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Stephen Graham and Thomas Turgoose star in new film

BANG Showbiz logoBANG Showbiz 23/11/2018 Bang Showbiz
a man looking at the camera: Stephen Graham and Thomas Turgoose © Bang Showbiz Stephen Graham and Thomas Turgoose

'This Is England' duo Stephen Graham and Thomas Turgoose star in a new short film for the smartphone brand Huawei.

The former 'This Is England' co-stars - who appeared in director Shane Meadows' original 2006 movie as Sean and Combo respectively and reprised the roles in three TV miniseries between 2010 and 2015 - have appeared in a new tongue-in-cheek campaign by the smartphone brand, named 'Recharge Your Mates', which shows that 'battery strife' affects most of the UK population.

The tech brand completed their own research and found that one in five Brits were unhappy and stressed when their phone died, and they weren't able to charge it anywhere.

The film sees Graham in an East London Snooker Hall who becomes frustrated that his phone has died, until a mysterious hooded figure enters (Turgoose), who is actually there to recharge his phone and save the day, using the Huawei Mate 20 Pro's charging capabilities.

Huawei Director of Marketing, UK and Ireland, Justin Costello said: "We all know the perils of running out of a phone battery, and battery strife is an issue suffered by the vast majority of our nation.

"At Huawei this what we mean by meaningful innovative technology to solve problems like this, which is exactly what we've done with the new Huawei Mate 20 Pro - not only does it have incredible battery life, it also gives you the power to charge another phone wirelessly using its unique reverse wireless charging feature.

"With Christmas being one of the most sociable times of year, there is all the more scope for running out of battery, which is why we've launched the Recharge Your Mates campaign, so we can charge the nation when they need it most."

Overall, three quarters of smartphone users said they've run out of phone battery and not been able to charge it immediately, with respondents feeling 'disconnected' when their phone ran out of power.

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