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Idris Elba says thanks to our players

From community film projects and training future talent, right through to the silver screen, by playing The National Lottery you help support British film across the UK.

One of these films is Yardie, the directorial debut from British actor Idris Elba.

Adapted from the best-selling novel by Victor Headley, Yardie is set in 1970s Kingston, Jamaica and 1980s Hackney. The film centres on the life of a young Jamaican man named D (Aml Ameen), who after his older brother is murdered is taken under the wing of crime lord and music producer, King Fox.

Watch the video above to see Idris Elba explain the amazing impact that National Lottery players have had on Yardie, the British film industry and community film projects across the UK.

22nd August 2018

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