City Of Tiny Lights European Premiere – Hannah Rae

Date - 13 September, 2016, All News Film Opening Nights

City Of Tiny Lights has it’s European Premiere tonight at Picturehouse Central, and tomorrow at the Odeon in Leicester Square. Sainou’s Hannah Rae – fresh from the set of Broadchurch Series 3 – plays Emma alongside Riz Ahmed and Billie Piper.

Working from Patrick Neate’s adaptation of his own novel, Pete Travis (Dredd, Omagh) delivers a taut, hard-boiled crime thriller set in contemporary multicultural London. Tommy Akhtar (Riz Ahmed, soon to be seen in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) is a private eye who lives with his father (Roshan Seth), a cricket obsessive who dissects games in crisp, precise RP English. When Melody (Cush Jumbo) approaches Tommy to find a friend who’s gone missing, he becomes embroiled in a case that stirs up his past and sets him against his neighbourhood’s radical mosque. City of Tiny Lights is sharp genre cinema with rich topical musings, taking in the ruthlessness of commercial development in London, and multiculturalism’s successes and failures, while never sacrificing narrative drive. Seth and Ahmed imbue the father and son relationship with great tenderness, while the rest of the cast, which also includes Billie Piper and James Floyd, add depth and nuance. The result is a thrilling, modern London-noir.

Find out more about City Of Tiny Lights here.


Hannah Rae is best known for playing Daisy Hardy in popular ITV crime drama Broadchurch. She is a member of the National Youth Theatre and the RADA Youth Company.

She plays Emma in City Of Tiny Lights opposite Billie Piper and Riz Ahmed for BBC Films due for release in 2016.

She plays the role of Courtney in the feature film Fighting with my Family, written and directed by Stephen Merchant.

Hannah is co represented with Untitled Entertainment in LA.

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