Milners HQ stars in new movie

Leeds law firm Milners has taken on a starring role in a new movie.

Film crews used the firm’s city centre headquarters as a location for the British boxing comedy drama Gloves Off, starring Ricky Tomlinson and Denise Van Outen.

The movie, which staged its celebrity world premiere at Leicester Square in London, was released to the public last week.

It won Best Feature Film at this year’s British Independent Film Festival awards, while Steven Nesbit—who co-wrote the script—was nominated for Best Director.

Milners managing partner Simon Bass said: “It was great to play host to the film crew and cast, and see first-hand what goes on behind-the-scenes on a movie set.”

“Even though we have boxed clever on behalf of our clients since Milners was born in Leeds 125 years ago, moving from our usual court setting to the box office in this way signalled a new development for us.”

“From our 15th floor headquarters at Whitehall Waterfront, we have a panoramic view of Leeds—and it was this unique location which attracted the production team to us.”

The movie, which was heavily shot in Leeds, also stars co-writer Brad Moore, Alexei Sayle, Paul Barber, Laurie Kynaston, and Alan Ford.

It follows the story of Doug who, after the sudden death of his trainer during his championship fight, has inherited a crumbling debt-ridden gym, packed with a mixed bag of would-be boxers.

He must raise £50,000 fast or risk watching his mentor’s legacy repossessed and transformed into a pilates parlour for stock brokers. Doug agrees to train a man to fight in a £100,000 winner-takes-all bare-knuckle contest.

Gloves Off was released on DVD today.