The Singapore Grip

Dressing Charles Dance

Last year, we had the privilege of working with a great team of stylists to dress 2 Hollywood veterans, Charles Dance (Game of Thrones) and Colm Meaney, for a period drama about an aristocrat family who lived in Singapore during World War II that was filmed entirely in Malaysia – The Singapore Grip.

Here is a first look at the drama, which has just released.

According to CNA Lifestyle, “The novel, published in 1978, a year before Farrell’s death, centres on a British family in the aftermath of Japan’s entry into the Second World War and the occupation of Singapore.

Hampton told RadioTimes that he was “a great admirer” of the novelist, “I was delighted to be invited to adapt The Singapore Grip, a panoramic account of the disastrous loss of Singapore to the Japanese invaders in 1942.”

He went on to add, “Matthew Webb, our bespectacled protagonist, an idealistic innocent abroad, lands in the middle of all this, to find himself fiercely pursued by two beautiful women – an English heiress and a Chinese adventurer – and his story, with its tumultuous backdrop, is told in a style with echoes of Tolstoy and Evelyn Waugh, but still, unmistakably, the unique voice of Jim Farrell.”

Watch The Singapore Grip on ITV.


Charles Dance - 1

Charles Dance as “Mr Webb”

Colm Meaney - Singapore Grip

Colm Meaney is wearing a double breasted suit designed by LORD’s Tailor for his character as “Major Brendan Archer”



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