'Say Your Prayers' exclusive trailer: Harry Melling stars in hilarious first look at new UK comedy

Tom Butler
·Senior Editor
·2 min read

Former Harry Potter star Harry Melling is rapidly becoming one of the most in-demand British actors of his generation.

This month he’ll be seen alongside Tom Holland in Antonio Campos’ star-studded The Devil All The Time (launching on Netflix 16 September), and he’s taking the lead in the hilarious new UK comedy Say Your Prayers.

The 31-year-old shot to fame as Harry’s devious cousin Dudley Dursley, appearing in five of the eight Wizarding World movies, and has since appeared alongside Robert Pattinson in The Lost City of Z, in the Coen brothers’ The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, and more recently in the Charlize Theron action blockbuster The Old Guard.

We’re genuinely thrilled to share the first look at Say Your Prayers, in which Melling stars alongside Game of Thrones’ Tom Brooke, as a radical Christian hitman. Watch the brilliant debut trailer above.

Orphaned brothers and Christian radicals, Tim and Vic, arrive in Ilkley with the relatively straightforward task of assassinating Professor John Huxley. However, after a classic case of mistaken identity, they find themselves having murdered the wrong man. Now stuck in the town during Ilkley's busiest weekend, they wait for the arrival of a foreboding mentor to give them instruction. The mission must still be completed - that's providing Vic’s rage, Tim’s doubts or the efforts of foul-mouthed Detective Inspector Brough don't get in the way first. <i>Say Your Prayers</i> will be released on demand 28 September, 2020.
Orphaned brothers and Christian radicals, Tim and Vic, arrive in Ilkley with the relatively straightforward task of assassinating Professor John Huxley. (Central City Media)

Written and directed by British filmmaker and comedian Harry Michell (Chubby Funny, Guinea Pig), produced by Helen Simmons (Chubby Funny, F*CK) and co-written by Jamie Fraser (Living The Dream, Pillow Talk), it stars a slew of homegrown talent including Harry Melling (Harry Potter franchise, The Lost City of Z, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs), Tom Brooke (Game of Thrones, The Death of Stalin, Bodyguard), Anna Maxwell Martin (Philomena, Motherland, Code 404), Roger Allam (The Thick of It, The Lady in the Van, Endeavour), Derek Jacobi (Gladiator, Good Omens), Vinette Robinson (Sherlock, The A Word) and Flora Spencer Longhurst (Unforgiven, The Maltese Connection).

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 12: Harry Melling attends the UK film premiere of 'The Ballad of Buster Scruggs' at Cineworld, Leicester Square during the 62nd BFI London Film Festival American Airlines Gala. October 12, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo credit should read Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 12: Harry Melling attends the UK film premiere of 'The Ballad of Buster Scruggs' at Cineworld, Leicester Square during the 62nd BFI London Film Festival American Airlines Gala. October 12, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo credit should read Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

Here’s the synopsis: Orphaned brothers and Christian radicals, Tim and Vic, arrive in Ilkley with the relatively straightforward task of assassinating Professor John Huxley. However, after a classic case of mistaken identity, they find themselves having murdered the wrong man.

Harry Melling in a still from Say Your Prayers (Central City Media)
Harry Melling in a still from Say Your Prayers (Central City Media)

Now stuck in the town during Ilkley's busiest weekend, they wait for the arrival of a foreboding mentor to give them instruction. The mission must still be completed - that's providing Vic’s rage, Tim’s doubts or the efforts of foul-mouthed Detective Inspector Brough don't get in the way first.

Say Your Prayers will be released on demand 28 September, 2020.