Filming has begun in London and High Wycombe on the first ever feature film adaptation of a Stephen Fry novel. The Hippopotamus, directed by The Fold director John Jencks, stars comic Roger Allam and Hollywood star Matthew Modine. Acclaimed actors Tim McInnerny, Geraldine Somerville, Emily Berrington and Fiona Shaw will also appear in the film. The story sees Roger Allam’s disgraced poet Ted Wallace heading to his friend Lord Logan’s (Matthew Modine) country manor to investigate a series of unexplained events.
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