The Takedown - Behind The Scenes


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Of all the villains and baddies they’ve faced, this is the most terrible of them all.

Some of Britain's biggest stars, Liam Neeson, Michelle Dockery, Jodie Comer, Lesley Manville, and O-T Fagbenle, unite in a powerful film to show cancer it's payback time.

The film’s creator and director, Melissa Bolton-Klinger, who survived Stage 3 head and neck cancer, said: “Cancer has taken our sisters, brothers, fathers and mothers. It tried to take me. Because of cancer, I can’t smell or taste. But it never took my spirit. That’s why I wanted to create this film in support of Stand Up To Cancer, to show this disease we’re coming for it and we will not back down. And what a pleasure it was to join together against cancer with such an inspiring group of people. Through research we will beat cancer, but we need to act now. Stand up with me and help make a real difference in saving lives.”

Watch exclusive behind the scenes footage from The Takedown to find out why they are standing up to cancer.