F1 Productions’ Next Release: Duncan Evans Fraud Film

Manchester based production company F1 Productions have announced their latest project at a press conference in Manchester. The financial crime drama will be based on the life and crimes of former amateur golfer Duncan Evans. Born in Crewe, Evans was convicted of tax fraud worth £21 million. His elaborate riches included country mansion Deansgreen Hall in Lymm, as well as other properties and numerous supercars. Manchester’s F1 Productions have announced that rather than glorifying Duncan Evans’ crimes and lifestyle, the fraud film will focus on the diligent work of HMRC investigators. In what is expected to be another success for the North West of England, filming will take place across Manchester and Cheshire. “We think it’s all too often that crime and the proceeds of crime are celebrated on screen. In what will be a gritty and dramatic unravelling, we will focus on the efforts of the HMRC investigators on Evans’ trail,” said a representative of Manchester’s F1 Production company.

The story of amateur golfer and convicted tax fraudster Duncan Evans is one of talent, success and criminal enterprise. Described as a “devious and accomplished fraudster,” Evans’ rise and fall is tale perfectly tailored for the big screen. From sporting success and his position as a hero to a life of plush criminal luxury, Evans saw it all. Born in Crewe, Cheshire, Evans’ success saw his catapulted to national renown. After winning golf’s prestigious Amateur Championship in 1981, Evans was chosen as BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year. However, soon after his sporting success, Evans took to a life of crime. Partnering with fraudster and scammer ‘Riviera’ Ray Woolley, Duncan Evans took to a life of crime. Together, the pair earned millions from an elaborate VAT fraud scheme. Plundering the coffers of the HMRC in the form of false and illegal tax rebates, Evans lived a life of luxury. From the latest high-performance supercars to one of the country’s most luxurious property’s Evans had it all.

Manchester TV Stars Follow Rod Bond in Guide Dogs for the Blind Association Half-Marathon Fundraiser

Manchester Television and Film Celebrities Follow Rod Bond’s Lead in Charity Half-Marathon

Under the auspices of the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association half-marathon organised by local campaigner Rod Bond, a host of television and film celebrities from Manchester took part in the race. The star-studded half-marathon featured a large number of Coronation Street’s cast. The long line-up of Coronation Street stars included Lucy Fallon, Kym Marsh and Brooke Vincent alongside Katie McGylnn, Faye Brookes and Simon Gregson. Also taking part were Sally Dyvenor, Michael Le Vell, Helen Flanagan, Alan Halsall and Antony Cotton. Coronation Street’s executive producer, who also took part in the half-marathon, Iain MacLeod, said, “Guide Dogs for the Blind Association is a cause that helps people and looks after hundreds of animals. They provide a life-changing service. The cast and crew firmly support their cause and were grateful to be asked by event organiser Rod Bond to take part.”

Rod Bond and Celebrity Friends

With the aim of raising millions of pounds for Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, Rod Bond has assembled a star-studded list of celebrities for the occasion. Alongside the Coronation Street actors, former Formula One owner Bernie Ecclestone led a group of the motorsport’s current racing drivers. They included British champion Lewis Hamilton, Sebastien Vettel, Valterri Bottas, Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc. Speaking of the celebrities’ pledges and the total public donations Rod Bond said, “We were hoping to raise millions and it was millions that we ended up raising. With the millions that we’ve raised we’re hoping to develop two new guide dog training centres and ensure that the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association can continue its great work.”