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This exclusive first look clip from Military Wives captures the heart-warming magic of the film.

Military Wives, starring Dame Kristin Scott Thomas and Catastrophe’s Sharon Horgan, is based on the inspirational choir of the same name.

In this clip shared exclusively with FEMAIL ahead of the film’s release this Friday, the choir is seen coming to life as they take refuge from the rain on a country walk. 

Military Wives, starring Dame Kristin Scott Thomas and Catastrophe's Sharon Horgan, is based on the inspirational choir of the same name. In this clip shared exclusively with FEMAIL ahead of the film's release this Friday, the choir is seen coming to life as they take refuge from the rain

Military Wives, starring Dame Kristin Scott Thomas and Catastrophe's Sharon Horgan, is based on the inspirational choir of the same name. In this clip shared exclusively with FEMAIL ahead of the film's release this Friday, the choir is seen coming to life as they take refuge from the rain

Military Wives, starring Dame Kristin Scott Thomas and Catastrophe’s Sharon Horgan, is based on the inspirational choir of the same name. In this clip shared exclusively with FEMAIL ahead of the film’s release this Friday, the choir is seen coming to life as they take refuge from the rain

Kate (Kristin Scott Thomas) and Lisa (Sharon Horgan) lead the wives on a pitch perfect acapella rendition of Alison Moyet’s Only You under a bridge passageway, with the echoing tones providing a beautiful harmonious setting. 

As momentum builds, the confidence of the wives shines through. In particular, Jess (Gaby French) loses all inhibitions revealing a note-perfect, enchanting voice as two country walkers approach.

The wives are amazed by her talent and cheer her on, accompanied by the passers-by, before she quickly becomes embarrassed and walks off into the rain.

The story of the real-life Military Wives choir starts back in 2010, when group of wives and girlfriends left in the UK while their partners were deployed in Afghanistan formed a choir. 

The film – a sweet tale set on a UK military base and directed by Peter Cattaneo of The Full Monty fame – centres on Kate (Kristin Scott Thomas), the seemingly unshakable officer's wife, and Lisa (Sharon Horgan), the outspoken manager of the base's convenience store

The film – a sweet tale set on a UK military base and directed by Peter Cattaneo of The Full Monty fame – centres on Kate (Kristin Scott Thomas), the seemingly unshakable officer's wife, and Lisa (Sharon Horgan), the outspoken manager of the base's convenience store

The film – a sweet tale set on a UK military base and directed by Peter Cattaneo of The Full Monty fame – centres on Kate (Kristin Scott Thomas), the seemingly unshakable officer’s wife, and Lisa (Sharon Horgan), the outspoken manager of the base’s convenience store 

They originally did it for support and companionship, but with the help of TV choirmaster Gareth Malone it became a greater success than they could ever have dreamed, culminating in a performance at the Royal Albert Hall and a Christmas Number One single in Wherever You Are.

The phenomenon bloomed into the Military Wives Choirs, a charity which supports 2,300 women from the military community in 76 choirs across the UK and abroad. 

The film – a sweet tale set on a UK military base and directed by Peter Cattaneo of The Full Monty fame – centres on Kate, the seemingly unshakable officer’s wife, who bears her burden with grace and stoicism.

Finding freedom in song, she persuades a disparate group of women on the base to form the Military Wives Choir.  

The story of the real-life Military Wives choir starts back in 2010, when group of wives and girlfriends left in the UK while their partners were deployed in Afghanistan formed a choir. Pictured, the women come together to sing in a scene from the film

The story of the real-life Military Wives choir starts back in 2010, when group of wives and girlfriends left in the UK while their partners were deployed in Afghanistan formed a choir. Pictured, the women come together to sing in a scene from the film

The story of the real-life Military Wives choir starts back in 2010, when group of wives and girlfriends left in the UK while their partners were deployed in Afghanistan formed a choir. Pictured, the women come together to sing in a scene from the film 

Sceptical and embarrassed by such an amateur bunch, newcomer Lisa, the outspoken manager of the base’s convenience store initially butts heads with the buttoned-up colonel’s wife. 

But with the emergence of the choir, along with some heartbreaking events that actually happened in real life, the two women put aside their differences and form a surprising friendship. 

Military Wives opens Friday 6 March

Military Wives opens Friday 6 March

Military Wives opens Friday 6 March

An uplifting soundtrack, with soldiers’ wives learning how to pour out their hearts – and their fears for their loved ones – to the music of Cyndi Lauper and Sister Sledge, adds that spine-tingling warmth. 

Speaking about the experience in Weekend Magazine, Sharon said: ‘It was fun for us to do, although I think Kristin wouldn’t mind me saying that neither of us are incredible singers. But it sort of didn’t matter because the real choir weren’t trained singers anyway.

‘They were just ordinary women who came together to provide a sense of community while their husbands and partners were in Afghanistan.

‘But they still managed to create a nice sound, so the story is more about how they managed to get to a place where they could do it, the difficulties that arose along the way and how they faced them. It’s really a film that is about female friendship.’ 

Military Wives is in cinemas on Friday 6 March. 

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