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Chariots of Fire sequel being made by Chinese film company as it failed to win British funding

Ben Cross and Nigel Havers in the 1981 film Chariots of Fire
Chariots of Fire, starring Ben Cross and Nigel Havers, is one of the most famous British films, but the sequel will not be made - or possibly even screened - in the UK Credit: 20th Century Fox/Everett/Rex Features
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When Chariots of Fire won an Oscar in 1981, its writer famously told Hollywood "The British are coming". Not when it comes to its sequel, it appears. 

Joseph Fiennes, who will star as Eric Liddell in a new continuation film, has revealed it must be made by a Chinese film company, after no UK filmmaker would fund it.

Fiennes, who is attending Cannes to publicise the film, said