Signature Entertainment presents Escape from Pretoria at UK cinemas from March 6, 2020 From the incredible true story imprisonment and escape in Apartheid era South Africa, Escape from Pretoria is a super tense prison break thriller. Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) stars as Tim Jenkin – a real life ANC activist who was imprisoned in Africa’s maximum-security Pretoria prison in the late 1970’s. The ingenious and daring escape happened 40 years ago on 11th December 1979 using hand-crafted wooden keys 18 months into the incarceration. Also starring Ian Hart (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) and Stephen Hunter (The Hobbit Trilogy). Directed by British director Francis Annan.