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Calcium Kid has a fighting chance

Press Release   •   May 18, 2004 12:23 BST

Milk is making it big in the movies, following the launch of The Calcium Kid, which hit cinemas nationwide this April.

The film follows a young milkman who is an amateur boxer and ends up fighting the world champion.

Movie favourite Orlando Bloom plays an Express milkman, in a departure from his lead roles in Pirates of the Caribbean and The Lord of the Rings.

The film company, Working Title, worked with Express back in 2002 to film key scenes for the movie at its Bloomsbury depot, London. They also borrowed a real Express milk float for location shots in south London and used Express employees as extras.

Working Title has also made the recent hit Love Actually, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill.

The Calcium Kid is likely to push milk once again to the forefront of discussion over its health-giving properties.

Arla Foods UK plc is home to some of the UK’s leading dairy brands including Cravendale, Lurpak and Anchor. Processing approximately two billion litres of milk a year Arla continues to be one of the UK’s leading dairy companies and a supplier of fresh liquid milk and cream to the top seven retailers.

Over 2,500 daily deliveries are made directly to stores nationwide and Arla brands can be found across the dairy category. As well as the leader of the butter, spreads and margarine sector, and a major supplier of other added value products including flavoured milk and cheese, Arla continues to build working relationships with Arla Foods Milk Partnership, a unique group of dairy farmers, which supplies around 90 per cent of Arla's total milk requirements.

Behind this leading business is a team of circa 2,800 people across the UK located at our dairies, distribution centres and head office.