The 7.39

Sean Maguire as Ryan Cole

Genre: Drama, Romance
Running Time: 120 min.
Release Date: January 6, 2014 (UK)
Director: John Alexander
Producer(s): Lynn Horsford
Screenplay: David Nicholls
Cast: David Morrissey, Sheridan Smith, Olivia Colman, Izzy Meikle-Small, Bill Milner, Justin Salinger, Lashana Lynch, …


Carl Matthews (David Morrissey) commutes by train to London where he works in a property management office under a boss who is pressuring him to dismiss an employee. He has a kind and supportive wife Maggie (Olivia Coleman) and two teenage children who he feels do not appreciate him.

One morning he complains to a woman called Sally (Sheridan Smith) that she has taken his seat on the train. He later apologies to her and they start chatting, a relationship develops and she reveals that she is divorced but about to marry again, although scenes with her fiancée (Sean Maguire) suggest she is going cold on the idea. She works at a health club and Carl joins it so that he can see more of her. They fall in love and one evening when the train is not running they spend the night together at a hotel. The second part of the drama deals with the repercussions of their affair.


Sean plays Ryan Cole, a personal trainer. He is handsome, energetic and absolutely devoted to Sally. He has embraced their move to the suburbs with characteristic enthusiasm, and he fills his regimented days with training sessions with clients and teaching “legs bums and tums” classes. He is thrilled to be engaged to Sally and is ready to start a family. Now they are in a flat with a spare room, why wait?


  • Sean and David Morrissey also appear together in the movie Waterland.