Stephen Dillane has won the Best Performance by an Actor International Emmy Award for his role in The Tunnel, which was largely filmed in East Kent!
The International Emmy awards were presented at a ceremony in New York on Tuesday November 24 by Matt Lucas. The Tunnel was also nominated for Drama Series but missed out to Channel 4’s Utopia.
The 10 part drama which aired in the UK on Sky Atlantic from October 2013 is inspired by hit Scandinavian drama The Bridge. The gripping thriller is set against the backdrop of a European crisis after a French politician is found dead on the border between the UK and France. Detectives from the respective countries are sent to investigate and are forced into an uneasy partnership following a shocking discovery at the crime scene.
The production was based at Discovery Park in Sandwich from November 2012 with filming taking place between February 2013 and August 2013 at a variety of East Kent locations including Channel Tunnel, Folkestone, Dover and Margate to name but a few.
Congratulations to Stephen Dillane and all of The Tunnel production team on the win!
For more information about The Tunnel being filmed in Kent: http://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/2013/10/the-tunnel-2013/
For more information about the Emmy’s: https://www.iemmys.tv/awards_gala.aspx