Hetty Feather Series 2 (2016)

 

Hetty Feather (L-R) Matron Bottomly (EVA POPE), Hetty (ISABEL CLIFTON)

Hetty Feather (L-R) Matron Bottomly (EVA POPE), Hetty (ISABEL CLIFTON) © BBC

Writer: Helen Blakeman, Jacqueline Wilson (novel)

Starring: Isabel Clifton, Eva Pope, Dasharn Anderson, Polly Allen, Gus Barry, Matthew Ashforde, Aaron Niles, Eleanor Worthington Cox, Isabelle Allen

Production Company: CBBC

Kent Locations Used: Cobham Hall and The Maidstone Studios

CBBC show Hetty Feather sees the return of feisty heroine Hetty (Isabel Clifton), who is determined to gain her freedom from the Victorian Foundling Hospital and find her real mother.

The series is adapted from Jacqueline Wilson’s popular novel of the same name and stars Isabel Clifton (The Dumping Ground) as Hetty Feather. The supporting cast includes Eva Pope (Coronation Street, Waterloo Road), Dasharn Anderson (Doctor Who, Truckers), Polly Allen (The Dumping Ground), Gus Barry (Black Sea, Deadly Intent), Matthew Ashforde (Oblivious, The Last Englishman), Susan McArdle (Sightseers, Emmerdale), Rosalyn Wright (Star Stories, Doctors) and many more.

The production once again returned to Kent where Cobham Hall doubled as parts of the Foundling Hospital together with The Maidstone Studios which offered set building spaces for the classrooms as well as a production base.

Cobham Hall is a private boarding school near to Gravesend located in 150 acres of Grade II listed parkland. The interiors boast a stunning ball room, library, cobbled courtyards, formal gardens, classrooms as well as sports facilities, including a swimming pool. Cobham Hall has been used as a film location by The Great Fire (2014), Wild Child (2008) and Bleak House (2005).

The Maidstone Studios  is the UK’s largest independent HD TV studio facility with 5 studios, a sound stage, post production facilities, storage, viewing rooms and parking. The Maidstone Studios has been the film studio for many popular entertainment shows including Take Me Out (2010-2016),  Later…With Jools Holland (20144-2016) and Was It Something I Said? (2013).

Hetty Feather will air on Tuesday’s at 16:30 on CBBC from 10th May 2016.

Links

For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information on Hetty Feather visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/hetty-feather

For more information on Cobham Hall: http://www.cobhamhall.com

For more information on The Maidstone Studios: http://www.maidstonestudios.com/

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Hetty Feather (2015)

Hetty Feather (Isabel Clifton) and friends - © BBC

Hetty Feather (Isabel Clifton) and friends – © BBC

Writer: Helen Blakeman, Jacqueline Wilson (novel)

Director: Paul Walker

Starring: Isabel Clifton, Gus Barry, Jordon Nash

Production Company:  CBBC

Kent Locations: Cobham Hall

An adaptation of Dame Jacqueline Wilson’s popular children’s novel, Hetty Feather, is set to air this May as a ten part drama for CBBC. This interpretation of Wilson’s 2010 novel introduces some fresh young talent, with newcomer Isabel Clifton in the role of Hetty.

The tale, which was adapted into an exciting stage production for the Rose Theatre in Kingston  last year, was filmed almost entirely in Kent over a five week period last June.

The 12th century manor house, Cobham Hall, now a public school, was the base for the production and doubled for the main orphanage.  

Hetty Feather (Isabel Clifton) © BBC

Hetty Feather (Isabel Clifton) © BBC

A girls’ boarding school since 1962, Cobham Hall is a Grade II listed building and a  popular filming location. Some of the most recent productions that filmed here include, The Great Fire (2014) written by Tom Bradbury and starring Charles Dance (Game of Thrones, Alien 3) and Wild Child (2008) directed by Nick Moore, written by Lucy Dahl and staring Emma Roberts (We’re the Milers, Valentines Day) and Natasha Richardson (Maid in Manhattan, The Parent Trap).

A preview and Q&A session hosted by BAFTA was also made available to the public at the end of April at the Princess Anne Theatre, London.  Author Dame Jacqueline Wilson, screenwriter Helen Blakeman, leading actress Isabel Clifton, director Paul Walker, director of photography Dominic Clemence and Head of CBBC Production Helen Bullough all attended.

The new series of Hetty Feather begins on Monday the 11th  of May on the CBBC channel at 4:30pm.

 

Links

For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information on the programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/hetty-feather

For more information on Cobham Hall: http://www.cobhamhall.com/

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The Great Fire (2014)

The Great Fire characters L-R Sarah (ROSE LESLIE), Charles II (JACK HUSTON), Sam Pepys (DANIEL MAYS), Thomas Farriner (ANDREW BUCHAN), Lord Denton (CHARLES DANCE)

The Great Fire L-R Sarah (ROSE LESLIE), Charles II (JACK HUSTON), Sam Pepys (DANIEL MAYS), Thomas Farriner (ANDREW BUCHAN), Lord Denton (CHARLES DANCE) © Ecosse Films/ITV

Writer: Tom Bradby

Starring: Andrew Buchan, Rose Leslie, Charles Dance, Jack Huston, Daniel Mays

Production company: Ecosse Films

Kent Locations: Penshurst Place and Cobham Hall

The Great Fire is a new four part ITV drama inspired by the historical events of 1666, where the capital was devastated by fire.

Set against the decadent backdrop of King Charles II’s Court, the drama focuses on the circumstances which led to the catastrophic fire. It looks at Thomas Farriner’s family life at the bakery in Pudding Lane where the fire started the King’s extravagant lifestyle, and diarist Samuel Pepys, whose recordings chronicled the turbulent Regency period.

The series was written by British journalist and novelist Tom Bradby and stars a host of acting talent including Andrew Buchan (Broadchurch, Cranford), Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones, Alien 3), Jack Huston (American Hustle, Boardwalk Empire) and Daniel Mays (Mr Biggs, Public Enemies).

Jack Huston as Pepys in a garden

Jack Huston as Pepys at Penshurst Place Gardens © Ecosse Films/ITV

The Great Fire team visited Kent and filmed at Penshurst Place, doubling as King Charles II’s Court and Cobham Hall , which was used to represent Arundel House as well as various London streets.

Penshurst Place is a Medieval and Tudor fortified style manor house set in gorgeous parkland and boasts formal Elizabethan gardens. A popular film location, Penshurst Place has previously hosted productions such as The Hollow Crown – Henry V (2012), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) and Anne of the Thousand Days (1969).

Cobham Hall is a private school near to Gravesend located in 150 acres of Grade II listed parkland and has a stunning ball room, library, cobbled courtyards, formal gardens, classrooms as well as sports facilities, including a swimming pool. Cobham Hall has been used as a film location by Fred Dinenage: Murder Casebook Series 2 (2012), Wild Child (2008) and Bleak House (2005).

Don’t miss The Great Fire which starts on Thursday 16th October 2014 at 21:00 on ITV1.

Links:

For more information about filming in Kent, please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information about the programme: http://www.itv.com/presscentre/press-packs/great-fire#

For more information about Cobham Hall: http://www.cobhamhall.com/

For more information about Penshurst Place: http://www.penshurstplace.com

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Fred Dinenage: Murder Casebook Series 2 (2012)

Presenter Fred Dinenage

Fred Dinenage Murder Casebook © Sky/Talent TV South

Production Company: Talent TV South

Kent locations used:  Cobham Hall, Gravesham

News reporter Fred Dinenage returns for a second series of Murder Casebook as he takes another look at the infamous murderers of twentieth century Britain. The motives, methods and consequences of serious crimes come under scrutiny as Dinenage implements modern techniques including forensic science and criminology to see if he can undercover any new information.

In the first episode of the new series, Fred Dinenage looks at the life of Lord Lucan, the aristocrat with a lavish lifestyle, whose life spiralled out of control after a bitter divorce and custody battle for his children and looming debts. Lucan hatched a plan to murder his wife which went horribly wrong when he murdered the nanny, mistaking her for Lady Lucan. Realising his mistake he went on to attack his estranged wife, who escaped with severe injuries and then vanished without a trace. Will modern technology be able to solve the Lord Lucan mystery?

The Murder Casebook crew came to Cobham Hall and used the library for the talking head interviews, providing a setting evocative of the law. Cobham Hall is an outstanding private school set within a historic country estate in Gravesham and has a stunning ball room, modern sports facilities and swimming pool. Cobham Hall is a popular filming location and has been seen on screen many times in Wild Child (2008) and Bleak House (2005).

The Lord Lucan episode of Crime Fred Dinenage: Murder Casebook airs on 7th October 2012 at 21:00 on the Crime & Investigation Network (Channel 553 on Sky and 237 on Virgin).

Links:

For more information about filming in Kent email: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information about Cobham Hall visit: http://www.cobhamhall.com

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Wild Child (2008)

EMMA ROBERTS (Poppy), LINZEY COCKER (Josie), SOPHIE WU (Kiki), KIMBERLEY NIXON (Kate) and JUNO TEMPLE (Drippy) on the set of Wild Child.Photo Credit - Giles Keyte: Copyright: © 2008 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Emma Roberts (Poppy), Linzey Cocker (Josie), Sophie Wu (Kiki), Kimberley Nixon (Kate) and Juno Temple (Drippy) on the set of Wild Child. Giles Keyte: copyright: © 2008 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Directed by: Nick Moore

Written by: Lucy Dahl

Starring: Emma Roberts, Natasha Richardson, Aidan Quinn, Alex Pettier, Shirley Henderson

Production Company: Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Relativity Media, Working Title Films

Kent Locations: Cobham Hall

A wet (Emma Roberts) is standing in front of a bed holding a pair of red stilettos. She is holding them upside down to pour the water out of them.

Poppy (Emma Roberts) Giles Keyte Copyright: © 2008 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Emma Roberts (Poppy) and Kimberley Nixon (Kate) having a conversation.

Emma Roberts (Poppy) and Kimberley Nixon (Kate) in Wild Child Giles Keyte Copyright: © 2008 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Writen by Lucy Dahl, the daughter of literary giant Roald Dahl, “Wild Child” follows the antics of 16 year-old Poppy (Emma Roberts) on a search of self-discovery and maturity. Brought up in Los Angeles, Poppy has been living a selfish and spoiled existence. Fed up with Poppy’s attitude and behaviour, her father ships her off to an English boarding school where she’s faced with strict rules, curfews, school girl hierarchies and scary teachers. Will Poppy be able to remain the ultimate Wild Child?

Starring Emma Roberts (Hotel for Dogs, Nancy Drew), Natasha Richardson (The Parent Trap, Blow Dry), Aidan Quinn (Legends of the Fall, Unknown) Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike, I am Number Four) and Shirley Henderson (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Bridget Jones Diary Franchise).

Shot on location, “Wild Child” was mostly filmed at Cobham Hall, near Gravesend, in Kent. Already a boarding school for girls, the location was perfect for the film. The country house has become an increasingly popular filming location and has played host too many productions including The Great Fire (2014), the BBC’s adaptation of Bleak House (2005), and Agent Cody Banks (2003).

Laura Goldfinch as an extra on set in her school girl costume - a grey blazer and blue/green tartan skirt. Behind her are cars and trailers

Laura Goldfinch as an extra on set © Laura Goldfinch

Local Kent girl Laura Goldfinch was lucky enough to be an extra on the film.

“On the fourth day of filming, two women approached me and revealed Kimberley Nixon, one of the young lead actresses, was absent and they needed a stand-in for three night shoots – me!!! I found myself whisked away into my very own trailer and travelled down to set in the same cars as Juno Temple, Alex Pettyfer and the amazing Shirley Henderson!”

“When the whirlwind rush of Wild Child was over, my life went back to normal, but my attitude towards my chosen career changed for the better. To this day I am grateful for having been given this opportunity and that Kent was chosen as the location for the Wild Child Production. Since Wild Child, I have gone on to have other successes working as a supporting artiste and actress in other Film and Television productions.”

Wild Child was released in cinemas in August 2008 and is available out on DVD.

 

Links:

For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kentgov.co.uk

For more information about the film: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1024255/

For more information about Cobham Hall visit:   http://www.cobhamhall.com/

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Bleak House (2005)

Bleak House filming at Cobham Hall - Gillian Anderson as Lady Dedlock and Anna Maxwell Martin as Esther

Bleak House filming at Cobham Hall © BBC and Terry Curran

Written By: Charles Dickens (Novel) & Andrew Davies (Adaptation)

Starring: Gillian Anderson, Ana Maxwell Martin, Carey Mulligan, Charles Dance, Patrick Kennedy & Denis Lawson

Production Company: BBC, WGBH, Deep Indigo Productions, Smallweed Productions

Kent Locations Used: Cobham Hall

This BBC A dramatic thriller set in Victorian England. It tells the story of the beautiful but icy Lady Dedlock (Gillian Anderson). Nursing a dark secret in her past, her merciless lawyer Tulkinghorn seeks to uncover it.

Running parallel to the central story, the generous John Jarndyce struggles with his own past and takes in two young wards Richard (Patrick Kennedy) and Ada (Carey Mulligan). Like the infamous Lady Dedlock, all three are caught up in the case of Jarndyce Vs Jarndyce, a court case many years long that is yet to be resolved. When it is, the winning party will be rich beyond all imagination.

The two young wards are accompanied by Esther Summerson (Ana Maxwell Martin), a woman of questionable background. Told she will never amount to anything, is she the key to Lady Dedlock’s secret?

First published in 1852, the novel was released in 19 instalments. To mirror Dickens’ original dramatic storyline and typical cliff-hanger endings, the TV adaptation was comprised of a one hour opening episode with subsequent 30 minute programmes lasting for 14 episodes. The programme was shown twice weekly in 2005 on BBC 1 and is now available to buy on DVD.

Behind the scenes filming of Bleak House at Cobham Hall - courtyard with people and horse and carriage

Behind the scenes filming of Bleak House at Cobham Hall © Terry Curran

 

Behind the scenes filming of Bleak House at Cobham Hall - house with crew and a horse

Behind the scenes filming of Bleak House at Cobham Hall © Terry Curran

Behind the scenes filming of Bleak House at Cobham Hall gardens

Behind the scenes filming of Bleak House at Cobham Hall gardens © Terry Curran

Gillian Anderson as Lady Dedlockk at Cobham Hall

Gillian Anderson as Lady Dedlockk at Cobham Hall © Terry Curran

The BBC adaption stars Gillian Anderson (The Fall, Johnny English Reborn), Ana Maxwell Martin (Becoming Jane, Philomena), Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby, Suffragette), Charles Dance (The Imitation Game, Ghostbusters), Patrick Kennedy (Atonement, War Horse) and Denis Lawson (New Tricks, Broken).

Cobham Hall is a private boarding school near to Gravesend located in 150 acres of Grade II listed parkland. The interiors boast a stunning ball room, library, cobbled courtyards, formal gardens, classrooms as well as sports facilities, including a swimming pool. Cobham Hall is a popular film location having previously been used for Hetty Feather series 1-2 (2012), The Great Fire (2014) and Wild Child (2008).

Bleak House features in the Kent Film Office Dickens Trail which was laucnhed in 2012: http://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/dickens-movie-trail/

Bleak House was shown on the BBC in 2005 and is now available to buy on DVD.

Links

For more information about filming in Kent, please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information about the programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007z7jx

For more behind the scenes pictures: http://brochures.moviesite.biz/view/kent/Behind_the_Scenes_of_Bleak_House_at_Cobham_Hall.html

For more information about Cobham Hall: http://www.cobhamhall.com/

For more information about the Kent Film Office Dickens Trail: http://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/dickens-movie-trail/

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Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004)

 

Agent Cody Banks 2 Destination London film poster

Agent Cody Banks 2 Destination London film poster © Dylan Sellers Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Splendid Pictures, Madacy Entertainment, Maverick Films

Writer: Jeffrey Jurgensen, Harald Zwart, Dylan Sellers, Don Rhymer

Director: Kevin Allen

Starring: Frankie Muniz, Anthony Anderson, Hannah Spearritt, Keith Allen

Production Company: Dylan Sellers Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Splendid Pictures, Madacy Entertainment, Maverick Films

Kent Locations Used: Cobham Hall

Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London is the sequel to action movie Agent Cody Banks. The story follows teenager turned secret agent, Cody Banks (Frankie Muniz) and his new partner Derek Bowman (Anthony Anderson) as they try to stop former CIA agent, Victor Diaz (Keith Allen) who plans to use a mind control device to take over the world.

The film is directed by Kevin Allen (Trainspotting, Spice World) and is written by Jeffrey Jurgensen (Agent Cody Banks), Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones), Dylan Sellers (The Giver, Southpaw) and Don Rhymer (Surf’s Up, Rio). 

Agent Cody Banks 2 Destination London at Cobham Hall - characters fighting in a grand hall

Agent Cody Banks 2 Destination London at Cobham Hall © Dylan Sellers Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Splendid Pictures, Madacy Entertainment, Maverick Films

Frankie Muniz (Malcolm in the Middle, My Dog Skip) stars as Agent Cody Banks alongside Anthony Anderson (Transformers, The Departed), Hannah Spearritt (Primeval, Seed of Chucky) and Keith Allen (Trainspotting, The Others). 

The Gilt Hall at Cobham Hall was used as a film location for Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London doubling as the Queen’s gift room at Buckingham Palace and features at the end of the film where Cody Banks (Frankie Muniz) fights Diaz (Keith Allen) in a room full of treasures.

Cobham Hall is an outstanding private school in a historic house with surrounding parkland and includes a ballroom, library, courtyards and sports facilities. It has previously been used as locations for Hetty Feather (2015-2016), Wild Child (2008) and Bleak House (2005). 

The film was released 26th March 2004 and is now available on DVD.

 

Links

For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information on Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London visit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0358349/

For more information on locations used: http://www.cobhamhall.com/

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