The Suspicions of Mr Whicher (2014)

 

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher - Paddy Considine standing on a cobbled street

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher – Paddy Considine © ITV

Production Company: Hat Trick Productions

Kent locations: The Historic Dockyard Chatham

ITV’s The Suspicions of Mr Whicher returns with two new TV films inspired by the real life career of the celebrated 19th century detective.

Paddy Considine (The Bourne Ultimatum, The World’s End) returns as Jack Whicher with the new films written by playwright Helen Edmundson. The original The Suspicions of Mr Whicher film was shown in 2011 and based on the best-selling book by Kate Summerscale. 

The first film “Beyond the Pale” is directed by David Blair (Accused, Bert & Dickie) and sees Jack Whicher has moved on from his role as Inspector at the Metropolitan Police to become a private inquiry agent. After being hired by a former Home Secretary to help investigate threats made against his son, Jack unearths the darkest secrets and finds himself in a maelstrom of betrayal and passion.

The second film “Ties That Bind” is directed by Geoffrey Sax (Endeavour, Tipping the Velvet) and is about Whicher reluctantly taking on a divorce case after the law has just passed and what seems a fairly straight-forward investigation turns out to be disturbing after one of the key witnesses fails to attend court and is found dead.

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher - Paddy Considine © ITV

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher – Paddy Considine © ITV

The Historic Dockyard Chatham was chosen as a film location where the production made use of a variety of spaces including exteriors at the street and gardens as well as HMS Gannet and interior spaces such as the Tarred Yarn Store.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is a popular film location due to the variety of cobbled streets, industrial buildings and extraordinary Georgian and Victorian architecture. Feature films Muppets Most Wanted (2014) and Les Miserables (2012) as well as TV dramas Mr Selfridge (2012-2014) and Downton Abbey (2013) have also chosen to film at this diverse Kent location.

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: Beyond The Pale will be shown on Sunday 7th September 2014 at 21:05 on ITV1 and The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: Ties That Bind which will be shown on Sunday 14th September 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/ep1week37/suspicions-mr-whicher

For more information about The Historic Dockyard Chatham: http://www.thedockyard.co.uk/Home

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Our World War (2014)

Soliders holding guns

Our World War © BBC/Joss Barratt

Production Company: BBC

Kent Locations Used: The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Marking the centenary of World War One, Our World War is a new BBC Three drama series documenting the real experiences of young British soldiers who bravely fought in the war.

The three part drama draws on stories of World War One soldiers and aims to bring audiences closer than ever before to the real events.

The Our World War production team visited The Historic Dockyard Chatham where they filmed exterior street scenes before and after a shell explosion and The Ropery doubled as a forward command post.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham  is a fantastic film location due to its mix of cobbled streets, industrial buildings and impressive Georgian and Victorian architecture. Feature films Les Miserables (2012) and Sherlock Holmes (2009 and 2011) as well as TV dramas Call the Midwife (2012-2014) and Oliver Twist (2007) have also chosen to film at this diverse Kent location.

Our World War starts on Thursday 7th August 2014 on BBC Three at 21:00.

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/p022twsy

For more information on the Historic Dockyard: http://www.thedockyard.co.uk/

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The Honourable Woman (2014)

The Honourable Woman - Nessa Stein (Maggie Gyllenhaal) wearing a headscarf standing in a desert

The Honourable Woman © BBC/Drama Republic

Director and writer: Hugo Blick 

Starring: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lubna Azabal, Eve Best, Andrew Buchan, Janet McTeer, Tobias Menzies, Genevieve O’Reilly, Katherine Parkinson, Stephen Rea

Production company: BBC Worldwide, Drama Republic, Eight Rooks, SundanceTV

Kent Locations: Cottage in New Romney, Little Cheyne Court Wind Farm, Dengemarsh Road, Romney Marsh

This BBC Two political thriller focuses on Nessa Stein (Gyllenhaal), a young woman who inherits her Zionist father’s weaponry business and gradually changes its purpose to laying data cables between Israel and the West Bank. As she continues to promote reconciliation between the Israelis and the Palestinians, she inevitably finds herself in the middle of a political maelstrom.

The eight part drama was written and directed by BAFTA recipient Hugo Blick (Up in Town, Sensitive Skin, The Shadow Line) and stars an award winning cast, including Maggie Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko, Secretary, The Dark Knight), Lubna Azabal (Incendies, Body of Lies), Eve Best (The King’s Speech, Much Ado About Nothing), Andrew Buchan (Broadchurch, Nowhere Boy), Janet McTeer (Parade’s End, Tumbleweeds), Tobias Menzies (Casino Royale, Game of Thrones), Genevieve O’Reilly (Episodes, Spooks), Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, The Boat That Rocked) and Stephen Rea (V for Vendetta, The Shadow Line).

In the summer of 2013, The Honourable Woman crew spent 2 days filming at several locations in the Romney Marsh area, including a cottage in New Romney, Little Cheyne Court Wind Farm, and Dengemarsh Road.

Romney Marsh in East Kent is a unique landscape of over 100 square miles of woodland, wetlands as well as sand and shingle shores. Many productions have taken advantage of this stunning area including Ginger and Rosa (2012), Great Expectations (2011) and The Inspector Lynley Mysteries – Natural Causes (2006).

The Honourable Woman starts on BBC Two on Thursday July 3rd 2014 at 21:00. 

Links:

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

For more information about The Honourable Woman: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0218drk

For more information on Romney Marsh: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/destinations/folkestone-hythe-and-romney-marsh/6438

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The Crimson Field (2014)

Left to Right: Rosalie Berwick (Marianne Oldham), Kitty Trevelyan (Oona Chaplin), Flora Marshall (Alice ST Clair) are standingtoegtehr in their WW1 nurses uniforms. They are in a wooden hut full of medical supplies with dim lighting

Rosalie Berwick (Marianne Oldham), Kitty Trevelyan (Oona Chaplin), Flora Marshall (Alice ST Clair) © BBC – Photographer: Todd Antony

Directed by: David Evans, Richard Clark, Thaddeus O’Sullivan

Written By: Sarah Phelps

Starring: Oona Chaplin, Kevin Doyle, Anthony Farrelly, Kerry Fox, Suranne Jones, Hermione Norris, Marianne Oldham

Production Company: BBC

Kent Locations Used: The Historic Dockyard Chatham

The Crimson Field is a 6 part WW1 drama created as part of the BBC’s First World War Centenary Season. It focuses on the story of three new voluntary aid detachment (VAD’s) recruits, Kitty Trevelyan (Oona Chaplin), Flora (Alice St. Clair) and Rosalie Berwick (Marianne Oldham), who have left their old lives behind to volunteer at a field hospital in war torn France. 

When the three new VAD’s arrive at the field hospital in Northern France and begin putting their training into practise, they realise that the reality of volunteering is harsher than they imagined. Feeling under prepared, all of the girls must learn to cope with the traumas that war brings.

Starring Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones, Quantum of Solace), Kevin Doyle (Downton Abbey, Scott and Bailey), Anthony Farrelly (Midsomer Murders, New Tricks), Kerry Fox (Patrick’s Day, Trap for Cinderella), Suranne Jones (Scott and Bailey, Coronation Street), Hermione Norris (Outcasts, Spooks), and Marianne Oldham (Titus, WPC 56).

The Historic Dockyard Chatham was used as the port of Boulogne in Northern France, where the VAD’s disembark before heading to the hospital. HMS Gannet features as the ship and was recently the focus of a £3million restoration project, returning the ship to its former glory.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is one of Kent’s most popular filming destinations previously hosting productions such as Call the Midwife (2012-2013), Les Miserables (2013) and Sherlock Holmes (2009).

The Crimson Field is next on BBC1 on Sunday 13th April 2014 at 9pm.

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/p01tlxzb

For more information on the Historic Dockyard: http://www.thedockyard.co.uk/

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Mr Selfridge Series 2 (2014)

Jeremy Piven as Harry Selfridge - dressed in a suit, holding a pocket watch in front of a pillar and staircase

Jeremy Piven as Harry Selfridge © ITV

Starring: Jeremy Piven, Katherine Kelly, Frances O’Connor, Aisling Loftus, Ron Cook, Amy Morgan, Aidan McArdle

Production Company: ITV Studios, Masterpiece

Kent locations used: The Historic Dockyard in Chatham

ITV’s drama Mr Selfridge charting the fortunes of the famous store returns for a second series and is set in 1914 with Selfridges celebrating its 5th anniversary of trading amid the threat of World War 1. 

Based on the novel ‘Shopping, Seduction and Mr Selfridge’ by Lindy Woodhead,  the second series sees Sefridges preparing for challenging times with the onset of war  as well as the struggles between Harry Selfridge and his estranged wife, Rose.

Jeremy Piven (Entourage, RocknRolla, Old School) stars as Mr Selfridge, with a supporting cast including Katherine Kelly (Coronation Street), Frances O’Connor (A.I. Artificial Intelligence), Aisling Loftus (The Borrowers),  Ron Cook (The Diary of Anne Frank, Mrs Biggs), Amy Morgan (Baker Boys) and Aidan McArdle (Ella Enchanted, Jane Eyre). 

The production team returned to The Historic Dockyard in Chatham to film the exteriors of the Oxford Street store.  

The Historic Dockyard in Chatham is one of Britain’s leading maritime heritage destinations and is a popular filming location due to its varied Victorian and Georgian period architecture. It has been  used for productions such as Call the Midwife (2012-2014) Sherlock Holmes  (2009) and Sherlock Holmes – Game of Shadows (2011).

Don’t miss the second series of Mr Selfridge which starts on Sunday 19th January 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.itvmedia.co.uk/mr-selfridge

For more information on the Historic Dockyard: http://www.thedockyard.co.uk/

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Call the Midwife Christmas Special and Series 3 (2013 – 2014)

 

Call the Midwife Trixie (Helen George), Chummy (Miranda Hart), Jenny-Lee (Jessica Raine), Cynthia (Bryony Hannah) © BBC and Neal Street Productions

Call the Midwife Trixie (Helen George), Chummy (Miranda Hart), Jenny-Lee (Jessica Raine), Cynthia (Bryony Hannah) © BBC and Neal Street Productions

Starring: Jessica Raine, Pam Ferris, Miranda Hart, Vanessa Redgrave, Laura Main, Helen George, Jenny Agutter, Ben Caplan, Judy Parfitt, Cliff Paris, Bryony Hannah

Production Company: Neal Street Productions

Kent locations used: The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Popular BBC series Call the Midwife, about East London midwives in the 1950’s, returns for a Christmas Special followed by the third series.

Call the Midwife - L-R Jenny Lee (JESSICA RAINE), Cynthia Miller (BRYONY HANNAH), Trixie (HELEN GEORGE) in nurses uniforms in front of a fire with a stocking hanging from it

Call the Midwife – L-R Jenny Lee (JESSICA RAINE), Cynthia Miller (BRYONY HANNAH), Trixie (HELEN GEORGE) © BBC/Neal Street Productions

In the 2013 Christmas special, the residents of Poplar are preparing for Christmas when an unexploded bomb is discovered, disrupting the festivities and causing chaos. The midwives must oversee the busy evacuation centre as well as completing their usual duties and Jenny Lee and Trixie help a young couple who are expecting their first child.

The third series is set in 1959 and follows on series two which saw Chummy give birth to her first child and Sister Bernadette finding love with Doctor Turner which led her to leaving behind her life at the nursing convent. 

Based on the memoirs of Jenny Worth, the series has been a worldwide hit and stars many familiar faces including Jessica Raine (Robin Hood, The Women in Black), Pam Ferris (Darling Buds of May, Little Dorrit), Miranda Hart (Miranda), Vanessa Redgrave (Nip/Tuck, The Whistleblower), Helen George (The Three Musketeers) Jenny Agutter (Avengers Assemble, Burke and Hare) Judy Parfitt (Little Dorrit) and Cliff Paris (Eastenders).

The Call The Midwife production team returned to The Historic Dockyard Chatham to shoot many of the London street scenes.

A popular film location due to its varied  Victorian and Georgian architecture The Historic Dockyard Chatham has attracted many productions including Dom Hemingway (2013), Les Miserables (2013) and Oliver Twist (2007).

The Call the Midwife Christmas Special was shown on Christmas Day on BBC One at 18:15 and the third series starts on Sunday 19th January 2014 at 20:00 on BBC 1. 

Links:

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

For more information about Call The Midwife: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0118t80

For more information about The Historic Dockyard Chatham: http://www.thedockyard.co.uk/

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Legacy (2013)

 

Charles Thoroughgood (CHARLIE COX) in a suit, Anna's face (ROMOLA GARAI) and Viktor Koslov (ANDREW SCOTT)

Legacy © Slim Productions and BBC

Director: Pete Travis

Writers: Alan Judd (Novel), Paula Milne (Screenplay)

Starring: Andrew Scott, Romola Garai, Charlie Cox, Geraldine James, Olivia Grant

Production company: Slim Film + Television

Kent Locations: Deal

Legacy is a BBC TV film based on Alan Judd’s novel of the same name which is set in 1970’s London during the height of the Cold War where a trainee MI6 spy is tasked to seek out a former friend, now a Russian diplomat with the hope of “turning” him. As both men have their own agendas, a dangerous game of cat and mouse begins around a secret plan for a lethal attack within the UK.

The film is part of BBC Two’s Cold War Season and stars many familiar faces including Andrew Scott (Sherlock, Saving Private Ryan), Romola Garai (The Last Days on Mars, Amazing Grace), Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire, Stardust), Geraldine James (Sherlock Holmes, Alice in Wonderland) and Olivia Grant (Mr.Nice, Lark Rise to Candleford). 

Anna (ROMOLA GARAI) looking at Charles Thoroughgood (CHARLIE COX) with water in the background

Legacy © Slim Productions and BBC

The screenplay is adapted by award-winning writer Paula Milne (The Politician’s Husband, Endgame) and directed by BAFTA-winning Pete Travis (Dredd, Omagh) and is the second time the pair has collaborated since the 2009 film Endgame.

The Legacy production team visited Deal in July 2013 where they filmed the two main characters meeting at the pier as well as scenes on the seafront where a car pulls up and a man gets out and make a call from a public phone box.

Deal is a town in East Kent situated between Dover and Ramsgate and has a wealth of independent shops, eateries and delightful seafront with a pier and maritime clock. Previous productions that have taken advantage of the area including The Tunnel (2013), Little Dorrit (2008) and Ruby Blue (2008).

Don’t miss Legacy will be shown on BBC Two at 21:00 on Thursday 28th November 2013.

Links:

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

For more information on Legacy: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2013/48/legacy.html

For more information on Deal: http://www.whitecliffscountry.org.uk/Home.aspx

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The Tunnel (2013)

 

The Tunnel - Clemence Poesy (Elise Wassermann) and Stephen Dillane (Karl Roebuck) standing in the Channel Tunnel

The Tunnel Clemence Poesy (Elise Wassermann) and Stephen Dillane (Karl Roebuck)
© Sky Atlantic/Justin Downing

 

Starring: Stephan Dillane, Clemence Poesy, Keeley Hawes, Liz Smith, David G. Robinson, Angel Coulby, Tobi Bakere, Mathieu Carriere

Production Company: Kudos Film and Television, Shine France

Kent Locations: Channel Tunnel, Folkestone HarbourDiscovery Park, Connaught Barracks, Folkestone, Dover, MargateThe Port of Dover, The Turner Contemporary and many more.      

Inspired by hit Scandinavian drama The Bridge, The Tunnel is a new 10 part Sky Atlantic series 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 but at the crime scene comes a shocking discovery, forcing the French and British police into an uneasy partnership.  As the serial killer uses ever more elaborate and ingenious methods to highlight the moral bankruptcy of modern society, the detectives are drawn deeper into his increasingly personal agenda.

The series is a Sky Atlantic HD and CANAL+ co-production from Kudos Film and TV and Shine France Films in association with Filmlance and was adapted by an Anglo-French writing team led by Ben Richards (Spooks, Outcasts, Party Animals).

The series stars many famous faces including Stephen Dillane (Game of Thrones), Clémence Poésy (Harry Potter series), Joseph Mawle (Game of Thrones), Tom Bateman (Da Vinci’s Demons), Keeley Hawes (Ashes to Ashes), Liz Smith (The Royal Family), Tobi Bakare (Silent Witness), Jeanne Balibar (The Invisible Woman), Thibault de Montalembert (Days of Glory), Mathieu Carrièrre (High Speed), Angel Coulby (Merlin) and Jack Lowden (Mrs Biggs).

In November 2012, Kent welcomed The Tunnel’s production team who based themselves at Discovery Park in Sandwich.  Filming took place at a variety of East Kent locations between February 2013 and August 2013.

Many prominent Kent locations were used such as the Channel Tunnel, Connaught Barracks, Discovery Park, Folkestone Harbour, The Turner Contemporary, The Port of Dover, Westwood Cross Shopping Centre as well as the towns of Folkestone, Dover and Margate, and the production also made use of the Kent Film Office’s legal powers to close roads for filming.

East Kent has previously provided the back drop for many filming projects such as Dominic Savage’s True Love (2012), Derren Brown’s The Specials: Fear and Faith (2012), World War Z (2013), Ginger and Rosa (2012), My Week with Marilyn (2011), Son of Rambow (2008) and Venus (2007).

Don’t miss the start of The Tunnel which will be start on Wednesday 16th October 2013 on Sky Atlantic at 21:00.

Links

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

For more information about the programme: http://skyatlantic.sky.com/shows/the-tunnel

For more information about the various other Kent locations: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/ 

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Southcliffe (2013)

 

David Whitehead (Rory Kinnear) and Anthony (Al Weaver) standing at the misty marshes

David Whitehead (Rory Kinnear) and Anthony (Al Weaver) © Channel 4

Director: Sean Durkin

Writer: Tony Grisoni

Starring: Rory Kinnear, Sean Harris, Shirley Henderson, Eddie Marsan, Anatol Yusef, Nichola Burley, Joe Dempsie, Kaya Scodelario

Production company: Warp Films

Kent Filming Locations: Faversham, Faversham Recreation Ground, Oare Marshes, Uplees Cottage, Whitstable, East Kent Railway,  Grain Power station, Teynham Court Farm, Canterbury Hospital, Sittingbourne Community College and Police Station and many more

Southcliffe is a new four part Channel 4 drama that tells the story of a fictional English town devastated by a series of shootings that take place on a single day. The story is told from the point of view of a journalist who returns to his childhood town to try and unravel the reasons behind the shocking events. The entire series was filmed in Kent, with Faversham doubling as the town “Southcliffe”.

The Warp Films (This is England) production has an array of talent behind it including award-winning writer Tony Grisoni (Red Riding, The Unloved) and directed by 2011 winner of the Sundance Film Festival Directing Award, Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene).

The series stars many familiar faces including Rory Kinnear (Black Mirror), Eddie Marsan (Tyrannosaur), Shirley Henderson (Anna Karenina), Sean Harris (Prometheus), Kaya Scodelario (Skins), Joe Dempsie (Game of Thrones), Anatol Yusef (Boardwalk Empire) and Nichola Burley (Wuthering Heights).

In October 2012, Kent welcomed the Southcliffe production team, who based themselves at the East Kent Storage Centre in Faversham and made use of the surrounding beautiful and unique locations such as Faversham, Faversham Recreation Ground, Oare Marshes, Uplees Cottage, Whitstable, East Kent Railway, Grain Power station, Teynham Court Farm, Canterbury Hospital, Sittingbourne Police Station, Sittingbourne Community College as well as various other farms, pubs, churches and cafes.  

Anna (Kaya Scodelario) running along a country road

Anna (Kaya Scodelario) © Channel 4

Paul Gould (Anatol Yusef) standing in a country road which the police have closed off

Paul Gould (Anatol Yusef) and police © Channel 4

Andrew (Eddie Marsan) and Anna (Kaya Scodelario) at night at a street concert

Andrew (Eddie Marsan) and Anna (Kaya Scodelario) © Channel 4

Stephen (Sean Harris) in an army uniform

Stephen (Sean Harris) © Channel 4

The production also made use of the Kent Film Office’s legal powers to close roads for filming, using traffic management and even road closures at various locations.

The Kent County Council Film Office was involved from the early stages actively supporting the production’s location filming. Gabrielle Lindemann, Kent Film Officer explains: “Since Faversham is truly a busy market town, hosting a high-profile drama while keeping disruption to the community to a minimum takes a lot of co-operation between local organisations.

“For example, Faversham Enterprise Partnership liaised between the local community and the production, Kent Highway Services and Kent Police helped to accommodate some tricky road filming, including a key scene on the A299 Thanet Way; Kent Wildlife Trust and Natural England helped with some of the surrounding nature reserves and Swale Borough Council assisted in finding parking spaces for the not inconsiderable number of equipment trucks.”

The Faversham community were thrilled to have such a high profile show choose their town as a backdrop with Laurence Young, of the Faversham Enterprise Partnership, saying: “Local people loved having filming take place around the town and really enjoyed helping the cast and crew.”

Faversham is a beautiful, historic market town which boasts nearly 500 listed buildings and is set on the picturesque Faversham Creek. It has many restaurants, shops, attractions and beautiful walks and has been seen many times on the small screen for productions such as  Cook Me The Money (2013), Great British Story: A People’s History (2012) and Our Food (2012).

Don’t miss the first episode of Southcliffe which will be shown on Sunday 4 August 2013 on Channel 4 at 21:00.

Links

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

For more information about the series visit: http://www.channel4.com/info/press/press-packs/southcliffe-press-pack

For more information about Faversham visit: http://www.faversham.org/

For more information about the various other Kent locations: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/

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The Last Days of Anne Boleyn (2013)

 

Anne Boleyn (Tara Breathnach)

Anne Boleyn (Tara Breathnach) – © Oxford Film & Television

Production Company: Oxford Film & Television

Kent Locations: Penshurst Place

As part of the Tudor Season, BBC Two have a special hour long special “The Last Days of Anne Boleyn” which looks at one of the most famous and controversial women in British history who became the first British Queen to be executed in 1536. This documentary-drama re-enacts Anne Boleyn’s final days and also sees writers and historians give their own unique interpretations on her downfall.

Anne Boleyn was the second wife of Henry VIII and faced charges such as treason, adultery and incest and although it is well documented how she died, it is not clear if the charges were true and who authorised her execution.

Dr. David Starkey - © Oxford Film & Television

Dr. David Starkey – © Oxford Film & Television

With famous names such as Hilary Mantel, David Starkey and Philippa Gregory putting forth suggestions about the circumstances around her death, this documentary-drama will bring new perspectives to her tragic story.

The Last Days of Anne Boleyn production team visited Penshurst Place to use the crypt, Baron’s Hall, courtyard and gardens to film reenactments of Anne Boleyn’s last days.

Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII (Daniel Flynn) and Thomas Cromwell (Brian Shelley)

Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII (Daniel Flynn) and Thomas Cromwell (Brian Shelley) – Dr. David Starkey – © Oxford Film & Television

Penshurst Place is a beautifully preserved Medieval and Tudor fortified style manor house in West Kent which boasts a unique Baron’s Hall, several staterooms and is set in gorgeous parkland with Elizabethan formal gardens. Penshurst Place has been seen many times on the big and small screen with productions such as The Hollow Crown –  Henry V (2012), Merlin (2008) and The Other Boleyn Girl (2007) all having previously shot there.

Don’t miss The Last Days of Anne Boleyn which will be shown on Thursday 23rd May 2013 at 21:00 on BBC Two.

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/p015vhp1

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

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