The Rizen (2017)

Hand holding open book of arcane symbols

The Rizen © Lost Eye Films Ltd

Written and directed by: Matt Mitchell

Starring: Sally Phillips, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Tom Goodman-Hill, Adrian Edmondson

Production Company: Lost Eye Films

Kent Locations Used: Manor Way Business Park in Swanscombe, Old Town Hall Gravesend, Powerhub in Maidstone

The Rizen is a brand new horror flick set in 1955, an era when both  NATO and the Allied Forces were supposedly conducting secret, occult experiments in a bid to win the Arms Race.

What if they had succeeded and what the Army unleashed threatens to tear the world apart?

Man standing side on looking at women in beret who is looking forward. In the background a group of people in white coats stand around a table looking at documents

The Rizen © Lost Eye Films Ltd

The Rizen was written and directed by Matt Mitchell (Gangsters, Guns & Zombies, It Never Sleeps). The film stars Sally Phillips (Bridget Jones’s Diary, The Decoy Bride), Julian Rhind-Tutt (Lucy, Rush), Tom Goodman-Hill (Mr Selfridge, Everest) and Adrian Edmondson (War and Peace, Bottom).

The production was largely based in Kent and the Manor Way Business Park in Swanscombe was used as their studio, supplemented by  Gravesend Old Town Hall which featured as a  Grand Hall and one of the endless, dark corridors in the Powerhub in Maidstone.

Manor Way Business Park is an industrial area with offices and warehouses located in Swanscombe , famous for its spectacular finds of Early Man. The site has excellent transport links and previously featured in Gangsters, Guns & Zombies (2012) and Doctor Strange  (2016).

The Gravesend Old Town Hall was once the seat of the local Magistrates Courts and has now been restored to serve as cultural and community venue. Other productions that have filmed in the Gravesend area include Canterbury Tales – The Seacaptain’s Tale (2003), The Interceptor (2015) and Great British Railway Journeys (2014).

Three soldiers in uniform and one man in white coat are standing in corridor. Central soldier is pointing rifle towards figure hold flag in the foreground.

The Rizen © Lost Eye Films Ltd

The Powerhub in Maidstone is a five storey, listed, industrial building with a 1900’s art deco exterior. Inside the building there are a selection of studios, offices, showrooms and amazing studios. Past productions that have filmed in Maidstone include Missing (2009), Children in Need – The Rickshaw Challenge (2015) and Couples Come Dine With Me (2014).

The Rizen was chosen to headline and close the London Sci-fi Film Festival 2017 on Saturday 6th May 2017 with its World Premiere.

 

 

Links:

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

For more information on programme/film visit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4173306/ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4521338/

For more information on Gravesend and Dartford: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/destinations/gravesend/6892

For more information on Maidstone: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/destinations/maidstone/6185

For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: http://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/

 


Children in Need – The Rickshaw Challenge (2015)

Pudsey the bear in the studio with Team Rickshaw

The One Show’s Rickshaw challenge 2015 – Team Rickshaw. (l-r) Alex Jones, Lucy, George G, Pudsey, Erin, Amira, Matt Baker, George D, Elliot © BBC

Kent Locations: Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone, Chatham, The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Rochester, Gravesend, Dartford

Returning in 2015 for its fifth year is The One Show Rickshaw Challenge, in aid of BBC Children in Need. With help from The One Show presenters Matt Baker and Alex Jones, six young riders embark upon an epic 470-mile journey pedalling a rickshaw.

Across eight days the team will cycle from Land’s End to the East End, beginning their pursuit on Friday 6th November 2015. The end of Day Six will see the team touch down in Brighton, before beginning the sixty miles plus journey to The Historic Dockyard Chatham the following day. The expedition will take the team through a number of towns in Kent, including parts of Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone, Chatham, Rochester, Gravesend and Dartford . The team’s full journey can be found and followed here: http://pudsey.viewranger.com/

The cumulative total of money raised so far by The Rickshaw Challenge is over £7.9 million, all of which goes towards supporting disadvantaged young people in the UK.

Tunbridge Wells is a town in West Kent, home to a host of historic buildings, specialist shops, churches and a busy town centre. Productions which have previously filmed in the area include Britain’s Best Bakery (2012), Terry and Mason’s Great Food Trip (2015) and Hunted (2012).

Maidstone is the county town of Kent, home to a number of parks and shopping facilities, as well as The Maidstone Studios which is the UK’s largest independent High Definition TV studio facility. Productions which have filmed in the area include Take Me Out (2015), Later… with Jools Holland (2015) and Couples Come Dine With Me (2014).

Rochester offers beautiful cobbled streets, parks and the Cathedral and castle while Chatham is home to The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Day Seven’s final destination before Team Rickshaw makes their way up to Elstree to finally complete the challenge.  The Historic Dockyard Chatham is a popular filming location on account of its Georgian and Victorian architecture and authentic cobbled streets (which the rickshaw riders might be hoping to avoid!). The Medway area has previously been seen on screen in Jekyll and Hyde (2015), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012) and Sherlock Holmes (2009).

The town of Gravesend is situated in North West Kent, with exceptional transport links up to London. Gravesend has previously hosted productions including Babylon (2014), The Interceptor (2015) and Great British Railway Journeys (2014).

Dartford is situated close to Bromley and Bexley and boasts great travel links in and out of Kent. Full of quaint architecture and great guesthouses and hotels, Dartford has hosted other productions in the past such as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010), Jo Brand’s Big Splash (2011) and The Inbetweeners (2010).

Tune into The One Show on BBC One at 19:00, BBC One to follow Team Rickshaw’s progress from Friday 6th November until Friday 13th November, when the Children in Need Appeal Show will be airing.

Links:

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

For more information about Children In Need visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/corporate2/childreninneed

For more information about The Rickshaw Challenge visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/vgrPhwRvgf4Gb4XkM0NXXB/the-rickshaw-challenge-2016

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

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

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The Interceptor (2015)

The Interceptor actors in an office L-R Valerie (LORRAINE ASHBOURNE), Cartwright (EWAN STEWART), Ash (OT FAGBENLE), Martin (CHARLIE DE MELO), Tommy (ROBERT LONSDALE), Kim (ANNA SKELLERN) - BBCDes Willie

The Interceptor Valerie (LORRAINE ASHBOURNE), Cartwright (EWAN STEWART), Ash (OT FAGBENLE), Martin (CHARLIE DE MELO), Tommy (ROBERT LONSDALE), Kim (ANNA SKELLERN) © BBC/Des Willie

Creator: Tony Saint

Director: Farren Blackburn

Starring: O.T. Fagbenle Trevor Eve, Jo Joyner, Robert Lonsdale, Lorraine Ashbourne, Anna Skellern, Lee Boardman

Production Company: BBC

Kent locations: Nell’s Café and the A2, Gravesend

The Interceptor is a new BBC One eight-part series about state-of-the-art surveillance team, UNIT, whose mission is to track down some of Britain’s most wanted and dangerous criminals.

The series is created by Tony Saint (Margaret Thatcher: Long Walk To Finchley), directed by Farren Blackburn (Luther, The Musketeers) and stars O.T. Fagbenle (Looking, Breaking and Entering), Trevor Eve (Death Comes To Pemberley, Waking The Dead), Jo Joyner (Ordinary Lies, EastEnders), Robert Lonsdale (From Here To Eternity, Walking with the Enemy), Lorraine Ashbourne (Playing The Field, King Kong), Anna Skellern (Gambit, Heading Out), and Lee Boardman (Da Vinci’s Demons).

In March 2014, The Interceptor production team visited Gravesend where they filmed at Nell’s Café, an old style truck stop cafe and the A2 alongside it.

Gravesend is on the south bank of the River Thames and boasts a cast iron pier, promenade and high street as well as international links at the nearby Ebbsfleet International station. The Gravesend area has previously welcomed film productions such as Babylon (2014), Great British Railway Journeys (2014) and Age of Heroes (2011).

Don’t miss The Interceptor which starts on BBC One on Wednesday 10th June 2015 at 21:00.

 

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/programmes/p02rqq0z

For more information about Gravesend: http://www.gogravesham.co.uk/

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Babylon (2014)

Jonny Sweet as Tom Oliver, James Nesbitt as Richard Miller and Paterson Joseph as Charles Inglis sitting at a desk in police uniforms

Jonny Sweet as Tom Oliver, James Nesbitt as Richard Miller and Paterson Joseph as Charles Inglis © Channel 4

Writers: Sam Bain, Jesse Armstrong

Starring: James Nesbitt, Brit Marling, Paterson Joseph, Adam Deacon, Jill Halfpenny

Production company: Nightjack Ltd

Kent Filming Locations: Metropolitan Police Training Ground, Gravesend

British comedy drama Babylon is about the people, politics and pressures in London’s police force and returns to Channel 4 for a six part series after a successful pilot episode.

With accusations of racism, the use of lethal force, and corruption, Commissioner Richard Miller (James Nesbitt), who has the impossible job of keeping the capital safe, calls in American visionary from the world of new media Liz Garvey (Brit Marling) for a public image revamp.

Babylon is written by duo Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong (Peep Show, Fresh Meat) and stars an array of familiar face including James Nesbitt (The Hobbit, Cold Feet), Brit Marling (Another Earth, The East), Adam Deacon (Kidulthood, Adulthood), Paterson Joseph (Green Wing, Peep Show) and Jill Halfpenny (Waterloo Road, Eastenders).

The pilot episode was shown in February 2014 and was created and directed by the legendary Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting) who is the executive producer for the series.

The production visited the Metropolitan Police Training Ground in Gravesend where Robbie (Adam Deacon) trains at the firing range and features in episode two.

The Metropolitan Police Training Ground in Gravesend is a specialized training facility and has previously featured in Incendiary (2008).

Babylon starts on Channel 4 on Thursday 13th November 2014 at 22:00.

Links

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

For more information on Babylon please visit http://www.channel4.com/programmes/babylon

For more information about Gravesend: http://www.gogravesham.co.uk/

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Great British Railway Journeys (2014)

Great British Railway Journeys © BBC/Boundless, part of FremantleMedia UK

Great British Railway Journeys © BBC/Boundless, part of FremantleMedia UK

Production Company: Talkback Thames

Kent locations used: Gravesend, Rochester, Faversham, Dover, Tonbridge

This BBC Two series follows journalist and broadcaster Michael Portillo as he travels the country by train and looks into how Britain’s railways have shaped the country as well as the impact trains have had on our lives. 

On the journey between cathedral cities Norwich and Chichester, Michael Portillo travels across the South East and visits some delightful Kent locations. In episode 18 of the fifth series, he visits Gravesend where he discovers how army officer General Gordon influenced the town before he travels to Rochester to explore the one time home of renowned writer Charles Dickens.

Michael Portillo, John Owen at Shepherd Neame brewery © BBC/Boundless, part of FremantleMedia UK

Michael Portillo, John Owen at Shepherd Neame brewery © BBC/Boundless, part of FremantleMedia UK

In the next episode, Michael starts his journey in Faversham where he visits one of the oldest breweries in the country, Shepherd Neame, to investigate how railways helped the brewery transport beer. He then visits Dover to explore the fortification at Western Heights before heading to Tonbridge where he learns how railways helped Tonbridge School to cricketing glory. 

Gravesend is on the south bank of the River Thames and has a cast iron pier, promenade and high street as well as international links at the nearby Ebbsfleet International station. Gravesend has welcomed other film productions such as Piggy (2012), Britain’s First Photo Album (2012) and Ashley Banjo’s Secret Street Crew (2012).

Rochester is a historic City that boasts an impressive cathedral and castle that links back to the medieval period. The City has strong connections with Charles Dickens, and many TV and film adaptations of his famous novels have filmed in the area such as The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012), Oliver Twist (2007) and  Great Expectations feature film (1989).

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 used for various productions including Channel 4 drama Southcliffe (2013), Great British Story: A People’s History (2012) and the nearby Oare Marshes were used in feature film Great Expectations (2012).

Dover is home to the infamous White Cliffs of Dover and Europe’s busiest passenger port. The area has been used for many filming projects such as Stiff Upper Lip – An emotional history of Britain (2012), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) and The Other Boleyn Girl (2008).

Tonbridge is a West Kent market town with a rich cultural heritage and spectacular scenery. The area is surrounded beautiful countryside and boasts castles, stately homes, gardens, farms, as well as sports and leisure facilities. Productions that have previously filmed in the area include Piers Morgan’s Life Stories – Dame Kelly Holmes (2012), BBC drama Missing (2010) and Countryfile (2009).

Don’t miss the Kent episodes of Great British Railway Journeys which will be shown on Wednesday 29 January 2014 at 18:30 on BBC Two and Thursday 30 January 2014 at 18:30 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/b00xgqxy

For more information on Gravesend: http://www.gogravesham.co.uk/ 

For more information on Rochester: http://www.visitmedway.org/destinations/rochester

For more information on Faversham: http://www.faversham.org/visit_faversham.aspx 

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

For more information on Tonbridge: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/destinations/tonbridge/6327

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Don’t Tell the Bride (2013)

 

 

Don't Tell The Bride, Kent couple Kallie and Grantt - Kallie is on a horse and Grantt is standing next to it with green surroundings

Don’t Tell The Bride, Kent couple Kallie and Grantt © BBC, Renegade Pictures, thephotographygarden.co.uk

Production company: Renegade Pictures

Kent Locations: Gravesend, Three Dawes Pub, Darenth Country Park, Ashford, Biddenden, Tenterden, Maidstone

Don’t Tell the Bride is the popular BBC Three series where a couple is given £12,000 for their dream wedding, but there is a catch – the bride cannot be involved and has to hand every detail of the wedding over to the groom, including the all-important dress. With just three weeks to organise a perfect wedding, emotions are guaranteed to run high. Will the brave brides be happy with the weddings?

Kent couple Kallie and Grantt with heads nuzzled

Don’t Tell The Bride, Kent couple Kallie and Grantt © BBC, Renegade Pictures, thephotographygarden.co.uk

Now in its seventh series, Don’t Tell The Bride follows Northfleet couple Kallie and Grantt as the groom organises a wedding which he thinks his bride-to-be would like, and the bride looks at what her dream wedding would be. Teacher Grantt arranges an elaborate fairytale themed wedding while his science student Kallie wants a traditional wedding, will the bride approve? Throughout their journey they visit many Kent locations including Gravesend, Darenth Country Park as well as wedding locations in Ashford, Biddenden, Tenterden and Maidstone.

Gravesend is on the south bank of the River Thames and has a cast iron pier, promenade and high street as well as international links at the nearby Ebbsfleet International station. Gravesend has welcomed other productions such as Piggy (2012), Britain’s First Photo Album (2012) and Ashley Banjo’s Secret Street Crew (2012).

Ashford is a market town which lies on the River Stour and has many shops, eateries, and a designer outlet shopping centre with beautiful countryside only a short drive away. Ashford and surrounding areas has featured in productions including The Secret Removers (2012), Cowboy Traders (2012) and Emma (2009).

Maidstone is the county town of Kent which lies on the River Medway. The town has busy shopping areas, parks, nearby stunning countryside and attractions such as Kent Life and Leeds CastleMaidstone has been featured on programmes such as DIY SOS: The Big Build (2013), Sarah Beeny’s Selling Houses (2013) and  The Maidstone Studios has hosted filming for TV productions such as Later…With Jools Holland (2013), Take Me Out (2010 – 2013) and The Biggest Loser (2012).

Don’t miss Kallie and Grantt’s episode of Don’t Tell the Bride which will be shown on Tuesday 29th October on BBC Three at 21:00. 

Links

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

For more information about the programme visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00d7mtr

For more information about Gravesend: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/destinations/gravesend-and-dartford/6892

For more information about Ashford: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/destinations/ashford-and-tenterden/6211

For more information about Maidstone: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/destinations/maidstone/6185

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Britain’s First Photo Album (2012)

John Sergeant on the Thames

John Sergeant on the Thames © BBC

Production Company: Reef Television

Kent Locations Used: Gravesend, Faversham, Broadstairs, Hythe

This new BBC2 series, Britain’s First Photo Album, looks at the works of Francis Frith, the pioneer Victorian photographer who spent much of the late 19th century photographing various spots of Britain, including Kent.

Francis Frith who sold his grocers business to focus on photography, set out to capture every city, town and village in Britain, and his images are thought to be some of the first of Britain.

The 10-part series is presented by journalist and broadcaster John Sergeant, who also took part in the sixth series of Strictly Come Dancing.  Following in Frith’s footsteps, the series will cover the whole of Britain concentrating on Frith’s most stunning work. John will also look at the stories behind the pictures, talk to locals, as well as taking a picture of his own to compare the  past with the present.

Several episodes will feature areas in Kent:  Gravesend, Faversham, and Broadstairs, and it will be a fascinating to find out how each of these places has changed over the years.

Gravesend is on the south bank of the River Thames and is proud home to the oldest remaining cast iron pier in the world: The Towns Pier. The historic town also boasts an unspoilt promenade, high street and two shopping centres. Nearby attractions include the clock tower, and the beautiful Windmill Hill, which offers extensive views of the Thames. Gravesham has previously welcomed filming from Age Of Heroes and The Canterbury Tales.

Faversham is a beautiful, historic market town which has nearly 500 listed buildings and is set on the picturesque Faversham Creek. It has lots to offer including restaurants, shops, attractions, and some beautiful walks.

Broadstairs is a traditional seaside town and home to Charles Dickens’ Bleak House. It has a beautiful sandy beach lined with traditional beach huts, a multitude of restaurants and large Victorian terraces.  Popular dramas The Fixer, and Hancock and Joan have previously filmed in the area.

Hythe is a small seaside town at the edge of the Romney Marshes, formerly one of the Cinque Ports, it only retains a small fishing fleet today.  The Royal Military Canal flows into the sea here and in Napoleonic times it was home to the famous Hythe School of Musketry.

Don’t miss Britain’s First Photo Album which will be on every week day for 2 weeks from Monday 12th March 2012 at 18:30 on BBC2.

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/p00nh3h3

For more information about Gravesham: http://www.gogravesham.co.uk/

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

For more information about Broadstairs: http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/destinations/broadstairs/10538?microSiteId=210

For more information about Hythe: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/destinations/folkestone-hythe-and-romney-marsh/6438

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Ashley Banjo’s Secret Street Crew (2012)

 

Ashley Banjo

Ashley Banjo © Sky

Production Company: Princess Productions

Kent locations used: Gravesend, Battle Of Britain pub, Shears Green County Junior School

Choreographer and Diversity front man Ashley Banjo, faces one of his toughest challenges yet – to teach a group of Gravesend dinner ladies to dance! In the third episode of the series, the unlikely dancers struggle to pick up the moves due to limited free time, but will Ashley be able to teach the ladies the routine in time?

The new series of Secret Street Crew Ashley tries to teach some unlikely candidates to dance, including dinner ladies and darts players!  The groups will learn a routine in secret, and then put on a surprise performance for their unsuspecting families, friends and colleagues. Who will be up to the challenge?

Ashley Banjo is the leader of London based street dance troupe Diversity, who won the third series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2009. The dance crew sensationally beat odds on favourite to win Susan Boyle and have since completed sell-out tours and performed at the Royal Variety Show.

Ashley is also a judge on Sky1’s popular show “Got To Dance”, alongside former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt, and actor and West End performer Adam Garcia. The dance talent show, now in its third series is hosted by Davina McCall, and has previously been filmed at the Maidstone TV Studios.

Gravesend is a town in North West Kent and is on the south bank of the River Thames. It is a historic town with nearby attractions including Cobham Hall, the Higham home of Charles Dickens, and the grave of Pocahontas. The area Gravesham has also welcomed filming from Age Of Heroes and The Canterbury Tales.

Tune in to Ashley Banjo’s Secret Street Crew on Sunday 12th February at 19:30 on Sky1.

Links:

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

For more information about Ashley Banjo’s Secret Street Crew: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashley_Banjo%27s_Secret_Street_Crew

For more information about Gravesend: http://www.gogravesham.co.uk/

MMFor more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: http://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/


A Dickensian Christmas – Songs of Praise (2011)

 Songs of Praise presenters Pam Rhodes, Aled Jones, Diane-Louise Jordan - standing in a church

Songs of Praise presenters Pam Rhodes, Aled Jones, Diane-Louise Jordan © BBC

Production Company: BBC

Kent Locations Used:  St George’s Church in Gravesend & Rochester.

To celebrate the Charles Dickens bicentenary and for a special Christmas episode as well as an episode for Lent, the production crew for popular BBC programme Songs of Praise came to Kent to film in November.

Aled Jones comes to Kent to investigate the life and faith of Charles Dickens. The programme includes contributions by Dickens’ great-great-grandson and Rochester Cathedral Choir. St George’s Church in Gravesend became the central location for this Dickensian episode of the programme. Singing well known hymns and carols, members of the congregation were invited to attend wearing period costume!

St George’s Church has a fascinating history: it is said that the body of Pocahontas, a Native American who left her home in Virginia to marry an English man, was interred in the vicinity of the church after her previous resting place was damaged by fire.The church has been a place of worship for over 250 years.

Situated in North West Kent is the town of Gravesend  which has exceptional transport links up to London, a cast iron pier, promenade and high street. Gravesend has previously hosted productions including The Interceptor (2015), Babylon (2014) and Great British Railway Journeys (2014).

The historic town of Rochester has cobbled streets, parks and the Cathedral and castle . The Medway area has previously been seen on screen in Jekyll and Hyde (2015), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012) and Sherlock Holmes (2009).

A Dickensian Christmas will be shown on Sunday 11th December on BBC One at 4:55pm – 5:30pm

The Songs of Praise Lent Programme will be shown on Sunday 19th February 2012.

Links

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

For more information on St. George’s Church: http://www.stgeorgesgravesend.org.uk/

For more information on Rochester: http://www.visitmedway.org/

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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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