Queens of Mystery (2019)

Cast Julie Graham, Siobhan Redmond, and Sarah Woodward standing outside a church

Queens of Mystery (2019)- © Sly Fox Productions

Directors: Jamie Magnus Stone and Ian Emes
Starring: Olivia Vinall, Julie Graham, Siobhan Redmond, Sarah Woodward, Rebecca Grant
Production Company: Sly Fox Productions
Kent Locations Used: Ashford, Folkestone & Hythe, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge & Malling and Tunbridge Wells

Queens of Mystery follows the adventures of detective Matilda Stone (Olivia Vinall) and her three crime writing aunts Cat Stone (Julie Graham), Jane Stone (Siobhan Redmond), and Beth Stone (Sarah Woodward) as they attempt to solve crimes in a picturesque English village.

The three feature length episodes were directed by Jamie Magnus Stone (Orbit Ever After, Skyborn) and Ian Emes (The Invisible Man, Deadly Summer), and written by Mathew Thomas (Marcella, The Chameleon) and Julian Unthank (Robin Hood, Doc Martin). Starring are Olivia Vinall (The Woman in White, Where Hands Touch), Julie Graham (Survivors, Shetland), Siobhan Redmond (The Smoking Room, Captives) and Sarah Woodward (The Merry Wives of Windsor).

The series makes use of multiple filming locations in Kent.

Production visited Lympne Castle, an unspoiled 13th century Manor in the Folkestone & Hythe district of Kent that boasts stunning views of the Romney Marsh. It has previously been used as a filming location for The Honourable Woman (2014) and Great Expectations (2012).

In the Sevenoaks district, production filmed  at the Place Hotel in  Brands Hatch, The Book Store, The Bridges Pub, High Street, Mill Estate  and Charlton Manor Farm in Farningham. Sevenoaks with its many stately homes is a popular filming area and hosted productions such as Mary Queen of Scots (2019) and Vanity Fair.

Production also visited Cranbrook Union Mill, situated in the Weald of Kent, with many medieval buildings located in its area. The town has been featured in Along these Lines (2008).

The series is due to stream on Acorn TV, which will launch on 29th April 2020 and can be found here

 

Actress Olivia Vinall and actor Colin Michael Carmichael outside record store set in Cranbrook

Lead actresses Olivia Vinall and guest Colin Michael Carmichael ©Sly Fox Productions

Links

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

For more information on programme visit: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8974594/?ref_=ttep_ep_tt

For more information on Lympne Castle visit: http://www.lympnecastle.com/

For more information on Sevenoaks visit: https://getoutside.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/local/farningham-sevenoaks

For more information on Ashford visit: https://www.visitashfordandtenterden.co.uk/

For more information on Cranbrook visit: https://www.cranbrook.org/

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

 

 

 

 


Gangs of London (2020- )

Production poster showing the London skyline and four actors above

Gangs of London (2019) © Sky UK Limited

Writers: Peter Berry, Claire Wilson, Carl Joos, Lauren Sequeira, Gareth Evans, Matt Flannery
Directors: Corin Hardy, Xavier Gens, Gareth Evans
Starring: Joe Cole, Colm Meaney and Michelle Fairley
Production Company:
Pulse Films
Kent Locations Used: St Clere Estate near Sevenoaks, Dartford

Gangs of London tells the story of a city torn apart by power struggles, and the sudden vacuum that arises when the head of London’s most notorious crime family, played by Colm Meaney (Tolkien (2019)), is assassinated. Supporting cast include Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders (2016-2017) and Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones (2011 – 2013)).

This brand-new Sky original by Pulse Films is a nine-part drama about the inner workings of the largest criminal organisation in London and was created by visionary, award-winning filmmaker Gareth Evans (The Raid: Redemption (2011)) and his creative partner Matt Flannery. The series is directed by Gareth Evans, Corin Hardy (The Nun (2018)) and Xavier Gens (Budapest (2018).

During filming production visited St Clere Estate to stage a Traveller site and Dartford to film a speed boat scene near Queen Elizabeth II Bridge.

St Clere Estate is set in 2,800 acres of rolling Kent countryside and offers stunning views of the North Downs. The estate features formal gardens, a meadow, ploughed fields, an orangery and a temple by the lake. Previous productions to film at St Clere Estate include Future Tense: The Story of H.G. Wells (2016) and Road Games (2016).

Dartford has a rich industrial heritage and boasts one of the largest shopping centres in Europe, Bluewater. It is a popular film location and recent productions to film here include The Corrupted (2019) and The Escape (2018).

 

Gangs of London will be available to stream on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV from 23rd April 2020.

Links:

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

For more information on Gangs of London please visit: https://www.sky.com/watch/gangs-of-london

For more information on St Clere Estate please visit: https://stclere.co.uk/

For more information on Dartford please visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dartford 

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

 

 

 

 


Avengement (2019)

A man looks down at the camera. Above him is railings

Scott Adkins in Avengement (2019)

Writers: Jesse V. Johnson, Stu Small

Director:  Jesse V. Johnson

Starring:  Scott Adkins, Craig Fairbrass, Thomas Turgoose

Production Company: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Kent Locations Used: Canterbury Prison

This British crime thriller tells the story of gang member Cain Burgess (Scott Adkins) who evades his prison sentences to take revenge on those who have wronged him. Believing other people are the reason for his misfortunes, he fights his way back to confront his enemies.

Avengement was directed and written by Jesse V. Johnson (The Amazing Spiderman, The Last Sentinel, Starship Troopers). Starring is Scott Adkins (Accident Man, Doctor Strange, The Expendables 2) as the anti-hero Cain Burgess. Playing his equally vicious brother and prime nemesis is Craig Fairbrass (Cliffhanger, Rise of the foot soldier 3, London Heist). Another star among the gang members is Thomas Turgoose (This is England, Kingsman: The Golden Circle) who is from Grimsby in London.

A large portion of this film was set in Canterbury Prison, where several of the fight scenes were filmed.

Canterbury Prison has been closed since 2013 and was bought by Canterbury Christ Church University and is due to be extended as part of their campus. The authenticity of the Victorian prison is maintained, making it an ideal location for the crime and thriller genre. Other productions that have previously visited Canterbury Prison for filming include Wayfaring Stranger (2008) and Windmill Boy (2006).

The film was released on DVD on 17th June 2019 and is now available to watch on Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and Google Movies.

Links:

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

For more information on Avengement visit:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8836988/?ref_=vi_esc

For more information about the conversion of Canterbury Prison visit:

https://canterbury.ac.uk/about-us/estate-master-plan/prison-conversion.aspx

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