My Lady Jane (2024)

Emily Bader as Lady Jane standing in a woodland. She is wearing a blue corset and skirt, a brown leather belt and a blue velvet cape.

Emily Bader as Lady Jane in My Lady Jane (2024) © Prime Video

Creator: Gemma Burgess
Starring:
Emily Bader, Edward Bluemel, Jim Broadbent, Jordan Peters, Dominic Cooper, Anna Chancellor
Production Company:
Garden Studios, Parkes/MacDonald Image Nation
Kent Locations Used:
Dover Castle

When her mother sells her hand in marriage to a handsome stranger with a dark secret, Lady Jane’s life is put in peril and the kingdom is thrown into chaos. My Lady Jane (2024) is reimagines the damsel in distress trope, allowing the damsel to save herself – and the kingdom.

Created by Gemma Burgess, the series stars Emily Bader (Charmed, Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin) as Lady Jane, Edward Bluemel (The Halcyon (2017), Persuasion) as Lord Guildford Dudley, Jim Broadbent (King Lear (2018), The Lady in the Van (2015)) as the Duke of Leicester, Jordan Peters (Everything I Know About Love, Pirates) as King Edward, Dominic Cooper (The Escape (2018), Captain America: The First Avenger) as Lord Seymour and Anna Chancellor (The Carer (2016), Tipping the Velvet (2002)) as Lady Frances Grey.

Dover Castle features in the series doubling as the Tower of London.

Dover Castle is a stunning medieval castle with wartime tunnels, which is situated on the White Cliffs of Dover looking out over the English Channel. Recent productions to have filmed there include Renegade Nell (2024), Summerland (2020) and King Lear (2018).

My Lady Jane (2024) will be released on Amazon on Thursday 27th June 2024.

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The Escape (2018)

Gemma Arterton staring at the camera with a plain brown background behind her,

Gemma Arterton in the escape (2017) © Improvised Films LTD

 

Writer: Dominic Savage

Director: Dominic Savage

Starring: Gemma Arterton, Dominic Cooper

Production Company: Shoebox Films, Lorton Entertainment

Kent Locations Used: Dartford, Gravesham

The film The Escape follows the story of a young woman (Gemma Arterton) at a crossroads in her life, as she struggles to chase her dreams alongside her responsibilities as a mother and a wife. She decides on a change and heads off to Paris to find herself.

Director, writer, Dominic Savage, has previously worked on BBC films Born Equal and Freefall. Gemma Arterton has starred in high-profile films such as Hansel & Gretel: Witch-Hunters and Clash of the Titans. Dominic Cooper has been credited in Captain America: The First Avenger and Mamma Mia! .

Scenes were filmed in and around the Gravesend area, including Northfleet Nursery which was used as Tara’s son’s day centre. Imperial Business Park also features, as Tara’s local place for shopping.

Production also filmed in and around Dartford, at a property in Caspian Way which features as the family’s home. Crayland Primary School features as Tara’s daughter’s school and the park off of Broomfield Road is visited by the whole family at the weekend.  As well as filming at a nearby kids’ playground in Swanscombe, and Ebbsfleet International Station, where Tara (Gemma Arterton) watches the trains on one occasion and later leaves for Paris.

The Escape was released in the UK on Friday 3rd August 2018.

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The Lady in the Van (2015)

The Lady In The Van - Dame Maggie Smith as Miss Shepherd being pushed in a wheelchair by Alex Jennings as Alan Bennett in

The Lady In The Van – Dame Maggie Smith as Miss Shepherd and Alex Jennings as Alan Bennett © Sony

Writer: Alan Bennett

Director: Nicholas Hytner

Starring: Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Dominic Cooper, James Corden, Jim Broadbent, Frances de la Tour

Production company: BBC Films, TriStar Productions

Kent Locations: Broadstairs – High Street, Esplanade, Harbour Street, Viking Bay Beach,  Morellis Gelato, Buckmaster House

The Lady in the Van is British film based on the true story about a homeless woman, Miss Shepherd (Maggie Smith), who temporarily parked her old yellow van on the driveway of writer Alan Bennett (Alex Jennings) in the 1970’s. As fifteen years went by, the pair developed an endearing but sometimes turbulent relationship, which translates into a funny, poignant and life-affirming story.

Adapted by Alan Bennett (The History Boys, A Private Function, Prick Up Your Ears) from his memoir of the same name, the film is directed by Nicholas Hytner (The Crucible, The Object of My Affection, Center Stage).

Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Gosford Park) stars as Miss Shepherd with Alex Jennings (The Queen, Babel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason) playing Alan Bennett.

Also starring is Dominic Cooper (Mamma Mia!, Need for Speed, Captain America: The First Avenger), James Corden (Begin Again, Into the Woods, The History Boys), Jim Broadbent (Moulin Rouge!, Cloud Atlas, Gangs of New York) and Frances de la Tour (Hugo, The Book of Eli, Alice in Wonderland).

In November 2014, The Lady in the Van production team came to Kent to film in Broadstairs including the High Street, Esplanade, Harbour Street, Viking Bay Beach and http://www.morellisgelato.com/ for the scenes where Miss Shepherd (Maggie Smith) visits the coast. Buckmaster House in Broadstairs also doubled as Weston-Super-Mare for the scenes where Alan Bennett visits his mother.

Broadstairs is a traditional British seaside town offering sandy beaches with rides, beach huts, surfing, a harbour and cliff-top promenade. The High Street has historic red-brick buildings occupied by cafes, restaurants, bars and shops. Broadstairs has also been used as a film location in Eastenders (2015), Edge of Heaven (2014) and Hancock and Joan (2008).

Don’t miss The Lady in the Van which is released in cinemas on Friday 13th November 2015.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OA8tMziteZM

 

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