The Halcyon (2017)

The Halcyon cast standing in a hall on a small staircase,

The Halcyon © ITV

Writer: Charlotte Jones

Starring: Kara Tointon, Steven Mackintosh, Alex Jennings, Olivia Williams, Jamie Blackley, Edward Bluemel, Hermione Corfield, and Matt Ryan

Production Company: Left Bank Pictures, ITV

Kent Locations Used: The Ropery and Anchor Wharf at The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Set in the 1940s, ITV’s The Halcyon charts the lives of staff and guests in a five-star hotel during World War II. The story is told from the point of view of Joe O’Hara (Matt Ryan), an American journalist and illustrates how the war permeated all areas of London life; be it that of the guests seeking an escape from the war or the forbidden love affair of the hotel’s resident jazz singer, Betsy (Kara Tointon). Samuel Sim’s soundtrack punctuates the action with sultry jazz tunes, and will be released the day the show airs.

The Halcyon brings together an incredible ensemble cast, including Kara Tointon (Eastenders, The Sound of Music Live!), Alex Jennings (The Queen, Babel) and Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense, An Education), Steven Mackintosh (Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), Sope Dirisu (Undercover, Humans) and Matt Ryan (Constantine, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour).

Exterior scenes of bombed London streets were shot at The Ropery and on Anchor Wharf, at  The Historic Dockyard Chatham in Kent.

Set over 80 acres in the Medway area of Kent, The Historic Dockyard Chatham has more than  100 Georgian and Victorian buildings as well as cobbled streets and dock spaces. The Historic Dockyard Chatham has previously welcomed filming from The Crown (2016), Partners in Crime  (2015) and Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows  (2011).

The Halcyon premiered on Monday 2nd January 2017 at 21:00 on ITV


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Mr Selfridge Series 3 (2015)

The cast of Mr Selfridge pose for a wedding photo in a church

ALANA BODEN as Beatrice,ZOE WANAMAKER as Princess Marie, LEON OCKENDEN as Serge De Bolotoff,KARA TOINTON as Rosalie Selfridge, JEREMY PIVEN as Harry Selfridge, GREG AUSTIN as Gordon Selfridge, and HANNAH TOINTON as Violette Selfridge © ITV

Starring: Jeremy Piven, Katherine Kelly, Aisling Loftus, Ron Cook, Zoë Wanamaker, Kara Tointon, Hannah Tointon, Sacha Parkinson, Leon Ockenden

Production Companies: ITV Studios, Masterpiece

Kent locations used: The Historic Chatham Dockyard, South Foreland Lighthouse Dover

Based on the novel ‘Shopping, Seduction and Mr Selfridge’ by Lindy Woodhead about the life of charismatic American entrepreneur, Mr Selfridge returns to ITV for a third series.

The new series picks up in 1919 just after the end of World War I, where Mr Selfridge mourns the loss of his wife Rose and finds himself distracted from running his grand department store.

Harry Selfridge talks to a group of Journalists in an airfield

JEREMY PIVEN as Harry Selfridge talks to Journalists © ITV

Mr Selfridge is played by Emmy award-winning actor Jeremy Piven (Entourage, RocknRolla, Old School) alongside a supporting cast including Katherine Kelly (Coronation Street), Aisling Loftus (The Borrowers), Ron Cook (The Diary of Anne Frank, Mrs Biggs) as well as new faces for series three, Zoë Wanamaker (My Family, Agatha Christie: Poirot), Kara Tointon (EastEnders, Last Passenger), Hannah Tointon (Hollyoaks, Walking with the Enemy), Sacha Parkinson (Hollyoaks, My Mad Fat Diary) and Leon Ockenden (Waterloo Road, Red Tails) .

The Mr Selfridge team once again returned to The Historic Dockyard in Chatham to film the exteriors of the Oxford Street store.  They also filmed at South Foreland Lighthouse in Dover, where the characters take a trip to the coast.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham lies on the River Medway and boasts a variety of Georgian and Victorian architecture, maritime environment, dry dock, cobbled streets, and industrial buildings. The Historic Dockyard Chatham is a popular film location which has previously featured in productions such as Mr Turner (2014), Call The Midwife (2012-2015) and Children of Men (2006).

South Foreland Lighthouse in Dover, is a Victorian lighthouse landmark along the White Cliffs of Dover. The White Cliffs of Dover has been featured on screen in productions such as Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows (2011) and On A Clear Day (2005).

Series three of Mr Selfridge starts on Sunday 25th January 2015 at 21:00 on ITV1.


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Last Passenger (2013)

Last Passenger Movie Poster- Last Passenger text in the centre with a montage of images of cast members on top.

Director: Omid Nooshin

Writers: Andy Love, Omid Nooshin

Starring: Dougray Scott, Kara Tointon, Iddo Goldberg, Lindsay Duncan, David Schofield

Production Companies: NDF International Future Films, UK Film Council, Pinewood Studios, 2B Pictures

Kent Location: Kent & East Sussex Railway, Rolvenden Station

Train carriage on fire, coming off the railway tracks at night

Writer-director, Omid Nooshin’s debut feature film “Last Passenger” is about a group of passengers stuck on a London commuter train as they fight for their lives when the driver’s twisted plans threaten the survival of all on-board.

Starring Iddo Goldberg (Defiance), Kara Tointon (Eastenders), Joshua Kaynama (Eva’s Diamond), Dougray Scott (Hitman) , Lindsay Duncan (Alice in Wonderland) and David Schofield (Gladiator).

The Last Passenger production team visited Kent & East Sussex Railway in November 2011 to shoot the carriage fire scenes at the end of the film.

Kent & East Sussex Railway provides a ten and a half mile rural railway track from Tenterden to East Sussex.

Don’t miss Last Passenger which will be released in cinemas on Friday 18th October 2013.



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