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/

 

 

 

 


LAMDA-on-Sea

Still from 'Lost Village'

Still from ‘Lost Village’

On Tuesday 12th May, LAMDA (the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art) will be screening five shorts, all set in Whitstable, at the Curzon in Soho.

Four professional writers were commissioned by LAMDA to write five short films, which graduating actors on the Foundation Degree in Professional Acting star in. As well as being directed and edited by industry professionals, the films were supported by students on the Stage Management and Technical Theatre Foundation Degree.

All students at LAMDA graduate with a show reel, voice reel and experience of shooting a short film with a professional director, screenwriter, editor, director of photography and crew.

Still from Driftwood

Still from ‘Driftwood’

The films examine a range of different topics and situations all centred around the coastal town. Bride of Blood is a tale of love; a gothic couple taking a romantic break to Whitstable. Meanwhile, Driftwood identifies directly with the students as Ella finishes university and struggles with her friendships. Ebb and Flow presents a divide in friendships and finding an unexpected body on the beach. House of Dreams presents two characters inheriting a huge sum of money and their decision on whether they should buy their dream house. Lastly, Lost Village explores four people divided by personalities and differences.

The five shorts are screened as part of the students’ final year degree programme.

Many well-known actors have graduated from LAMDA demonstrating its reputation for finding and developing talent. Alumni include Benedict Cumberbatch (2015 Golden Globe, BAFTA and Oscar nominee for The Imitation Game), Chiwetel Ejiofor (nominated for the 2014 Best Actor Oscar for 12 Years a Slave) and David Oyelowo (nominated for the 2015 Best Actor Golden Globe for Selma).

All students at LAMDA graduate with a show reel, voice reel and experience of shooting a short film with a professional director, screenwriter, editor, director of photography and crew.

 

Tickets cost £5 and are available for purchase from Wednesday 6th May at noon by calling the Box Office on 020 8834 0550 or online via the LAMDA website.

 

Links:

 

For more information about LAMDA: http://www.lamda.org.uk/drama-school

For more information about the Curzon: http://www.curzoncinemas.co.uk/soho

For more information about Whitstable: http://www.canterbury.co.uk/canterbury-district/Whitstable.aspx