Heartstopper (2022)

Joe Locke as Charlie and Kit Conner as Nick sit shoulder to shoulder smiling. Joe wears a green hoodie and tan jacket and Kit wears a navy jumper. Cartoon leaves are floating in the air above their heads against a cloudy background.

Joe Locke and Kit Connor in Heartstopper (2022) © See-Saw Films

Director: Euros Lyn
Writer / Creator:
Alice Oseman
Starring:
Joe Locke, Kit Connor, Corinna Brown, Sebastian Croft
Production Company: See-Saw Films
Kent Locations Used:
Herne Bay

Heartstopper (2022) is an adaptation of Alice Oseman’s graphic novels which tell the story of Charlie, played by newcomer Joe Locke, and Nick played by (Kit Connor (His Dark Materials, Rocketman), who meet at an all-boys grammar school and become friends before falling in love. This is a story of love and friendship and deals with issues such as coming out and mental illness. The first season will have eight episodes, each 30 minutes in length and will air on Netflix.

Heartstopper is written and created by Alice Oseman and directed by Euros Lyn (Doctor Who, His Dark Materials). Joining lead actors Joe Locke and Kit Connor are Corinna Brown (The Show Must Go Online, Daphne) as Tara Jones and Sebastian Croft (Game of Thrones, Where Is Anne Frank) as Ben Hope.

During filming, production visited Herne Bay to film a short scene for Episode 8, where Nick and Charlie visit the seaside and decide to go public about their relationship. Locations featured include the Pier, beach and town centre.

Herne Bay is a coastal resort which is home to the world’s first free-standing purpose-built clock tower. Herne Bay Beach is a shingle beach, lined with beach huts stretching from Herne Bay to the Yacht Club at Hampton Pier. On a fine day, there are views to Reculver to the east and Whitstable, Isle of Sheppey, and Southend to the west.

Recently Two Weeks to Live (2020), Kate & Koji (2020) and Whitstable Pearl (2021) filmed in Herne Bay.

Heartstopper is due for release on Netflix on Friday 22nd April 2022.

For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map.


Veer (2010)

Zarine Khan walking in the snow holding a book with a bike behind her.

Zarine Khan as Princess Yashodhara © Eros International

Director: Anil Sharma

Writers: Salman Khan

Stars: Salman Khan, Mithun Chakraborty and Jackie Shroff

Filming Locations: The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Rochester Castle

Set in 1875 and starring Bollywood legend Salman Khan as Veer, this is the love story of an Indian warrior under the British Raj. With the arrival of the British, Indian Kings and Nawabs entrust their treasured kingdoms to the foreigners. Not so Veer. Being a member of the Pindari, he prefers death to dishonour and decides to fight the invaders.

Salman Khan as Veer walking down a street with horse and carriages, white buildings are either side

Salman Khan is Veer © Eros Entertainment

The stakes are raised when he falls in love with Princess Yashodhara (Zarine Kahn), daughter of a British collaborator and his sworn enemy, played by Jackie Shroff.  Veer takes on the might of the British Empire and its allies not only for justice, but also to win his true love.

Salman Khan, who wrote the story for the film, gained one and half times his body weight to fit the role.  Over 20 years in the making, Khan’s hard work and determination finally paid off when he completed his ‘dream project’.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham provided the perfect period location for Director, Anil Sharma, to stage a funeral sequence, a winter scene and a Victorian Street, all within its grounds.

Rochester Castle became the romantic backdrop for a musical sequence complete with horse and carriage.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is set over 80 acres on part of the site of the former royal/naval dockyard at Chatham. The site boasts 100 Georgian and Victorian buildings, cobbled streets and a Cold War submarine and Victorian ropery. Previously filmed at The Historic Dockyard Chatham include The Crown (2016)Great Expectations (2012) and Wayfaring Stranger (2008).

Rochester Castle is a 12th Century Castle which prides itself on being one of the best preserved castles in England. The castle is set in beautiful gardens and overlooks the River Medway and has been used for filming by  The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012).

Veer is out on DVD.

For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map.