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


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/