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.

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Operation Mincemeat (2022)

The three actors pictured left to right are Matthew Macfadyen, Colin Firth and Johnny Flynn are dressed in Naval uniform and pose in front of a large Naval building. They carry brown leather satchels

Operation Mincemeat (2022) © Warner Bros / Netflix

Director: John Madden
Writers: Michelle Ashford, Ben Macintyre
Starring: Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen, Johnny Flynn, Kelly Macdonald
Production Company: See-Saw Films
Kent Locations Used: The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Operation Mincemeat (2022) is a drama set during World War Two. The film is based on the true story on how British intelligence officers pulled off one of the most successful wartime deceptions of Nazi Germany.

The film was written by Michelle Ashford (The Pacific, Boomtown) and is based on the book by Ben Macintyre. Stars of the film include Colin Firth (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Pride and Prejudice) as Ewen Montagu, Matthew Macfadyen (The Current War, Churchills Secret) as Charles Cholmondeley, Johnny Flynn (Vanity Fair, Stardust, The Dig) as James Bond author Ian Fleming and Kelly Macdonald (Line of Duty, The Victim) as Jean Leslie. Supporting cast includes Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey (2010), Summerland (2020)) and Alex Jennings (The Crown Series 1 – 4 (2016-2020), The Halcyon (2017)).

Production visited The Historic Dockyard Chatham to film on HMS Cavalier. Set on the River Medway The Historic Dockyard Chatham was once an active Royal Navy shipyard and is a popular Kent filming location, especially for period dramas looking for London street doubles. Previous WWII-based productions to film at the Dockyard include Summerland (2020), World On Fire (2019) and Red Joan (2019).

Operation Mincemeat will be released in UK cinemas on Tuesday 15th April 2022.

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Mr. Holmes (2015)

Mr. Holmes walking along a tree lined path

Mr. Holmes © See-Saw Films

Director: Bill Condon

Writers: Mitch Cullin (Based on the novel by), Arthur Conan Doyle (Characters), Jeffrey Hatcher (Screenplay)

Starring: Ian McKellen, Milo Parker, Laura Linney, Hattie Morahan, Patrick Kennedy

Production company: AI Film, BBC Films, FilmNation Entertainment, Archer Gray Productions, See-Saw Films

Kent Locations Used: The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Mr. Holmes is a crime film starring Ian McKellen (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, X-Men Trilogy) as a retired Sherlock Holmes dealing with the decline of his health and mental ability. He looks back at his incredible life, and with the help of Roger, his housekeeper’s son, Holmes seeks closure of an old, unsolved case.

Based on the seventh novel by author Mitch Cullin, the film is directed by Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, Fifth Estate) from a screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher (The Duchess, Casanova).

Ian McKellen is supported by Laura Linney (Hyde Park on Hudson), Hattie Morhan (Summer in February), Patrick Kennedy (Warhorse) and the film introduces up and coming actor, Milo Parker.

For 5 days in July 2014, the Mr. Holmes production team visited The Historic Dockyard Chatham in Kent, to use Anchor Wharf as a street in Japan. They also dressed the Tarred Yarn Store as a Japanese restaurant and the exterior of the Ropery for a street scene.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham has previously been used as a film location by BBC for Call the Midwife (2015), ITV’s Arthur and George (2015) and Les Miserables (2013).

Don’t miss Mr. Holmes was released in cinemas on Friday 19th June 2015 and is now available for DVD and online purchase.

 

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