Creator: Tom Rob Smith
Director: Jakob Verbruggen
Starring: Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent, Edward Holcroft, Charlotte Rampling
Production companies: Working Title Television, BBC America, NBC Universal, BBC
Kent Locations: Isle of Grain, Medway and Dartford Crossing – QEII Bridge
London Spy is a gripping BBC Two five-part miniseries about a young man Danny (Ben Whishaw) who finds himself drawn into a dangerous world of espionage when his spy partner is found dead under suspicious circumstances. Danny must decide whether he’s prepared to fight for the truth, even though he is ill-equipped to take on what lies ahead of him.
The spy thriller series was created by best-selling author Tom Rob Smith (Child 44) and directed by Jakob Verbruggen (The Fall, The Bridge, Code 37).
London Spy has an outstanding cast including Ben Whishaw (Skyfall, Cloud Atlas, I’m Not There), Jim Broadbent (The Iron Lady, Harry Potter, Moulin Rouge!), Edward Holcroft (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Wolf Hall) and Charlotte Rampling (Broadchurch, The Duchess, Never Let Me Go).
The production filmed on the Isle of Grain in Medway for two days in October 2014 which is seen in episode one where the countryside and coast feature where Alex (Edward Holcroft) and Danny get to know each other.
In episode two, the Dartford Crossing QEII Bridge can be seen in the background of Danny’s workplace.
The Isle of Grain is on the Hoo Peninsula in Medway and has marshland and the fort, Grain Battery Tower. The Medway area has featured on screen in productions including Mr Selfridge (2012-2015), Black Sea (2014) and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012)
Don’t miss London Spy which starts on Monday 9th November 2015 on BBC Two at 21:00.
For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map.