Liar – Series 2 (2020)

Actors Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd standing in front of a building

Liar Series 2 (2020) starring Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd © Joss Barratt / ITV

Director: Chris Sweeney

Writers: Harry Williams, Jack Williams

Starring: Joanne Froggatt, Ioan Gruffudd, Zoë Tapper

Production Company: Two Brothers Pictures for ITV

Kent Locations Used: Deal and Kingsdown Beach in Dover, Tom Farm in Tonbridge & Malling

Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd reprise their roles in the return of this ITV psychological thriller, which will focus on the big question: who killed Andrew Earlham?

The series’ main character, Laura Nielson, is played by Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey (2010–2015), Dark Angel (2016)) with Andrew Earlham, her antagonist, played by Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic 4 (2005) Titanic (1997)), meanwhile Zoe Tapper (Mr Selfridge (2013), Grantchester (2020) plays Laura’s sister.

Liar Series 2 is directed by Chris Sweeney and welcomes back creators Harry Williams and Jack Williams. As well as penning Liar, the Williams brothers are also known for writing BBC1’s The Missing and Rellik. Their next creation is Kate Beckinsale drama The Widow.

Series Two picks up three weeks after an arrest warrant was issued for Andrew Earlham for the sexual assault of 19 women. When Andrew’s body is found in the Kent marshes, Detective Inspector Renton, played by Katherine Kelly (Mr Selfridge (2013)) is tasked with uncovering clues about Andrew’s past and unpacking the events of the three crucial weeks leading up to his murder. New cast members also include Howard Charles (The Widow (2019), The Musketeers (2014-2016)) as Carl Peterson, and Amy Nuttall (Downton Abbey (2010–2015), New Tricks (2014-16)) as Winnie Peterson.

During the filming of Series Two production filmed in Deal as Laura’s Home town. Filming took place in and around Deal Pier, The Marina, Dunkerley’s Restaurant and Hotel, the Black Douglas Coffee House and Deal Beach Parlour. Additional filming took place at Kingsdown Beach  and The Zetland Arms Pub.  Tom Farm in Tonbridge & Malling was also filmed as a rural location.

The coastal town of Deal has a long naval history and is one of the major cinque ports along the south coast. Deal is a winner of the Daily Telegraph’s High Street of the Year 2013 award. The Pier is a significant local landmark and public amenity offering excellent views of the town. It is internationally recognised as an angling venue and features a glass-walled café-bar on the pier-head.

Kingsdown Beach, located just up the coast from the White Cliffs of Dover, has a secluded shingle beach, with plenty of benches suitable for picnics.

East Kent is home to spectacular coastal landscapes and historic towns and boasts excellent transport links to London and western Europe. East Kent has been used for filming several recent hit TV productions such as Baptiste (2019), Next of Kin (2018) and The Tunnel: Vengeance (2017).

Tom Farm, situated in the district of Tonbridge & Malling, is a large working farm offering a huge array of shoot location opportunities. Home to a wide mix of farm animals, including sheep, cattle, pigs and horses, Tom Farm offers 1,000 acres of arable land, a butchers shop, country store and a breakers yard within its ownership. Recent productions to film in the district include feature film Making Noise Quietly (2019) and TV documentaries Horizon: My Amazing Brain – Richard’s War (2018) and Harry Potter: A History of Magic (2017).

Liar Series 2 is due to air on ITV on Monday 2nd March 2020 at 9pm.

Links

For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information on Liar please visit: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6021284/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

For more information on Deal please visit: https://www.aboutdeal.co.uk/

For more information on Zetland Arms Pub please visit: https://www.zetlandarms.co.uk/

For more information on Dunkerley’s Restaurant and Hotel please visit: https://www.dunkerleys.co.uk/about

For more information on Tom Farm please visit: https://www.farmlocations.co.uk/shoot-locations/tom-farm-da3/

For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: https://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/


The Capture (2019)

A female detective standing at a desk with screens behind her showing a fugitive.

The Capture ©IMDb

 

Writer: Ben Chanan
Director: Ben Chanan
Starring: Holliday Grainger, Callum Turner, Ralph Ineson, Famke Janssen, Ron Perlman.
Production Companies: BBC One, Heyday Television, NBCUniversal International Studios
Kent Locations Used: Canterbury Prison

Sean Emery (Callum Turner) returns to take care of his daughter after being wrongly imprisoned in Afghanistan on murder charges. However, his life is once again turned upside down when new CCTV footage emerges which seems to suggest incriminating evidence. DI Rachel Carey (Holliday Grainger) is determined to get to the bottom of the story and soon discovers the truth may not be all that it seems.

Written and directed by Ben Chanan (Cyberbully, Our World War), this gripping six-part drama with a focus on technology stars Holliday Grainger (Cinderella, The Finest Hours) as DI Rachel Carey and Sean Emery is played by Callum Turner (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Writer’s Room, Assassin’s Creed). Ralph Ineson (The Witch, Guardians of the Galaxy), Famke Janssen (GoldenEye, House on Haunted Hill, X-Men) and Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Sons of Anarchy) also star.

Production visited Canterbury Prison to shoot for two days in 2018.

Canterbury Prison was sold to Canterbury Christ Church University in 2014 and is now part of the university campus. The surrounding area of Canterbury has had a few films created in the area, including The Tunnel: Sabotage (2016) and The Rizen (2017).

Episode One of The Capture will air on Tuesday 3rd September 2019 on BBC One at 9pm.

 

 

Links:

For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information on The Capture visit: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8201186/?ref_=tt_ov_inf

For more information about the conversion of Canterbury Prison visit: https://canterbury.ac.uk/about-us/estate-master-plan/prison-conversion.aspx

For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: https://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/

 


Avengement (2019)

A man looks down at the camera. Above him is railings

Scott Adkins in Avengement (2019)

Writers: Jesse V. Johnson, Stu Small

Director:  Jesse V. Johnson

Starring:  Scott Adkins, Craig Fairbrass, Thomas Turgoose

Production Company: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Kent Locations Used: Canterbury Prison

This British crime thriller tells the story of gang member Cain Burgess (Scott Adkins) who evades his prison sentences to take revenge on those who have wronged him. Believing other people are the reason for his misfortunes, he fights his way back to confront his enemies.

Avengement was directed and written by Jesse V. Johnson (The Amazing Spiderman, The Last Sentinel, Starship Troopers). Starring is Scott Adkins (Accident Man, Doctor Strange, The Expendables 2) as the anti-hero Cain Burgess. Playing his equally vicious brother and prime nemesis is Craig Fairbrass (Cliffhanger, Rise of the foot soldier 3, London Heist). Another star among the gang members is Thomas Turgoose (This is England, Kingsman: The Golden Circle) who is from Grimsby in London.

A large portion of this film was set in Canterbury Prison, where several of the fight scenes were filmed.

Canterbury Prison has been closed since 2013 and was bought by Canterbury Christ Church University and is due to be extended as part of their campus. The authenticity of the Victorian prison is maintained, making it an ideal location for the crime and thriller genre. Other productions that have previously visited Canterbury Prison for filming include Wayfaring Stranger (2008) and Windmill Boy (2006).

The film was released on DVD on 17th June 2019 and is now available to watch on Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and Google Movies.

Links:

For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information on Avengement visit:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8836988/?ref_=vi_esc

For more information about the conversion of Canterbury Prison visit:

https://canterbury.ac.uk/about-us/estate-master-plan/prison-conversion.aspx

For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: https://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/