BRITBOX DRAMA ‘THE BEAST MUST DIE’ BEGINS FILMING ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT

Filming for ‘The Beast Must Die’, a new thriller that is set to be released on BritBox next year, has got underway on the Isle of Wight this week.

The cast for this new 5-part drama includes known names such as Chernobyl’s Jared Harris, as well as Cush Jumbo, Billy Howle and Nathaniel Parker of ‘The Inspector Lynley Mysteries’ fame. A number of local actors and extras will also appear on the small screen.

Filming is taking place at a grand property on Love Lane in Bembridge today (Friday), where the set represents a school sports day.

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Culver Down near Sandown will be partially closed to motorists tomorrow (Saturday) to allow filming to be carried out around the battery and pub. A car that has been made up to appear as though it has been shot at mysteriously appeared at the former battery yesterday, sparking rumours that it may form part of the storyline.

On Tuesday, the film crew took over a section of waterfront at Norton Spit, Yarmouth. Large marquees were also set up across the road in the garden of what is rumoured to be Stephen Fry’s Island residence.

Shooting began on Monday with film crews expected to be on the Island for the next 11 weeks.

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The Beast Must Die is being produced by New Regency Television and Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Films and tells the story of a grieving mother who infiltrates the life of the man she believes killed her son. It is a BritBox original and an adaption of the 1938 novel by Nicholas Blake – the assumed name of poet Cecil Day-Lewis, father of Daniel Day-Lewis.

Islanders can expect to see the locally-filmed series on Britbox at some point in 2021.

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Pepe
Pepe
1 year ago

Sh1tbox, more like.

It’s a hard life
It’s a hard life
1 year ago

I 2nd that.

Stichberry
Stichberry
1 year ago

Likely the car just came from Oakfield. Will be plenty in a similar state once pen fevvers is filled with the mainland’s finest.

Tim C
Tim C
1 year ago

That looks like my dads car!

Fact Checker
Fact Checker
1 year ago

The property mentioned is not Stephen Fry’s island residence unless by chance he is renting it!

Suzie
Suzie
1 year ago

Thought they would have to be given the locals 28 days notice before closing things off. Must be a real low budget production.

Upbeat
Upbeat
Reply to  Suzie
1 year ago

What a bunch of miserable old cretins. Never got anything good to say about anyone or anything! Are all islanders as miserable as you lot? Most people would say, isn’t it great that they are shooting a film on the Isle of Wight, not pulling it to bits before it’s even started!!!

Bran
Bran
Reply to  Upbeat
1 year ago

A modern adaption of ‘Shameless’ could be shot at a very low budget in several areas. Wait until p enny f eather is built and filled and the whole series could be made without driving anywhere else

Emma
Emma
Reply to  Upbeat
1 year ago

I’m an islander and I agree with you there!! I think it’s great it’s being filmed on the Island!! Miserable people x
 

 

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