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Rellik, Howard’s End and Paul Thomas Anderson: what’s shooting in London

Date posted: 08.03.2017

Shooting in London this month are a back-to-front murder mystery, a 1950s fashion flick, and a literary costume drama.

Last adapted on screen in 1992, EM Forster’s classic novel ‘Howard’s End’ is currently in production by the BBC and Starz as a three-part mini-series. The story looks at social and class divisions through early 20th century England told from the perspective of three families - the wealthy Wilcoxes, the gentle and idealistic Schlegels and the lower-middle class Basts. The series will star Hayley Atwell, Rosalind Eleazar, Matthew Macfadyen and Tracey Ullman. The script has been written by Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea), and is being directed by Hettie Macdonald (Fortitude).

Another BBC series currently filming on location in London is Rellik (‘killer’ spelled backwards), a dark time bending murder mystery that unravels backwards, beginning with the killing and the killer. Written by Harry and Jack Williams, the six-part series is being directed by Sam Miller (Guerilla).

Still shooting are pre-apocalyptic crime thriller Hard Sun, southeast London drama Gone, organised crime drama McMafia, the second season of The Crown, and JK Rowling adaptation The Cormoran Strike Mysteries.

A new untitled feature written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson is also in production in the capital. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Lesley Manville, the film is set in the fashion world of 1950s London, following a dressmaker who is commissioned to design for members of high society and the royal family.

Features still in production are Mary Poppins Returns and The Current War.