Thursday, 19 April 2018

Great Fire of London recreated by film-makers

THE sights and sounds of Europe’s greatest metropolis in the 17th century are being recreated in Henley for a new drama on the Great Fire of London.

The Henley Standard was invited to Highlands Farm Business Park and the set of The Great Fire, a four-part series set to be aired on ITV in the autumn.

It was written by Tom Bradby, ITN’s political editor, and features stars including Charles Dance, Andrew Buchan, Jack Huston and Daniel Mays.

The story of baker Thomas Farriner and his fabled involvement in the fire of 1666 is being dramatised by Ecosse Films.The drama will unfold over four days as the fire indiscriminately takes hold of the city.

Farriner is played by Broadchurch actor Buchan. Diarist Samuel Pepys, a confidante of the King, will be portrayed by Mays and Boardwalk Empire and American Hustle actor Jack Huston plays the king. Dance is Lord Denton, an emissary of the king.

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