Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
Highlands Farm to host star-studded TV drama
Published 07/03/14



A NEW ITV drama about the Great Fire of London is to be filmed in Henley.

The set is being built at Highlands Farm, a light industrial estate off Greys Road, and shooting will begin later this month.

The four-part drama, called The Great Fire, will feature stars including Andrew Buchan, Rose Leslie, Charles Dance, Jack Huston and Daniel Mays.

Written by ITN’s political editor Tom Bradby, it tells the story of humble baker Thomas Farriner and his fabled involvement in The Great Fire of London of 1666 when Charles II was on the throne. It is based on historical knowledge with fictional stories interwoven.

The series focuses on the circumstances that led to the catastrophic fire, Farriner’s family life at the bakery in Pudding Lane, the King’s extravagant lifestyle and Farriner’s complex relationship with his fictional sister-in-law, Sarah.

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

The sights and sounds of Europe’s greatest metropolis in the 17th century, Pudding Lane and the Palace of Whitehall will be recreated on location in Oxfordshire, Kent, Surrey and London.

Executive producer Douglas Rae said: “In 1666 London was the greatest city in the world with a population of 300,000. In just four days the Great Fire destroyed nearly half the city and threatened the monarchy. It’s a fascinating premise for a drama and creates the perfect backdrop for Tom Bradby to be at his most creative.

“We have assembled an amazing cast and production team and we’re looking forward to filming Tom’s fantastic scripts.”

Filming is scheduled to take nine weeks.


Published 07/03/14

MOST POPULAR
The charming codebreaker
Video: Don't like Mondays? Let's Rewind...
1.5 tonnes of rubbish dumped in car park
Crowds descend on Rewind as roads close
Boris isn’t having his old seat back, says MP
Peer pays £400,000 for village pub
Rewind Festival stars sign charity guitar
Actress makes film highlighting dementia
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
WWI memorial lunch raises £1,000 for appeal
Fares increase as Government transfers costs
Charity rowers stop off for a bacon sandwich
Skate park closed by town council
Local A-level results mirror national trend
Britwell Salome pub wins food award
Peer pays £400,000 for village pub
Mother defies jellyfish to swim Channel
Let’s rename new hospital
Video: Don't like Mondays? Let's Rewind...
Three businesses shut as another moves in
Entrepreneur guests at Queen Anne School
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST SPORTS HEADLINES
Tour of Britain comes to South Oxfordshire
League lead cut for Henley Cricket Club
Henley Town pick up first victory of season
Hawks have no answer to London Welsh
Teenager breaks regatta record with five wins
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 419429
www.higgsprinting.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD.

Cookie Policy | Copyright and Terms | Competition Rules | Contact Us | Advertise with us | Site Map
© Higgs & Co (Printers) Limited 2013  |  Registered in England number 1418717