Monday, June 2, 2014

Matthew Macfadyen: Ripper Street TV drama films in town...

Jun 01, 2014 13:00
 By Matt Jarram

Actors Matthew Macfadyen (Det. Insp. Edmund Reid) and Adam Rothenberg (Cpt. Homer Jackson) filming new series of drama Ripper Street at Manchester Town Hall Annex.

HEARTTHROB Matthew Macfadyen and Jerome Flynn have been using some of Loughborough’s most historic buildings to film scenes for a new series of Ripper Street.

The two actors alongside Adam Rothenberg used the backdrops and scenery of Taylor’s Bell Foundry, in Freehold Street.

There was also filming at Great Central Railway’s Quorn and Rothley station, with the historic railway giving the crew access to some of the station’s train stock.

Ripper Street is a gritty period drama from the BBC set in Whitechapel in London’s East End in 1889, six months after the infamous Jack the Ripper murders.

The first episode was broadcast on December 30, 2012 during BBC One’s Christmas schedule. It was reported that series two would be the last, but it looks like the crew are back for filming of a series three.

Before arriving in Loughborough, the three actors had been filming in Manchester.

Matthew Macfadyen is well-known for playing Mr Darcy in Pride & Prejudice alongside Keira Knightley as well as films that include John Birt in Frost/Nixon and Athos in The Three Musketeers

Alongside him was Jerome Flynn, one half of 1990s singing duo Robson and Jerome and currently starring as Bronn in the fourth series of Game of Thrones.

Adam Rothenberg is known for starring in Mad Money with Diane Keaton and The Immigrant.


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