A RAUNCHY TV drama starring actor Richard E Grant and X-Files star Gillian Anderson will be shot in Liverpool.
The city’s Georgian Quarter is to be transformed into 1870s London
for the BBC Victorian period drama, The Crimson Petal and The White.
Cast and crew working on the four-part adaptation of Michel Faber’s
international best-selling novel will come to Liverpool in two weeks.
It comes hot on the heels of the news that big-budget superhero
flick Captain America: The First Avenger will be filmed in the city.
Hollywood’s Marvel Productions, famous for X-Men, Fantastic Four and The Hulk, will use Liverpool’s Stanley Dock this September.
Producers chose the docklands for the location to recreate a wartime submarine, which will be part of an action-packed sequence.
The filming locations for Captain America were organised through the
Liverpool City Council’s film office and Vision+Media, which brought
blockbusters including Nowhere Boy, Sherlock Holmes and Harry Potter and
The Deathly Hallows.
The Crimson Petal and The White, produced by Origin Productions, will
tell the story of Sugar, a well-read prostitute who yearns for a better
life having become trapped by the limitations of a woman’s role in
Things change for her, however, when she meets William Rackham, a
wealthy man who falls for her charms and buys her out of the brothel.
Lynn Saunders, manager of Liverpool Film Office, said: "Liverpool's
Georgian Quarter is a huge favourite for film makers. “The style and
almost perfect condition of the architecture, and the ease with which we
can make a few quick changes to revert it back to its original look,
makes it a very appealing location. We've hosted so many productions
there now that residents and our partners make it easy for them to do
their work with the minimum of fuss and hassle. And that welcoming,
can-do reputation is a big factor when studios choose to film in