David Hare’s new BBC drama, Collateral, features London locations
The latest project from the critically acclaimed writer, David Hare, utilised several locations throughout London for filming. The four-part series is Hare’s first foray into television and has been produced by The Forge (The Miniaturist).
FilmFixer Director, Andrew Pavord says: “a lot of Londoners were quite excited to see Carey Mulligan (Kip Glaspie) at work. In Camden, she and the team park up at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms on Great Queen Street to retrieve the phone of a character called Fatima. And there’s a lovely montage of her walking along the Albert Embankment in Lambeth."
Collateral features an all-star cast including Carey Mulligan, John Simm, Billie Piper and Nicola Walker. When a young pizza delivery man is murdered, the show follows four separate characters who are affected by his murder in different ways.
Andrew continues: “also pulled into Kip’s investigation is Jane Oliver played by Nicola Walker, a vicar desperate to hide her secret affair with the only witness to the crime. Her church scenes were filmed at St James Clerkenwell in Islington where the production made donations to charities including the local tenants and residents association, local regeneration trust and Priory House."
Additional locations include The Kennington Coffee Shop, Water Tower on George Mather Road, and the Mursell Estate in Lambeth. Hot Munchies in Southwark was used as the place of work for the show’s central murder victim.
High-end television shows can receive a 25% tax rebate in the UK upon meeting a required minimum spend of GBP1 million per-broadcast hour. FilmFixer recently assisted with the filming of another BBC programme, Hard Sun, which made use Highgate's abandoned railway station.
Collateral is now available to stream on BBC iPlayer.
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