Written by Shona Smith on Aug 11, 2021. Posted in Production News

The Confessions begins shooting in Yorkshire

The four-part period drama produced by Drama Republic and adapted by author and writer Sara Collins from her breath-taking debut novel The Confessions of the same name has commenced filming in Yorkshire.

The period drama tells the story of Frannie Langton, played by Karla-Simone Spence (Blue Story, Gold Digger)as the young protagonist born into a life of slavery who is fighting to tell her own story. Principal production has begun on the historically authentic adaptation has begun shooting in Yorkshire.

The story is set against the dazzling opulence of Georgian London and narrates Frannie’s journey from a Jamaican plantation to the grand Mayfair mansion of celebrated scientist George Benham and his wife Madame Marguerite Benham. The plot twists and turns and events take a fateful turn as the Benhams are found murdered in their beds. Frannie is accused of murder; a murder she has no recollection of, other than she couldn’t possibly have killed her mistress because she was devoted to her. Dragged away to prison, Frannie attempts to piece together the events of that night.  She is deep into a laudanum addiction and unable to recall what happened.

Spence is joined by Sophie Cookson (The Trial of Christine Keeler, Kingsman: The Secret Service) as Madame Marguerite Benham and Patrick Martins (Redemption, Blasts From The Past) as Laddie Lightning and in the line-up for the murder mystery drama. Stephen Campbell Moore (War of The Worlds, The One) as renowned scientist and husband to Madame, George Benham.

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