Monday, 26 October 2009

Brighton Rock Filming

As you may (or may not!) know 'Brighton Rock' is being filmed in Brighton and Eastbourne at the moment.

Starring Helen Mirren and Pete Postlethwaite, the re-make of Graham Greene's novel is directed by Rowan Joffe and transposes the action from the 1930s to 1964, amidst the imfamous clashes between Mods and Rockers. Pinkie is played by Sam Riley, who played Joy Division singer Ian Curtis in Control and I'm pretty sure he's in the 3rd clip below.

So anyway, Charlotte and I popped down to Madeira Drive at lunchtime as we'd heard filming was underway. And lo and behold it was. Bit disappointed not to have seen the lovely Helen, but might pop back for a sneak later.

And although I don't think Rowan Joffe need be concerned by by shooting prowess, here are the best sneaky video clips we took.

We still quite can't understand why they've chosen to film some of it in 'ahem' Eastbourne. How rude. It's not called Eastbourne Rock is it.

For more about films made in Brighton, check out our Brighton on Film section.



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