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Spooks film chooses Island for location shoot

A two week film shoot in the Island is set to provide a boost to the local economy and raise the profile of Manx locations for movie-makers.

An 80-strong crew arrived on Monday (14 April) to begin shooting on-location scenes for a new film version of the spy drama Spooks.

The movie follows a terrorist who escapes from M15 custody during a routine handover, with Jennifer Ehle, Peter Firth and Game of Thrones star Kit Harington in lead roles.  

A series of road closures are in place in and around Douglas during the shoot, which continues throughout the Easter weekend.

The Spooks film is based on the award-winning BBC One series and is due in cinemas in 2015.

Mike Reaney from Isle of Man Films says bringing the production to the Isle of Man is a real coup:

Picture caption:

Peter Firth and Kit Harington in Spooks: The Greater Good

Photo by Liam Daniel permission of Isle of Man Film

 

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