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15/03/2017

WWII Drama Scenes Filmed In Bristol

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Princes Wharf in Bristol is set to hit cinema screens later this month with the UK premiere of British World War II film, Another Mother's Son.

Supported by Bristol Film Office, the drama – produced by Bill Kenwright Films – filmed one of its largest scenes on Bristol's harbourside. Princes Wharf was used to recreate St Helier Harbour in Jersey and the production set up their unit base for the shoot at Lloyds Amphitheatre.

Another Mother's Son tells the true story of Louisa Gould and her bravery to protect a young man's life against the context of the Nazi occupation in Jersey. The film features Ronan Keating, Jenny Seagrove, John Hannah, Amanda Abbington, Peter Wight and Susan Hampshire.

Laura Pye, Head of Culture for Bristol City Council, said: "Bristol Harbour is one of Britain's most beautiful and historic ports and it's fantastic to see it serve as a backdrop in one of the largest scenes in Another Mother's Son. It further cements Bristol's strong reputation for film and TV production and I look forward to seeing the iconic Bristol landmark on the silver screen."

A spokesperson for Another Mother's Son said: "We had a great day shooting outside the M Shed at Princes Wharf during production. When we first set out to make this film, one of our main challenges was sourcing a sizeable 1940's steam ship onto which our Jersey deportees would be loaded. The quayside by the Balmoral was ideal for our film. The period cranes, the other barges and the great support of the Bristol Film Office and the Harbour Master helped us to achieve fantastic production value for one of our film's biggest scenes."

From a screenplay by Jenny Lecoat and directed by BAFTA-winning Chris Menaul, Another Mother's Son filmed for six weeks across Somerset and the South West of England in November – December 2015. It is produced by Bill Kenwright.

It receives its UK premiere on 24 March.

Image: Ronan Keating and Jenny Seagrove star in Another Mother's Son.

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