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City centre street transformed into 1960s London with classic cars for ITV filming

City centre street transformed into 1960s London with classic cars for ITV filming

Liverpool’s Rodney Street was the newest location to get a ’60s makeover as filming continued within the metropolis on a brand new manufacturing of The Ipcress File.

The spy classic, made well-known within the 1965 movie model starring Michael Caine, is being re-made into a six-part TV sequence to be proven on ITV.

Liverpool is getting used to copy 1960s London and Berlin, the place the motion is about.

Film crews have been noticed at

a variety of areas

across the metropolis over the previous few weeks, together with St George’s Hall, Lime Street station, Castle Street, Exchange Street West close to Liverpool Town Hall, and the Philharmonic Pub on Hope Street.

In some instances, metropolis centre streets have needed to be closed to facilitate the manufacturing.

Today crews turned their consideration to the realm round Rodney Street, the place a variety of classic automobiles have been parked up – together with a classic “Grey Lady” saloon automobile and a Morris Minor van.

Another blast from the previous – a Morris Minor van

Production crews may be seen organising gear.

The forged for this new manufacturing is led by Peaky Blinders star Joe Cole, who’s taking over the chief position of British agent Harry Palmer, made well-known by Caine within the movie model.

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The ITV spy thriller additionally stars Lucy Boynton and Tom Hollander and is customized by BAFTA profitable Trainspotting author John Hodge.

In addition to Liverpool, filming will happen in Croatia later this yr.

ITV Studios are stated to be offering important financing for the manufacturing, with different co-financiers together with the Liverpool Film Office.

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Filming round Rodney Street of latest TV drama The Ipcress File. Photo by Colin Lane

Following the announcement in December 2020 that the sequence had been commissioned, ITV’s Head of Drama Polly Hill stated: “I’m thrilled to be bringing John Hodge’s good adaptation of such an iconic novel to ITV.

“Harry Palmer is an unimaginable half and this could have been not possible with out the appropriate actor, so we’re all delighted that Joe Cole will tackle the position.

“The expertise on and off display screen means this will likely be a deal with for audiences with regards to ITV.”