Massive lights outside Hortus this morning. Weirdly,
it’s an ad for Pizza Express. Wonder why they didn’t use the equally photogenic Pizza Express up the road? (Hope they can remove the raindrops in post…)
Tag Archives: filming
Loads more photos and info about the Bollywood filming in Blackheath last week on the Globe Jotters blog:
Bollywood comes to Blackheath – Katrina and Shahrukh on set in London
Bits of Blackheath were covered in fake snow yesterday, apparently for a Bollywood film production, at All Saints Church.
Pics from twitter in the links below:
UPDATE: It appears to have been a romantic film directed by Yash Chopra, with the working title “Production 45”, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif.
Flickr user Beglen spotted another film crew in Blackheath yesterday – anyone know what they were up to?
Rumour has it that they were filming for a Vodafone commercial…
I promise I do go to other places besides the Farmers Market, honest. As I was wandering up, I saw this message from Blackheath’s Premier Twitterer, Richard Bacon. He said that Aldo Zilli is at the Farmer’s Market, so it must be good…
And sure enough, there Mr Zilli was, filming a new BBC series due to go out in the summer, tentatively called “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is” (who says the BBC is dumbing down?), whereby a load of “celebrity chefs” go to farmers markets in various cities, and then use the food at various posh restaurants. Apparently Nick Nairn was also wandering around the market too.
It sounds like a recipe for an angry AA Gill column to me, but anyway, the episode being filmed at the Blackheath Farmers Market will be about The Mercer, on Threadneedle Street in London.
Which is all great, except that I wouldn’t know Aldo Zilli, Nick Nairn or The Mercer, if I hadn’t just been told about them… Lord Reith had a rule forbidding the use of the word “famous”: If the person is famous, then the audience doesn’t need to be told that they are, as they will already be instantly recognisable, and if the person isn’t famous, then it is a lie. For less media-saturated times…
Blackheath as a filming location? Several days were spent on scenes for “The Boat that Rocked” last year. It is supposed to be appearing in cinemas soon, and IMDB suggests the beginning of April. It looks like a reasonable idea for a comedy – based on the Radio Caroline pirate ship – maybe like an English Sixties version of Pump up the Volume? Anything that involves a slightly drunk looking Bill Nighy is probably worth the ticket price, even if Richard Curtis’ last few outings haven’t exactly left Blackadder in need of a cunning plan.
I couldn’t spot any Blackheath in the trailer. Will Philip Seymour Hoffman be nipping to a 1960s version of Shepherd Foods for some light refreshment? We shall find out…