A sizeable film crew and actors dressed in period costume have been spotted with speculation that the filming of Gentleman Jack has taken place further north.
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A sizeable film crew has set up base at the National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool off Marina Way. The museum has said it will be closed for a ‘private event’.
In August the museum was used for the filming of the hit ITV drama Victoria which had previously filmed in Hartlepool twice last year.
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But Italian restaurant Portofino next to the museum said on Facebook the filming is for a new BBC period drama called Gentleman Jack starring Suranne Jones.
Portofino posted: “The BBC are in town to film a new Period drama called Gentleman Jack starring Suranne Jones.
“We have been given some period net curtains and have big lighting wagons outside. Keep a look out for us when it hits the TV.”
Set in 1832, BAFTA-winning Jones plays Regency landowner and industrialist Anne Lister from Halifax .
Among the vehicles seen in the car park were catering and make up vans and a lorry for a company that provides horses and carriages for the film industry.
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The eight-part series is written by screenwriter Sally Wainwright, who created Calderdale-filmed hits Last Tango in Halifax and Happy Valley, and will explore Anne’s life and those who lived at Shibden Hall and the estate.