Thursday, 12 March 2009
Dramatics and theatricals.
The Scottish leg of Centurion, Neil Marshalls 'swords and sandals' thriller, finished filming last week. I found myself in the unusual position, as local fixer, of not having to make anything. The crew and extras numbered well over 100 people on some days in conditions from spectacular to extremely challenging. Without giving too much away you can expect plenty of blood, imaginitively spilled, and some very big scenery. After a similar photo appeared in the local paper I give you the 9th legion, slipping effortlessly into character by being cold, exposed, reluctant and 1200 years too early for North Face.
Now the esteemed members of the East Harsley pantomine players are in the house for a long weekend of murder mystery so the quality theatrics are expected to continue.