Essex Boys - He's Bean to Brightlingsea

Last Update: 03 June 2000

21 April 1999

Source: This is Essex

He's Bean to Brightlingsea
Screen heart-throb Sean Bean has been filming in Brightlingsea.

Sean and a film crew were in Essex today shooting scenes for the film Essex Boys, based on the Rettendon murders.

Sean, and Alex Kingston of TV's ER and Moll Flanders, were yesterday filming in Brightlingsea.

Granada Films are producing the £4 million-budget Essex Boys, which is due to be screened on TV in December.

Sean, who has appeared in top movies including Bond's Goldeneye, Bravo Two Zero and Patriot Games and TV hit Sharpe, is believed to be staying in a Colchester hotel.

The film is an "edgy gangland thriller" and is based on the Rettendon murders where three drug barons were gunned down in December 1995.

Michael Steele, of Great Bentley, and Jack Whomes, of Suffolk, were convicted of the murders and sentenced to life imprisonment.

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