Essex Boys - The Guardian/Film Unlimited

Last Update: 03 June 2000

21 April 1999

Source: The Guardian/Film Unlimited

And finally, as our ITN rival might once have said, Essex Boys - a thriller by Terry Winsor, currently filming in arguably Britain's most sought-after locales, Clacton and Epping Forrest. Our source reports a "bloody knackering" shoot, thanks to mostly night-time filming and Essex's less than salubrious climate.

Celebrations were almost afoot on set over the weekend, where doesn't-your-wife-love-'im Sean Bean was busy turning a respectable 40 years of age. Ex-Bond baddie Sean, who's playing "a complex, psychotic gangster", had to shoot his biggest scene on his birthday, so frivolities and festivities have been put on hold until this weekend, when the film wraps. Essex Boys also features Nil By Mouth's Charlie Creed-Miles, Alex Kingston and Tom Wilkinson.

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