Outlaw - Film Stars Thank City Council
Gloucester City Council
FILM STARS THANK CITY COUNCIL
June 7, 2006
Top film stars have heaped praise on the city council after shooting scenes
for a blockbuster in the area.
Sean Bean heads an all-star cast for the movie 'Outlaw' which has a
number of scenes filmed at locations in Gloucester. The film, directed
by Nick Love, is to be released next year and co-stars Bob Hoskins,
Danny Dyer and Lennie James.
And during a break in filming the actors took time out to say how
grateful they were to the council for helping arrange filming in the
area at such short notice and that they would love to shoot in
Sharpe actor, Bean, internationally famous for roles in Lord of the Rings
and the Bond-movie, GoldenEye said "Gloucester is a great place to
film and the people have really got behind us. It would be great to come
back and film here in the future."
His co-star, Danny Dyer, known for roles in Human Traffic and The Business,
commented: "We have enjoyed shooting 'Outlaw' in this historic city and
the council must get a big thankyou for making things happen at such
Lennie James added: "People in the city have been very understanding
about what we have needed and given us their time and use of facilities."
And people can view an in-depth interview with Bean, Dyer and James
by logging onto the city council's website at www.gloucester.gov.uk/outlaw.
The decision to choose Gloucester as a location is another boost to the
regeneration programme. Traffic engineers from the city and county councils
have been working with the production team on the locations and resolving
any traffic issues.
It follows other recent productions including two Harry Potter films, 'These
Foolish Things' starring Lauren Bacall and Anjelica Huston and 'Amazing
Grace' starring Ioan Gruffudd and Albert Finney.
Leader of the Council, Mark Hawthorne said the filming of key scenes in the
production was a coup for the area.
He added: "Gloucester is increasingly being seen as a 'film friendly' location
and the benefits to the city are enormous. Film productions bring in large
economic benefits to a variety of businesses - and that is something we
are keen to encourage."
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