Filming starts on Grace with John Simm

  • News

John Simm Filming is underway in Brighton on ITV’s Grace, starring John Simm. 

Screenwriter and Endeavour creator Russell Lewis has adapted Peter James’ best-selling series of books featuring DS Roy Grace; it is a co-production from Tall Story Pictures, Second Act Productions and Vaudeville Productions.

The mini-series had originally been scheduled to start filming in late April, but was one of the many projects that fell down due to the pandemic lockdown.  

Grace will be delivered as two feature-length films for ITV, Dead Simple and Looking Good Dead; John Alexander and Julia Ford direct respecitvely. The executive producers are Andrew O’Connor and Paul Sandler for Second Act Productions, Patrick Schweitzer for Tall Story Pictures and Michael Vine for Vaudeville Productions, alongside Lewis and James. 

James said of the project: “John Simm, who actually looks like the Roy Grace of my imagination, is inspired casting!  With John in the lead, the brilliant scripting by Russell Lewis, and our wonderful production team, I’m confident that fans of my novels and of TV crime dramas in general will be in for a treat.”

Photo via Richard Cartwright/ABC - © 2016 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. 

Also on The Knowledge

KFTV Report: Alternative studios around the UK

From old forts, manor houses, schools and airports to medieval theme parks, old breweries and underground theatres, a huge variety of large spaces in the UK are being taken over by film and TV productions to accommodate Covid protocols and social distancing on set.

Read More »