Filming wraps in Wales on Roald & Beatrix

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Hartswood Films Roald & Beatrix Filming has wrapped in Wales on Roald & Beatrix, the tail of the curious mouse, which had been shooting for around four weeks in various locations and at Seren Studios (formerly known as Pinewood Wales). 

The Sky Original is produced by Hartswood Films and is inspired by the true story of when a six-year-old Roald Dahl met his idol Beatrix Potter, played by Dawn French. Jessica Hynes, Rob Brydon, Alison Steadman, Nick Mohammed, Nina Sosanya and Bill Bailey make up the cast. 

Abi Wilson wrote the feature-length drama that is a  that is a blend of live-action camera work, stop-frame animation and puppetry. John Hannah narrates; David Kerr directs. The drama is supported by Wales Screen

Elaine Cameron, producer, Hartswood Films, said: “This film follows a joyous and magical journey involving two of Britain’s most loved children’s authors. As filmmakers in the middle of a world-wide pandemic, we are similarly embarking on a journey – quite unlike anything any of us have ever experienced. 

“The optimism and resilience of the cast and crew and the bravery of Sky to back us to the hilt, is as inspiring to me as a producer as the story itself. We are delighted that Abi’s wonderful writing has attracted such a stunningly funny cast.”

Image: Hartswood Films via Twitter.


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