Steve Coogan starts shooting The Lost King

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Steve Coogan Shooting begins today (23 April) on The Lost King, a feature from Baby Cow and Pathé exploring the events of 2012 when historian Philippa Langley helped uncover the remains of Richard III beneath a Leicester car park. 


Coogan plays Langley’s husband with Sally Hawkins on board as the historian whose unlikely discovery was the culmination of years of painstaking research. 

Stephen Frears directs from a screenplay by Coogan and Jeff Pope; the trio previously worked together on another based-on-real-events feature, Philomena, in 2013. 

Edinburgh Live reported last month that the excavation scenes would be recreated at Newtongrange, at the National Mining Museum’s Lady Victoria Colliery. Scotland’s production industry is booming at the moment, with record-breaking production spend figures and streaming giant Amazon boosting the country’s film-friendly profile with its first exclusive Scotland-based drama, The Rig, now underway.  


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