Keira Knightley drama starts filming for Netflix

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Keira KnightleyA new Netflix drama begins filming in the UK this week starring Keira Knightley. 

Black Doves is created and written by Joe Barton and produced by his prodco Noisy Bear and SISTER

Set at Christmas, and against a backdrop of diplomatic tension, Knightley plays Helen, a woman with a secret identity who has an affair, until her lover becomes a victim of London’s underworld.

To protect Helen, her employers deploy an old friend of hers, Sam, and the pair undertake a dangerous mission. 

According to the Netflix tagline, “‘Black Doves is the story of two old friends coming back together, finding trust in one another in a world where trust can get you killed and, ultimately, changing the course of each other’s lives forever.” 

Barton and Knightley exec produce alongside SISTER’s Jane Featherstone and Chris Fry. More key production names are listed for subscribers on Production Intelligence. 

Black Doves was announced earlier this year, alongside other Netflix titles, drama Department Q and feature film Bank of Dave: The Sequel.

Production Intelligence subscribers can find more on these projects including likely filming dates and key HoDs; non-subscribers can click here to request a media pack or book a free guided walkaround of the site. 

At the time of the triple-commission announcement, Netflix’ UK VP for content, Anne Mensah, said: “It’s no secret that the U.K. produces some of the world’s most iconic entertainment.


"This is true for Netflix, too – from ‘Top Boy’ to ‘The Crown,’ ‘Heartstopper’ to ‘The Tinder Swindler’ – our productions are some of the buzziest, most watched and zeitgeist defining in the world. We are deeply committed to the U.K.”


Image via Tony Shek and Creative Commons. 

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