Simon Russell Beale & Gemma Arterton film Kill the Light in London and Yorkshire

Simon Russell BealePrincipal photography has just got underway in Yorkshire and London on Kill the Light, a starry feature with Gemma Arterton, Paapa Essiedu and Simon Russell Beale on board.  

Anand Tucker directs the film from a screenplay by Patrick Marber; Marber has adapted the script from Anthony Quinn’s novel, Curtain Call, a pastiche of 1930s crime writing. 

The period drama, a murder mystery set in London, centres on theatre critic Jimmy Erskine, who becomes embroiled in blackmail and murder, played out against the backdrop of Soho’s sleazy theatreland. Paapa Essiedu plays his assistant. 

Kill the Light comes from Mark Gordon Pictures and Culmination Productions with Jolyon Symonds of Fearless Minds producing. 


Gemma Arterton image via Dave Hogan and Getty Images.
Simon Russell Beale image via Ian Gavan and Getty Images.


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