The Killing Kind doubled Bristol for London during six-month shoot for Paramount+

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The Killing KindParamount+ original drama The Killing Kind doubled Bristol for London during a lengthy six-month shoot that began in January this year. Filming also took place at The Bottle Yard Studios

The thriller, from Eleventh Hour Films, is based on Jane Casey’s novel about top-flight barrister Ingrid Lewis (played by Emma Appleton) who is rebuilding her life after getting too close to John Webster (Colin Morgan), a dangerous client whom she defended in a stalking case.

As she starts to pick herself up, he reappears, turning her world upside down once again…  

Although some shooting did take place in the original story setting of London, many Bristol locations were used to double for the capital, with the assistance of Bristol Film Office.  

Interiors for court chamber scenes were filmed at a property on Bristol’s Great George Street while The Guildhall in Bath provided the setting for Crown Court scenes.

A tranche of well-known Bristol spots such as the Lord Mayor’s Reception Hall, Telephone Avenue off Baldwin Street, Highbury Vaults pub, bars in the Corn Street area, Old Sneyd Park, Glenavon Park and East Street also hosted filming, as did College Green, St Andrews Park, Queen Square, Denmark Street and Clifton College. 


The Killing KindAvon Street, Bristol

Avon Street was the location for a nighttime stunt scene featuring rain effects, while Frog Lane was the setting for a boxing gym  and a building on St Thomas Street was dressed as a police station. Filming also took place in nearby Clevedon, Brean Down and Portishead. 


The Killing KindTelephone Avenue, Bristol

The series is executive produced by Paula Cuddy, Eve Gutierrez and Jill Green alongside author Jane Casey, lead director and writer Zara Hayes and writer Jonathan A.H Stewart. 

Executive producer Eve Gutierrez said: “Shooting in Bristol never fails to surprise and excite. The diversity of locations, the support of the Bristol Film Office and the first-class crew based in the city made it an immediate choice for The Killing Kind.”

Laura Aviles, senior film manager, Bristol City Council, added: “Bristol’s film-friendly infrastructure continues to attract high calibre production companies to make their high-end TV drama for international audiences right here in the city. 

“Eleventh Hour has brought two major titles to Bristol in the past year; The Killing Kind and Alex Rider. The inward investment, employment and knock-on benefits this type of filming brings into Bristol’s economy is vital to our creative sector and it’s always rewarding to watch the end result on screen.” 


The Killing KindClifton College, Bristol



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