EVA LONGORIA IN BBC DRAMA BEING SHOT AT THE KYMIN

A BBC film crew along with 70 year old vintage vehicles - sets up  to film Decline and Fall at the Kymin, Penarth

A BBC film crew along with 70 year old vintage vehicles – sets up to film Decline and Fall at the Kymin, Penarth tonight.

A BBC film crew is setting up in the Kymin Penarth to shoot scenes for a new drama series which will star Eva Longoria – of American hit tv series “Desperate Housewives“.

The new drama series is a three-part version of British novelist Evelyn Waugh’s “Decline and Fall” which is set to be broadcast this autumn to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Waugh’s death  .  

Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria is playing the role of rich South American mother in Waugh’s novel called “Margot Beste-Chetwynde”.

Also starring are David Suchet (known as “Hercule Poirot” in the ITV Agatha Christie series) and comedian Jack Whitehall.

It’s the first time “Decline and Fall” has been made into a tv series.  Waugh died in 1966 and never saw the film of his novel which was released in 1969 .

Paul Pennyfeather is played by Jack Whitehall

Paul Pennyfeather is played by Jack Whitehall

His book tells the tale of a student –  “Paul Pennyfeather” (Jack Whitehall)  – who is wrongly-expelled from Oxford (after a prank carried out on him by a student society similar to the infamous Bullingdon Club) and who takes a teaching job in Wales under headmaster “Dr Fagan” ( to be played by David Suchet) and has a liaison with the mother of one of his pupils Mrs Beste-Chetwynde (Eva Longoria) .

Filming at the Kymin continues until 21:00 this evening and temporary traffic lights have been installed on Beach Road which may be closed from time to time during shooting.

 

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7 Responses to EVA LONGORIA IN BBC DRAMA BEING SHOT AT THE KYMIN

  1. MGG says:

    eva Longoria shot at the kymin!!!!!!!!! omg ,,,,,,oh hang on i see shes in a film . Bet its not as good as Romeo and Juliet this coming Saturday though

  2. Christopher David says:

    FAB.

  3. Harry says:

    Do we know how much VOG/Penarth Council received for rental of Kymin from BBC, and what that money will be used for?

    • AK says:

      I’m fairly sure it doesn’t get allocated for any specific purpose just goes into the general funds. Perhaps it will go towards a lick of paint, some toilet cleaner and a new lawnmower.

  4. CelticMan says:

    Maybe fill a few pot holes.

  5. Frank Evans says:

    Money raised in Penarth should stay in Penarth!!

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