A LOCATION FOR MOVIES
East Greenwich and the Movies
Moviemakers have often found ready made locations for scenes in their movies here in East Greenwich. Most recently the film crew of The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher (Hat Trick Productions) spent a couple of days filming scenes on Ballast Quay. In the past, scenes have been filmed for The Golden Compass (2007), with Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig at Anchor Iron Wharf, and the biopic The Krays was filmed in Caradoc Street, starring the brothers Gary and Martin Kemp in the title roles. A new film about the Kray twins, Legend, shot location scenes in Caradoc Street in June 2014, starring Tom Hardy playing both the the parts of both twins. A short spy film The Dry Cleaner written and directed by Chris Carr shot night scenes on Anchor Iron Wharf in March 2015.
In the days of Robinson’s scrap metal yard, the pop group
Bananarama filmed a video on the public footpath that ran between the towering mounds of scrap iron. The Secret Partner, starring Stewart Granger, was filmed by Basil Dearden at locations on Ballast Quay and Lovell’s Wharf in 1961. The List of Adrian Messenger was a 1963 John Huston film, starring Robert Mitchum, Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis and Frank Sinatra in cameo roles, alongside George C. Scott, Dana Wynter and Clive Brook. Ballast Quay and surrounding streets were again used as locations. In 2002 Mike Leigh shot scenes for his movie All Or Nothing here, and the ITV crime series The Bill often filmed in the area during its long run.
The Dry Cleaner (2015) Film Poster