August 21, 2006
Brean beach turned into movie set for new Dracula film
Beach was transformed into a movie set on Monday morning (August
21st) when filming of a major new BBC film got underway.
the sound of 'lights, camera, action', film crews from Granada
TV were shooting a new version of Dracula, to be broadcast on
BBC One this Christmas.
Warren (Doctor Who) heads the cast of the adaptation of Bram Stoker's
1897 novel. Starring alongside him is a line-up of some of Britain's
brightest young acting talent, including Dan Stevens (Line of
Beauty), Sophia Myles (Thunderbirds) and Tom Burke (State of Play).
spokesman for Granada TV told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The rugged,
stark background of Brean Down makes an ideal backdrop. It appears
a mystical place and is well suited to Dracula."
other West Country beauty spots are also featured in the film,
including Chavenage House near Tetbury, Eastnor Castle in Ledbury
and Tyntesfield in Wraxall near Bristol. Woodchester Mansion in
Stonehouse will also make an appearance as Castle Dracula.
is not the first time that Brean, near Burnham-On-Sea, has been
used for filming big movies. In June,
Brean was used to film 'The Golden Age' starring Cate Blanchett.
Down transformed into movie set for The Golden Age