Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Jayd Johnson: filming 'Field of Blood' second series

Lights, camera, action - in Glenburn
The cast of a hit BBC television show picked a location in Paisley to film part of their second series.
Field of Blood star Jayd Johnson headed for Skye Crescent, in Glenburn, where the production spent a full day on set.
And Chewin’ The Fat actor, Ford Kiernan, was also in town as part of the all-star cast.
The thrilling crime drama, written by award winning author Denise Mina, centres on the ferociously male-dominated world of 1980s newspaper journalism.
The new series takes Paddy Meehan (Johnson), who is now a fully-fledged newspaper reporter, through the changing face of journalism, set against the backdrop of the brutal miner’s strike.
The cast and crew spent the day in Glenburn and many locals chanced their arm to try and get some ‘extra’ work.
George Costello, from Glenburn, revealed how he approached the production team in the hope of landing a last-minute starring role.
He said: “My philosophy is that if you don’t ask, you don’t get – although on this occasion I didn’t get!
“It was just quite exciting to see a film unit in my neck of the woods and especially Field of Blood. I absolutely loved the first series.
“I went over and asked if they were looking for any extras but I was told that they had brought them all with them.”
But in a real coup for the production, former Coronation Street star, Katherine Kelly (who played Becky McDonald), will join Johnson, Kiernan and David Morrissey, as Maloney, the new editor-in-chief of the paper.
Although she wasn’t required for the Glenburn scenes, Katherine told the Paisley Daily Express: “I’m delighted to join the cast of Field Of Blood: The Dead Hour.
“I think Davy Kane’s scripts are fantastic, as is his vision for the show. Maloney is a ferociously ambitious character and I’m excited to play such a ruthless, yet complicated, woman.
“I’m really looking forward to filming in the west of Scotland with a top class cast and crew.”
Christopher Aird, BBC Scotland Head of Drama and Executive Producer, added: “Field Of Blood: The Dead Hour will see the return of the brilliant characters and stories that made the first series so authentically thrilling.
“This second series builds on the success of the first and I’m very excited we have Katherine Kelly, one of the best young actresses in the country, in our cast.”
The drama, which is set to transmit on BBC Scotland in 2013, also stars Amy Manson (Misfits) and Michael Nardone (River City).
Source: Paisley Daily Express

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