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New Worlds filmed in Bristol

1 April 2014


New Worlds Channel 4

New Worlds starts on Channel 4 tonight, and if you look closely you may spot several scenes shot in familiar Bristol locations.

The major new four-part historical drama written and created by Peter Flannery and Martine Brant follows on from their 2008 BAFTA-nominated series The Devil’s Whore.

Set in the turbulent 1680s on both sides of the Atlantic, Fifty Shades of Grey’s Jamie Doran stars as a brooding outlaw, joining fellow young idealists Freya Mavor, best known for playing Mini in Bristol-set Skins, Alice Englert and Joe Dempsie.

New Worlds filming in Bristol

Where was New Worlds filmed?

The Bottle Yard Studios in Hengrove became home to the production team for seven months last year while New Worlds filmed in Bristol and the South West.

Bristol locations included Ashton Court, Phoenix Wharf and Redcliffe Wharf .

Further afield, a range of period houses were used including Chavenage House, Great Chalfield Manor and Berkeley Castle, as well as locations in Ashton Hill Plantation, the Forest of Dean and Wells.

Bottle Yard Studios site manager Fiona Francombe said: “We were delighted to host one of the UK’s largest independent film and television drama production companies, Company Pictures, while they were busy making such a hotly anticipated drama.”

New Worlds filming Bristol

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