Hull’s Old Town transformed into Georgian London for ITV thriller

It’s the latest show to use Hull as a filming location.

Filming for ITV period drama The Confessions of Fannie Langton has been taking place in Hull’s Old Town this week.

The northernmost part of High Street, close to Hull College, has been closed to traffic as it is transformed into Georgian-era England.

The Confessions of Fannie Langton is an adaption of the debut novel of the same name by writer Sara Collins.

Described as “a historical thriller”, the plot sees servant and former slave Frannie accused of murdering her employer and his wife.

Locations covered in the novel range from Jamaican plantations to the laudanum-filled streets of Georgian London.

One crew member told Hull Live: “First time I’ve worked in Hull and it’s been great. Much rather be filming here than in bloody London.”

Last month, ITV announced the actors cast in the major character roles for the show. Karla-Simone Spence (Blue Story, Wannabe) leads the cast in the role of Frannie Langton.

Sophie Cookson (The Trial of Christine Keeler, Kingsman: The Secret Service) is murdered wife Madame Marguerite Benham and Patrick Martins (Redemption, Blasts From The Past) plays Laddie Lightning.

Writer Sara Collins said: “So many authors write with their dream cast in mind so I was delighted at our table read to discover that ITV and the producers and director had assembled mine!

“This is an electric cast and I can’t wait to see their work. Every moment of watching them prepare their performances has been wonderful.”

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