Thanet’s starring role in film launching Alexa Chung fashion collection

The Alexa Chung fashion collection filming Photo Thanet council

A short film launching the new fashion collection by British writer and model Alexa Chung has been released – and features Botany Bay and Margate.

The collection, called Fantastic, is inspired by Britpop and disenfranchised youth.

The film, directed by London-based photographer Jesse Jenkins, uses the backdrop of Botany Bay, Dreamland and Margate Sands before moving to a London-based nightclub.

A Thanet council spokesman said: “Filmmaker Jesse Jenkins’ team got in touch with our film officer to help organise locations and then the crew came down to Thanet at the end of January.

“They spent a day shooting in Dreamland, on Margate main sands and at Botany Bay. You can see a video of it on culture channel Nowness.”

Filming in Ramsgate Photo Brian Whitehead

Thanet has become a filming hotspot with shoots last year including the adaptation of Nick Hornby novel, Juliet Naked, starring stars Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke and Chris O’Dowd as well as Azhy Robertson (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Lily Brazier (People Just Do Nothing), Ayoola Smart (Vera) and stand-up comedian Jimmy O. Yang.

Photo Frank Leppard

Actors Michael Caine and Charlie Cox were in Margate last Summer shooting scenes for Night in Hatton Garden, a movie about the Hatton Garden jewel heist that was carried out by a gang of ageing crooks in 2015.

Photo Steve Hatt

Crews from Sky Atlantic’s The Tunnel used the isle as a location and numerous adverts, photo shoots and music videos have also been filmed in Thanet.

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