Scenes for drama expected to star Anna Friel are being filmed in Kingsgate

Filming in Kingsgate Photo Nicky Deco

A film that is expected to star Anna Friel and Mark Stanley is shooting  scenes on the isle today (June 26).

The full length feature, believed to be called Sulphur and White, is being filmed at Kingsgate.

Photo Nicky Deco

According to film listing site IMBd the drama is being directed by Julian Jarrold and is written by Susie Farrell. The plot involves a connection to a South African butterfly.

Photo Nicky Deco

Mark Stanley portrayed Grenn in the HBO series Game of Thrones. Anna Friel, who was once a Brookside soap favourite, has appeared in numerous TV and stage productions including her role as lead character Detective Sergeant Marcella Backland in the British crime drama Marcella.

Actor Dougray Scott and actress Emily Beecham also appear in the cast list published by IMDb.

Photo Nicky Deco

Filming is also taking place at Viking Bay today and tomorrow for  Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year programme.

The third and fourth heats are taking place at Viking Bay with new co-presenter actor and art-lover, Stephen Mangan, who replaces Frank Skinner, alongside Joan Bakewell.

Set up for Sky Arts filming Photo Dan Thomsett

A giant whale already in place at Victoria Gardens is Plasticus, the Sky Ocean Rescue ‘mascot’. The 10m model is made entirely of plastic waste and is aimed at raising awareness of ocean pollution.

The Sky Ocean whale 

The whale will stay on site behind the clock tower until late Wednesday afternoon. It will be lit up at night.

Read here: Sky Arts TV film crew – and a 10m ‘whale’- at Viking Bay for Landscape Artist series