Film shoot in Margate with actor Geoff Bell for upcoming Libertines’ single release

Actor Geoff Bell taking part in the Libertines music video shoot Photo Frank Leppard

Actor Geoff Bell is in Margate this weekend filming for band The Libertines’ upcoming single release and music video.

Bell, who lives in Deal, has appeared in many films, such as Girl with a Pearl Earring, Stardust, The Long Firm, Making Waves, The Business and RocknRolla.

In War Horse he starred as Sargent Sam Perkins of the British Army, and one of his most notable roles was in the film Green Street, where he played a main role as Tommy Hatcher.

In 2008, Bell starred in the UK film Freebird, alongside Gary Stretch and Phil Daniels. In 2009, he appeared in the British film Tormented, and in 2010 Bell was in Five Daughters as DC Roy Lambert. He has also been in drama series Top Boy.

Photo Frank Leppard

More recently he has been in the television adaptation of the novel series His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman and a Louis Tomlinson  music video as well as Whitstable Pearl, also partly filmed in Thanet. In all he has appeared in some 50 movies and a number of TV programmes.

Filming today (October 7) has taken place in Cliftonville, Margate and Libertines hotel and bar The Albion Rooms.

Photo Frank Leppard

The shoot includes scenes with a Bentley Turbo R hired from Lee Collier of OhSoRetro.

More scenes are scheduled for tomorrow.

Carl Barât Photo Jason Knott

Libertines co-front man Carl Barât revealed filming is for the band’s latest single. He said: “(Geoff’s) working on something for our upcoming single, Run, Run, Run.

“The album was recorded at the Albion Rooms and we’re shooting the videos in the town. It’s very exciting.”

Photo Frank Leppard

Carl and bandmates Pete Doherty, John Hassall and Gary Powell have been a part of the isle community since they bought the former Palm Court Hotel in 2017 for £458,000.


They renamed it The Albion Rooms  and set about a three year transformation creating a studio, hotel rooms, The Waste Land bar and restaurant at the five storey Victorian building.

In April Carl and partner Cruel Hearts Club’s Edie Langley also opened Justine’s nightclub at the former Inferno site in Marine Gardens, in Margate.


  1. Oh, they’re the reason no-one could drive down Ethelbert Crescent last night as they kept holding up traffic with no police in sight to ensure accidents didn’t occur.

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