Cotswolds Villages – the perfect film set

Over the last few month filming has been taking place for the film adaptation of JK Rowling's A Casual Vacancy. In all 6 Cotswolds Villages were used in the filming. These include Northleach and Painswick which were transformed into the fictional village of Pagford, where most of the action in the book takes place. Fans of Harry Potter will be pleased to know that Sir Michael Gambon, who played Professor Dumbledore in 6 of the Harry Potter films stars, playing the role of Howard Mollison, leader of the parish council. In the film, the tranquil Cotswolds scene with is rudely interrupted by an unexpected death. Also starring are Julia McKenzie (of Miss Marple fame) and Keeley Hawes.

The first episode of A Casual Vacancy will be aired on BBC 1 at 9pm on Sunday 15th February.

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Photo Credit: Chris Bellinger

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