26th December 2005

ITV broadcasts drama filmed at Hamptonne

ITV’s boxing day broadcast was an adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Under the Greenwood Tree, starring Keeley Hawes. Much of the two-hour drama, which was set in the 1850s to 1870s, was filmed at Hamptonne, Jersey’s country life museum in St Lawrence, alongside many of the island’s churches and beaches.

ITV later provided the film’s star, Hawes, with another tangential link to Jersey. She played Louisa Durrell in The Durrells which, although set in Corfu, depicted the childhood of Gerald Durrell who would go on to found Jersey Zoo.


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