ITV Drama Grace: TV crew films dramatic ‘hit and run’ crash

FILM production staff were out in force to film a dramatic stunt for an ITV drama series.   Dozens of masked cast and crew gathered in Silverdale Road, Hove to film a “hit and run” crash for drama series, Grace.   The thrilling scene took several takes, with cameramen ensuring the stunt was filmed from every angle. 

In the main action sequence, actress Amanda Okafor, who plays DC Emma Jane Boutwood, could be seen getting out of a police car and approaching a pick-up truck.

 

The actress then holds up her police identification card before shouting: “Police, get out of the vehicle.”   She then steps backwards in a dramatic fashion, as if in reaction to the car moving forwards.   In an earlier take, filmed as part of the same scene, the pick-up truck was filmed driving, at speed, in the direction of Ms Okafor.  

A security guard working on the production confirmed crew were filming a “hit and run” sequence.  Several tents filled with technical equipment had been set up, as well as a huge crane which held up a light.   According to a tweet from producer Kiaran Murray-Smith, shooting is set to come to an end this weekend. 

On November 14, she shared a photo of an evening shooting session with the caption: “Night shoots on Grace with one week left on Looking Good Dead and Dead Simple completed.   “Nearly there! Great cast, amazing crew.” 

The drama series has been written by acclaimed screenwriter Russell Lewis and is being filmed entirely at locations in Sussex.  The series is an adaptation of two Peter James crime novels, Looking Good Dead and Dead Simple.  John Simm, who stars in the lead role as Detective Roy Grace, has been spotted in locations across Brighton.  

In September, the actor was seen shooting a scene in Sydney Street in the North Laine District, surrounded by a small crowd of extras. 

A month later, the actor was spotted filming in a seafront shelter in Western Esplanade, Hove.  

Woodingdean and Shoreham Port have also been used as filming locations.  

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