Margate hits the spot for Eric Morcambe biopic teaser, Peter Andre, Joe Pasquale and The Kooks

Contributed by editor on Aug 09, 2018 - 06:10 PM

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A trailer to promote a new biopic of comedian Eric Morecambe is the latest film to have chosen Thanet as its backdrop.


Shooting scenes for the teaser to the film, 'Mr Sunshine', the crew selected Margate as the backdrop for the trailer. With help from Thanet District Council’s film office, they used the T.S Eliot shelter located at Nayland Rock and the historic Theatre Royal in Addington Street.

The film is now looking for investors and will hopefully go into production in 2019.


The script for the full screenplay has already been written by BAFTA and Olivier Award-winner Tim Whitnall and the teaser trailer, released last month, hopes to generate a buzz about the film to aid the finance campaign.

Precious Theatre Royal

Tim Whitnall said: “Wonderful to shoot in Joan Morecambe’s hometown, and of course where she and Eric celebrated their nuptials!. A privilege to film inside the T.S Eliot shelter and the precious Theatre Royal, too. Margate is a film star!”

Director, Paul Hendy said: “We were absolutely thrilled to shoot Mr Sunshine in the stunning Theatre Royal in Margate, it was the perfect location – visually stunning with a real sense of history.”

Actor, Bob Golding, who plays Eric Morecambe said: “I am extremely excited at the prospect of making this movie. Very few comics have matched the love for Eric, and to play the great man again on film, as opposed to on stage, fills me with pride and joy. What an honour.”


Peter Andre

Thanet continues to be a popular filming destination this summer, with a host of crews visiting various parts of Isle. Celebrity Antiques Road Trip with Peter Andre and Joe Pasquale filmed in Ramsgate, while a music video from indie band, The Kooks was filmed around Cliftonville.

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