Danny Boyle's 28 Years Later to take over Northumberland town as filming details confirmed

Danny Boyle and his team in Rothbury
-Credit: (Image: Steven Bridgett)


Danny Boyle will bring filming on his latest blockbuster 28 Years Later to a Northumberland town next week, as exact details of locations and dates have been confirmed. And locals might well spot an A-lister or two, now that the likes of Ralph Fiennes and Jodie Comer have been announced in in the cast of the zombie sequel.

The signs were very much there that Oscar winner Danny was very keen on using Rothbury for his 28 Days Later follow up, when the Slumdog Millionaire director visited the village with his team earlier this year, causing great excitement amongst locals as he was spotted scouting out an area near to the church.

And now, after letters were posted through doors to reveal road closures in the area, brought about by production on the much anticipated film, the details of just where and when Danny will be in residence have emerged. One of the many people delighted that Danny has selected Rothbury as a location for 28 Years Later is Councillor Steven Bridgett and it was Steven who shared details on the filming schedule on Friday afternoon.

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The crew will arrive in town on Monday July 1 to set up in Cow Haugh Car Park, Blaeberry Hill and Jubilee Crescent, the street where two houses will play a starring role in the movie. There will be some cordons in place, but disruption will be minimal.

Filming is set to commence at Blaeberry Hill from 8am on Tuesday and finish at 4pm, with an estimate of 3-7pm for scenes at Jubilee Crescent. Cow Haugh Park will be used as production base all day, with the trucks set to depart by 9pm.

Jubilee Crescent will be closed during filming only. Traffic management will be in place but road will only be closed when film crew are on site. During the filming period residential cars will still be let into Jubilee Crescent to park in their driveways etc.

To prepare for her role in 28 Years Later, Killing Eve actress Jodie revealed that she watched old videos of Cheryl on The X Factor to try and master the Geordie accent for her character.