Hollywood just can’t keep away from Hackney. Anne Hathaway popped into Dalston at the Ridley Road market end of Colvestone Crescent on Thursday 22 June 2010 for a scene in her latest movie One Day, directed by Lone Scherfig, who also made the impressive An Education.
A few hours later Miss Scherfig and her team moved their kit to the Rio Cinema, necessitating Kingsland High Street’s being brought to a stop on a buzzing weeknight.
Two other feature films, one being directed by a Miss M.L Ciccione, are also shooting in East London. WE, Madonna’s second directorial attempt, is about the 1930s love story between a rich American Wallis Simpson (Andrea Riseborough) and an unemployable Englishman (James D’Arcy).
The third is The Veteran, directed by Matthew Hope and starring Yorkshire-born Tony Kebbell. The movie’s a thriller about an Afghanistan vet who falls into a web of spies and drug dealers when he returns to England. The small Hackney segment will depict a strip club.
Stand by for further roadblocks and bus diversions.