The Lost King production team head to Morningside to shoot Steve Coogan movie

The Lost King production team are asking that any residents who may be impacted by their stage lighting to contact them for assistance in blocking out the light.

Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 12:30 pm

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Stage lights will be used atop of cherry pickers at the junction of St Filan’s Terrace and Morningside Drive as well as at the junction of Morningside Grove and Morningside Drive.

Residents have been issued a letter that makes a request to residents that may have issues with bright lights shining into their home to get in touch with the production team by May 6 so that they are able to provide homes with black out curtains and other materials.

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Filming will be permitted on May 10 and the approximate shooting hours are between 13:30-23:30.

Cherry pickers will be used to elevate stage lighting to ensure that the crew is able to film scenes at night.

Morven Macpherson, location manager, penned a letter to locals, saying: “We are very much aware that we are visitors to your neighbourhood, and we rely on the cooperation and goodwill of local residents to make filming work. Please accept our sincerest apologies for any small delays or inconvenience that filming may cause.

"We will endeavour to keep any disruption to an absolute minimum, and by way of thanks in advance for your kind cooperation and assistance, we are liaising with Morningside Community Council in order to make a donation towards the community projects they are currently working on in your area.”

The Lost King filming plans

The film stars Alan Partridge legend Coogan as the husband of historian Phillipa Langley who played a key role in re-discovering the lost remains.

The last of the Plantagenet rulers died in battle in 1485 and his skeleton was found under a council car park in Leicester nine years ago.

Comedian and actor Coogan and his Stan and Ollie writing partner Jeff Pope are producing a film about the discovery of the king’s remains alongside acclaimed director Stephen Frears.

Filming is expected to take place in Edinburgh as well as in Midlothian where the film has gained permission from Midlothian Council to recreate the famous dig at the National Mining Museum’s Lady Victoria Colliery, Newtongrange.

Letter sent to residents from the production team for The Lost King

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