Apple TV + MI5 Films spy thriller Slow Horses at Harwich Harbor
Filming for an Apple TV + adaptation of MI5’s thriller Slow Horses took place yesterday at Harwich International Port, starring Oscar-winning Gary Oldman and Kristen Scott Thomas.
The 12-episode series of Mick Herron’s spy novels, Slow Horses and Dead Lions, will follow a team of British intelligence operatives who serve in MI5’s Slough House department due to their late-career mistakes.
Filming was initially delayed for several months due to the pandemic, but resumed in London last December.
Photos taken yesterday in the North Essex harbor at Harwich show actors dressed in black, aiming guns at boats with black four-by-four vehicles on standby.
Harwich Haven Authority General Affairs Officer Fiona Brunning said: “We really enjoyed having the Slow Horses crew and cast on site today and watching the filming process.
“We are especially happy that we were able to support the TV and film industry as many of the team were unable to work during the lockdown.
“The people of Harwich were also very excited about the shoot and can’t wait to see the episode when it airs later this year.”
Legendary Gary Oldman stars in the series as the leader of the Jackson Lamb spy group, while Four Weddings and a Funeral icon Kristen Scott Thomas is Diana Taverner, a senior MI5 officer.
Game of Thrones’ Oscar nominee Jonathon Pryce CBE is retired agent David Cartwright, while Fighting With My Family’s Jack Lowden is his grandson River Cartwright – a talented agent looking for a way up. up the rungs and out of Slough House.
Olivia Cooke, made famous by Ready Player One and recently cast in the Game of Thrones prequel House of Dragon, is the razor-sharp agent Sid Baker, an officer of River Cartwright.