Filming to start soon on Fry's TV series

LORNA MARSH Filming will begin in Norfolk later this month for Stephen Fry's new television series. As revealed in yesterday's EDP, the comedian, actor and writer will make his first appearance in a TV drama for 10 years when he stars in ITV1's series Kingdom.

LORNA MARSH

Filming will begin in Norfolk later this month for Stephen Fry's new television series.

As revealed in yesterday's EDP, the comedian, actor and writer will make his first appearance in a TV drama for 10 years when he stars in ITV1's series Kingdom.

Filming will start in and around Swaffham on July 10 before moving to locations in Hunstanton, Holkham and Thetford over the next 12 weeks.

Hermione Norris and Celia Imrie will join Fry in his first drama series since Jeeves and Wooster.

He plays country solicitor Peter Kingdom in the picture postcard fictional town of Market Shipborough.

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Mr Fry said: "Kingdom does promise viewers a glimpse of the locations I love, and an hour in front of the television that will wash them in colours, textures, landscapes and characters that delight."

Simon Wheeler, creator and executive producer of the six-part series, said: "Kingdom will be witty, charming and soulful. Through Peter we will see life in a market town in today's Norfolk that represents in microcosm the problems of modern living.

"Peter Kingdom is a lawyer who thinks human issues are more important than the law. The problems he has to solve through the series are many and varied, but they rarely have much to do with the law. Peter Kingdom is a man who is full of humility and vulnerability who genuinely wants to help people."