The first photos of David Tennant filming for his new drama, The Spies Of Warsaw, in Poland have been released. A news site based in the central Polish town of Lowicz has posted an article about filming and included the photos of David on horseback.
A translation of the accompanying text reads:
"Yesterday photography was completed in the Palace of the Radziwill in Nieborow on the spy drama entitled Spies Of Warsaw whose screenplay was based on a novel by Alan Furst.
The film is the first joint production between TVP and the BBC and, as declared by the film producers, the largest international co-production in the history of Polish television. The series writers are Dick Clement and Ian la Frenais who created, among others, the screenplay for ‘The Commitments’ by Alan Parker. The director of ‘Spies’ is Coky Giedroyc, maker of TV series ‘Holmes’ and ‘Oliver Twist’.
Filming of ‘The Spies Of Warsaw started of 11th April and is all taking place in Poland, mainly in Warsaw, but also in Krakow and, as it turned out, in Nieborowskim Palace and Park. Scenes were shot there for just under a week including in the hallway and the park.
Starring David Tennant and Janet Montgomery, also with Miroslaw Zbrojewicz, Radoslaw Kaim and Peter Baumann. The series is to be shown on TVP1 this autumn."
View the Lowiczanin.info article and pictures here
David Tennant and Janet Montgomery have been cast in Alan Furst’s celebrated novel, The Spies Of Warsaw, adapted by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.A thrilling spy story set in Poland, Paris, London & Berlin in the years leading up to the Second World War. French and German intelligence operatives are locked in a life-and-death struggle on the espionage battlefield.
At the French embassy, the new military attaché, Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier (Tennant), a decorated war hero of the 1914 war, is drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of Warsaw.
At the same time, the handsome aristocrat finds himself in a passionate love affair with Anna (Montgomery), a Parisian lawyer for the League of Nations. Their complicated love affair intensifies as German tanks drive through the Black Forest.
Two 90-minute film adaptations of one of Furst’s most acclaimed novels will bring to BBC Four a combination of historically located, intelligent narratives, interlaced with flawed, romantic and utterly compelling characters.
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