Château de la Haulpe
Early morning our Line Producer Rob How and new Associate Producer Sonita Gale picked me up for the half-hour drive through Brussels traffic to a wonderful Chateau location near Waterloo. This third day featured Ray Winstone and David Harewood shooting interior scenes. We’re all thrilled to have David join the cast, and I was proud to be able to tell him I was at The Cottesloe to watch him play the best Othello I’ve seen staged. I didn’t manage more than a few words with Ray, I was struck not only by his immense presence on and off set, and by how much fun he was having playing Kenny. You are really going to enjoy this movie when you see it.
I had deliberately chosen the man-in-the-suit look to demonstrate that Wardour Pictures plc means business but I didn’t need to dress up because every aspect of this production was businesslike and professional . Our partners, the Belgian company U-Media and Novak their production company know what they are doing and are great hosts.
Shooting is going well and on schedule. Let me tell you everyone on set I spoke to told me the same thing – our Director Tim Lewiston is bringing it all together brilliantly. I am confident that we can show a very satisfactory return to those with money in Wardour Pictures Plc.