Titanic to be shot in Budapest

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 May 2011
Linus Roache

Actor Linus Roache will appear in the Titanic mini-series

New ITV1 mini-series 'Titanic' will be shot in Budapest, Hungary, over 10 weeks and it will feature an explosive finale

New TV mini-series 'Titanic' is to be shot in Budapest.

The ITV1 drama - which has been commissioned to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the ship on its maiden voyage in April 1912 - will re-tell the story of the Titanic, cleverly weaving action, mystery and romantic plots featuring fictional and historic characters.

Filmed over a 10-week period, the series will then come together in an "explosive" finale.

Simon Vaughan, chief executive of Lookout Point and Executive Producer of 'Titanic', said: "The goal is to mount a global co-production that does not look or feel like one. The material itself straddles the world.

"Working with ITV Studios Global Entertainment we have pulled together over a dozen separate sources of finance - but we are producing a mini-series with a clear creative voice: an authored piece from a wonderful creative team."

Viewers look set to be in for a treat as production designer Rob Harris has created an extraordinary 2-tier set, housing a 60m promenade deck, 50m boat deck, 4 working lifeboats, 2 collapsible lifeboats, the ship's bridge and pursers' offices, stairways, 75m of interior corridors and over a dozen separate interior rooms.

Linus Roache - son of 'Coronation Street' veteran Bill Roache - will star in the series, alongside Toby Jones, Celia Imrie and Geraldine Sommerville.

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