Major film at Dalton Mills
Dalton Mills has had another taste of fame, this time as the backdrop to a major film starring Bill Nighy and Olivia Cooke.
The Limehouse Golem is a 19th century murder mystery, adapted from a novel by leading author Peter Ackroyd, with the screen play written by Jane Goldman who also wrote hits such as Kickass and GoldDust. The Limehouse Golem, which wrapped last week, is directed by Juan Carlos Medina.
Yorkshire was recently dubbed the 'Hollywood of the UK' by the Independent, thanks to a host of film and TV productions that have been filmed in the region, so The Limehouse Golem is the latest accolade for the county.
The film, which has a well-known cast and uses Keighley locals as extras, will receive a major worldwide release. The film crew put up custom-built sets at the site to depict various parts of Victorian London, including a Gothic-looking street, a dockyard, and an impressive theatre.
Dalton Mills has already had some screen success - it was the backdrop to the first season of Peaky Blinders, and BBC show Sunday Life, as well as North and South and a host of Bollywood films, but The Limehouse Golem will be one of the most high profile productions to take place at the mill.
As well as Nighy and Cooke the Limehouse Golem, which is being made by independent production company, Day Tripper, boasts renowned actors such as Douglas Booth and Eddie Marsan. The gothic, murder mystery, set in 1880, is in the style of Se7en and the Silence of the Lambs, and the vein of The Woman in Black and it is due for release in 2016.