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Producers of hit drama Bodyguard make donation to Highgate primary school

Fictional protection officer's flat is in Stoneleigh Terrace

30 August, 2018

PRODUCERS behind one of the most-talked-about TV thrillers made donations to a primary school and residents’ associations after filming in Highgate.

The New Journal reported earlier this year how Bodyguard was partly shot in the neighbourhood. Richard Madden’s protection officer character David Budd has a flat in Stoneleigh Terrace, a key location in an upcoming episode, and film crews were allowed to used Brookfield Primary School as a base.

Karen Everett, chief executive of FilmFixer, the company hired by Camden to manage filming in the borough, said: “These scenes were filmed over four days in January and were possible thanks to close liaison with residents. The production made it clear they recognised they were guests in the area and worked hard to film with minimal disturbance.”

She added: “They also made generous donations to tenants and residents associations including Chester Balmore, Brookfield and Whittington Estate and Brookfield Primary School.”

Other scenes were shot in Lofting Road, Highbury, where a house was used as the home of Budd’s estranged wife and children.

 

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