A Victorian London stroll? No, a Dublin beach yesterday in 'Ripper Street' shoot
Published 12/06/2014 | 02:30
Filming on the third series of grisly period drama 'Ripper Street' has begun in Dublin.
Several of the cast members, including leading actor Jerome Flynn, who plays Detective Bennet Drake, were strolling along Dublin's Dollymount Strand yesterday while cameras rolled.
The BBC axed the series in 2013 because the show was losing out in the ratings war to reality TV show 'I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!' However, the series won an unlikely reprieve when Amazon commissioned a third season for its Prime Instant Video service.
'Ripper Street' has provided a major boost to the Irish film and television industry – the total value of the first and second series has been estimated at €20m.
The show, starring Monaghan actress Charlene McKenna, follows the notorious H Division, the police precinct keeping order in late-Victorian Whitechapel.
Several big-budget period dramas are currently being filmed here. And longships were spotted on Wicklow's Blessington Lake last week as the latest series of History Channel's 'Vikings' went into production.