Saturday 29 April 2017

Charlene McKenna cracks open the bubbly as filming wraps on Ripper Street

Charlene McKenna and Killian Scott filming scenes in the Iveagh Gardens for Victorian crime drama Ripper Street.It was Charlene's last day of filming in the current series.
Charlene McKenna and Killian Scott filming scenes in the Iveagh Gardens for Victorian crime drama Ripper Street.It was Charlene's last day of filming in the current series.

Elaine McCahill

What better way to celebrate your last day on set than with flowers and champagne?

That's exactly what Charlene McKenna did when she filmed her final scenes for the upcoming season of Ripper Street.

The Monaghan actress has spent the past few weeks in Dublin shooting season four of the popular Victorian crime drama.

Ripper Street is set in East London from 1889, six months after the infamous Jack the Ripper murders, as the police try to keep order.

Charlene plays Rose Erskine, a former prostitute who makes a name for herself as a music hall star.

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The 31-year-old spent her final day on set filming in the Iveagh Gardens with Love/Hate star Killian Scott, who plays Augustus Dove.

Charlene was in period costume in a high neck, blush pink floor-length dress with beaded detailing, pink gloves and a maroon feathered hat.

Scott looked dapper in a pin-striped suit and top hat as they filmed in the gorgeous surroundings of the waterfall in the popular city park.

When they wrapped filming, Charlene's co-star MyAnna Buring - who plays brothel owner Long Susan - arrived to present her with the flowers and bubbly.

Even though it was her day off from filming, MyAnna wanted to say goodbye to Charlene.

Ripper Street was dropped by the BBC after two seasons, but Amazon Prime picked it up following a campaign by determined fans.

Charlene previously said the show resonated with fans because it feels so authentic.

"I don't mean this with any disrespect to other period dramas, but it has a 'realness' and an authenticity to it," she said. "And it wasn't afraid to tell that story in all its horrible detail, and not painting women as anything more than how they were treated at the time."

Ripper Street will continue to film at various locations across the capital for the next two weeks and will return to shoot further scenes in January.

Herald

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