Saturday 20 January 2018

Real dead body found on set of BBC serial killer drama as filmmakers arrived to film fake corpse

Jodie Balfour and Ricahrd Dormer in Rellik. PIC: BBC
Jodie Balfour and Ricahrd Dormer in Rellik. PIC: BBC
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Filing was reportedly halted on the BBC's new series Rellik when a real corpse was found at the London location.

Speaking to The Mirror, actor Paterson Joseph, who plays a psychiatrist on the show, said, "The crew arrived to film their own dead body and the police told them they weren't able to because they'd found a real dead body.

"It was bizarre, fact being stranger than fiction."

Paterson added that there were a lot of "strange coincidences" on the set, with another relating to lead actor Richard Dormer whose character is scarred in an acid attack.

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Paterson Joseph as Isaac Taylor in Rellik. BBC

"Richard who plays our main character, getting impetigo and his face being covered in blotches and blemishes," added Joseph.

"He got the same reaction as his actual character, who's been scarred in an acid attack. We found that odd.

"Then there were the acid attacks which happened at the same time as we were filming ours.  It's a strange show when it brings out these coincidences."

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