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Downton Abbey star jets into Inistioge to film new drama series

Kilkenny village famed for film shoots adds TV series to the list


Actor Kevin Harvey with 'Inheritance' cast and crew members in The Otter bar, INistioge.

Actor Kevin Harvey with 'Inheritance' cast and crew members in The Otter bar, INistioge.

Actor Kevin Harvey with 'Inheritance' cast and crew members in The Otter bar, INistioge.


A 70-strong crew arrived in Inistioge last week to film scenes for an upcoming four-part Channel 5 drama series, ‘The Inheritance’, featuring familiar faces from TV.

Some driving scenes were shot, leading to some intermittent traffic control measures being put in place.

The cast for the series includes Robert James-Collier (Downton Abbey, Ackley Bridge, Coronation Street), Gaynor Faye (The Syndicate, Emmerdale, Fat Friends, Coronation Street) and Jemima Rooper (Gold Digger, Matriarch, Flowers in the Attic) playing siblings Daniel, Sian and Chloe.

Larry Lamb (EastEnders, Gavin & Stacey) will play their father, Dennis with Samantha Bond (GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Downton Abbey) as Susan and Kevin Whately (Morse, Auf Wiedersehen Pet, Inspector Lewis) will star as Michael.

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Adil Ray (Citizen Khan, Blithe Spirit, Ackley Bridge), Moe Dunford (The Head, Nightride, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Vikings), Kevin Harvey (Time, Sandman, Treason), and Pauline McLynn (Father Ted, Shameless, Rosie Molloy Gives Up Everything) will also feature

Paul Testar, Commissioning Editor, Drama, Channel 5 and Paramount+ said: “I’m excited to work with the talented teams at Lonesome Pine and Peer Pressure to bring this compelling story to Channel 5. With an exceptional ensemble cast, The Inheritance is a brilliant addition to the channel’s ever-expanding drama slate and will have viewers on the edge of their seats. I’m looking forward to seeing it air later on this year.”

The series is expected to air on Channel 5 later in 2023.

The cast and crew were catered for at The Otter bar.

Owner Alan Shiel said: “The film crew were using the pub for the green room. They shot some driving scenes at Cullintra House and a few other scenes.”

Alan said the actors and crew were very impressed with the welcome they got in Inistioge and plan to return.

“I got them a caravan and told them about Cullintra House. Rob and Gaynor Faye were great craic. They mingled with the locals and both rounds on Wednesday night. There was a kid, Rocco, too, who was cool.”