Bristol to hit the big screen in new Ronan Keating film

Bristol to hit the big screen in new Ronan Keating film

Posted on: 16 Mar 2017

Another Mother’s Son, which filmed on Bristol’s Princes Quay, is set for release in cinemas across the UK on Friday 24th March to aptly coincide with Mother’s Day weekend.

Another Mother's Son

A new, star-studded World War II drama, Another Mother’s Son, hits cinemas across the UK next weekend, bringing with it the Bristol backdrop at which a portion of the movie was filmed. The flick, which stars Ronan Keating, Jenny Seagrove, John Hannah and Sherlock’s Amanda Abbington, features Princes Wharf transformed to look like a wartime St Helier’s Harbour.


Back in December 2015, a film-crew caused quite a stir as they set up a base in the Lloyds Amphitheatre, ready to shoot a sequence by the Balmoral in which Jersey deportees board a steam ship (see on-set picture, below). Next Friday will finally bring a chance to see the results, when the resultant film reaches more than 100 cinemas nationwide.

Another Mother's Son

Many other locations in the South West were used to illustrate the little-known story of Nazi-occupied Jersey: among other instances, Wells Town Hall was draped with a swastika while Nazi soldiers are seen to march through Bath’s Parade Gardens and past the Guildhall.


Laura Pye, Head of Culture for Bristol City Council said: "Bristol Harbour is one of Britain's most beautiful and historic ports and it's fantastic to see it serve as a backdrop in one of the largest scenes in Another Mother's Son."


"It further cements Bristol's strong reputation for film and TV production and I look forward to seeing the iconic Bristol landmark on the silver screen."


Another Mother’s Son will be in cinemas nationwide on Friday 24th March. 


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Sam Mason-Jones

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