Southport Reporter ® Online Newspaper for Merseyside
Southport and Mersey Reporter- Your online only weekly Newspaper.
Your Online Newspaper for the Merseyside Area.

Click on to see our Twitter Feed.  Click on to see our Facebook Page.   






Updated news stories weekly.  Published online only.

Your online newspaper.   Your words.

Issue:- Saturday, 17 October 2015

Headlines and reports on this page = 2 news items.    Page - 1.

Hollywood heads to Liverpool

LIVERPOOL is rolling out the red carpet with the announcement that once again another major feature film is to be shot in the City. 'Fantastic Beasts' and 'Where to Find Them' is the latest creation written by J.K .Rowling, an all new adventure set in the wizarding world of her best selling Harry Potter books, which were adapted into the highest grossing film franchise of all time.  Liverpool is the only non studio location that Warner Bros. Pictures is using for the film, with shooting starting soon at key City Centre locations.

Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) stars as Newt Scamander, the wizarding world's preeminent magizoologist. He stops in New York following his journeys to find and document magical creatures for what will eventually become the Hogwarts textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Other main cast members include Katherine Waterson (Inherent Vice), Alison Sudol (Transparent), Tony Award winner Dan Fogler (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Ezra Miller (Trainwreck), Golden Globe Award winner Samantha Morton (Minority Report, Sweet and Lowdown), Jenn Murray (Brooklyn), newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove, and Colin Farrell (True Detective).

The film is directed by David Yates who took the helm of the last 4 Harry Potter films, and produced by David Heyman, producer of all eight of the blockbuster Harry Potter films; wizarding world creator J.K. Rowling; Steve Kloves; and Lionel Wigram, executive producer of the final four films. It will be released worldwide in 3D and IMAX on 18 November 2016.

As many as 530 cast and crew will make the City their temporary home, giving a boost to the local economy.

Assistant Mayor and Cabinet Member responsible for the Liverpool Film Office, Councillor Wendy Simon, said:- "We are absolutely delighted that this huge production is taking place in Liverpool.  We were one of many locations the production team were looking at, and for us to come out on top is a testament to the expertise, experience and enthusiasm of our Film Office, packaged with the stunning venues we have to offer. We are no stranger to big movies being filmed on the City streets, but without a doubt, J.K Rowling's new adventure will cause a real buzz and re-emphasises Liverpool's reputation as one of the most filmed cities outside of London.  I'm sure we'll give the cast and crew the usual warm Liverpool welcome and give them an unforgettable experience during their time here."

Producer David Heyman said:- "We are thrilled to be bringing Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them to Liverpool, a City which has such fond memories for me. My mother is from Liverpool and, as a child, we would often visit family there. The architecture in this beautiful City works perfectly for our film, set in 1920s New York, and I know we will receive a very warm welcome."

Also collaborating with Yates behind the scenes are: Oscar-winning director of photography Philippe Rousselot (A River Runs Through It, the Sherlock Holmes movies), 3 time Oscar winning production designer Stuart Craig (The English Patient, Dangerous Liaisons, Gandhi, the Harry Potter films), three-time Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha, Alice in Wonderland), Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Tim Burke (Gladiator, the Harry Potter films), Oscar-nominated visual effects supervisor Christian Manz (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1), and Yates' long time editor Mark Day (the last four Harry Potter films).

Liverpool Film Office Manager, Lynn Sunders, said:- "This was a very lengthy process in terms of securing the filming, but throughout it all, we were confident Liverpool could offer the amazing locations which would fit perfectly with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. We are so pleased to be able to facilitate this movie, and coming just a couple of weeks after we announced the news of a new TV and Film studio coming to Liverpool; it really does go to show we are a City in demand. This has been a hugely busy year for us so far, and as soon as one project finishes, another one is setting up.  We're seeing a real trend in productions returning to the City time and time again, and increasing the length of their stay each time as they have really positive experiences when working here. The Director, David Yates is an example of this, having filmed Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows and his debut feature 'The Tichborne Claimant' in Liverpool previously; we're delighted to welcome him and the team back."

Some blockbusting films that have shot, on location, in and around Liverpool include:-

►  51st State.
►  Captain America - The First Avenger.
►  Sherlock Holmes.
►  Millions.
►  Alfie.
►  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1.
►  Fast and Furious 6.
►  Jack Ryan - Shadow Recruit.
►  Nowhere Boy.
►  In the Name of the Father.

News Report Page Quick Flick.

Click on here to go back to this week's home page! News Report Page Quick Flick
Click on this section to see last weeks edition of Southport and Mersey Reporter!

Sign up today for our daily email news service!

Sign up to our Daily Email News Service by clicking here now...

Did you know we where the UK's 1st online only newspaper and we still are?  Here at Southport and Mersey Reporter  we are still at  leading the way for local news.

All email addresses and information is held under the UK's Data Protection Act.




Deceased estates notice - Lilian May Jackam

Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925, any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Lilian May Jackam (also known as Lillian May) Jackam (Deceased), late of Birch Abbey Rest Home, 55 Alexandra Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9HD, UK, who died on 04/10/2018, are required to send particulars thereof in writing, to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before 24/05/2019, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. Churches Solicitors, 12 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BL, UK. Ref:- 'T553015.'

..Paid Advert..

Contact us:-
(+44)  08443 244 195
Calls will cost 7p per minute, plus your telephone company's access charge.
Calls to this number may be recorded for security, broadcast, training and record keeping.

RSS  Weekly Headline Update Notices
4a Post Office Ave, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 0US, UK
This online newspaper and information service is regulated by IMPRESS, the independent monitor for the UK's press.

This online newspaper and information service is regulated by IMPRESS the independent monitor for the UK's press.

How to make a complaint

This is our process:-  Complaints Policy  -  Complaints Procedure  -  Whistle Blowing Policy


See the view live webcamera images of the road outside our studio/newsroom in the hart of Southport.

Our live Southport Webcam image above.
To see it live, please click on image.

Event Notices

More events that are taking place on Merseyside can be found on our Event Listings Calendar.

Find out whats on in and around Merseyside! Click on here to see our event calendar.
Are you going to this event?  If you are please let us know what you thought of it!

These are our other websites within the Southport & Mersey Reporter Network.

Mersey Reporter - OUR HUB WEBSITE. Liverpool Reporter - Our online music station. Southport TV - Our online video archive.
Mersey Reporter Formby Reporter Liverpool Reporter Southport TV


Tracking & Cookie Usage Policy - Terms & Conditions

© - Southport Reporter® is the Registered Trade Mark of Patrick Trollope