Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger film in Kent for The Silk Worm - latest in Strike drama based on JK Rowling’s books

PUBLISHED: 09:27 04 September 2017 | UPDATED: 09:27 04 September 2017

Stars of the show - Cormoran Strike (Tom Burke) and Robin Ellacott (Holliday Grainger). Pic: BBC

Stars of the show - Cormoran Strike (Tom Burke) and Robin Ellacott (Holliday Grainger). Pic: BBC

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The next mini-series of the hit drama airs next weekend on BBC1

Kent's Tom Burke as  Cormoran Strike . Pic: BBCKent's Tom Burke as Cormoran Strike . Pic: BBC

The next installment of the Comoran Strike drama series - based on books written by Harry Potter author JK Rowling - will feature scenes shot in Kent.

Sunday saw the conclusion of The Cuckoo Calling, a three-part dramatisation of the book penned under the author’s nom de plume, Robert Galbraith.

Now the next episodes - based around the book The Silk Worm - will be broadcast next weekend.

And fans will spot a familiar landmark as a location, after filming took place at Penshurst Place near Tonbridge.

Behind the scenes of filming of The Silk Worm at Penshurst PlaceBehind the scenes of filming of The Silk Worm at Penshurst Place

Filming took place at the venue in March 2017, when the local landmark played host to stars including Kent born actor and Musketeers star Tom Burke - who plays the central character Comoran Strike - Holliday Grainger, Monica Dolan and Jeremy Swift.

Penshurst’s famous medieval Baron’s Hall, Porcupine Pantry and the outside Lime Walk will be seen in the drama.

Ben Thomas, general manager, Penshurst Place and Gardens explained: “The Strike series has got off to a wonderful start and is proving hugely entertaining. We look forward seeing Penshurst Place feature prominently in the second case the protagonist Comoran Strike needs to solve during The Silk Worm.

“I can’t give the plot away, other than to say that the scene shot in the Baron’s Hall is not for the faint-hearted. “

Tom Burke, 36, was born in the county and attended the Young Arden Theatre in Faversham before going on to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (Rada) in London.

Penshurst Place is no stranger to film crews - most notably recently in BBC hit drama Wolf Hall.


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