Death In Paradise star Kris Marshall is spotted in York pub

York Press: Kris Marshall and Annelise Hesme in a scene from Sparks And Embers. Picture: Laura Linck Kris Marshall and Annelise Hesme in a scene from Sparks And Embers. Picture: Laura Linck

THE star of BBC detective series Death In Paradise has been at work in York on his latest film.

Actor Kris Marshall, known for his roles in My Family, Love Actually and, most recently, the Caribbean murder mystery drama Death In Paradise, was spotted in Heslington pub the Deramore Arms taking a break from post-production work on romantic comedy Sparks And Embers.

Kris, 40, had been in the city recording extra dialogue for the film at Heslington Studios – the commercial arm of the University of York's film, theatre and television department.

The film is co-produced by Bubwith-based Green Screen Productions and Cinemagine.

Kris and colleagues from the cast and crew popped in to the Deramore Arms, close to the university campus, on Thursday evening when they were served by supervisor Derek Earl.

Derek said: “They came in about 6pm and stayed for three hours, in a group of around seven. It was quite busy, and a few people were asking if that was him, but nobody went over to them.”

My Family fan Derek said the pub has seen a few famous faces in the 18 months he has worked there – from Geordie comedian Ross Noble to footballer Paul Robinson.

Although most of the film’s shooting took place in London, it moved to Yorkshire for post-production work at Green Screen's home in Bubwith and the state-of-the-art facilities at Heslington Studios.

Alan Latham, producer and managing director of Green Screen Productions, said the company felt extremely lucky to have world-class facilities on their doorstep at the University of York.

Carole Dove, commercial director of Heslington Studios, said: “It's really good that companies are looking further afield than the typical London post-production houses. Here in York we offer a first-class, great-value service, working with highly skilled industry professionals.

"Sparks And Embers is our third feature film in the past 12 months and we have more exciting titles to come in 2014/15."

Sparks And Embers also stars French actress Annelise Hesme, who was also in York for post-production work last week. The film is set for release later this year.

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9:31am Tue 28 Jan 14

Marc77 says...

A TV personality goes out for a drink, shock horror breaking news.
A TV personality goes out for a drink, shock horror breaking news. Marc77
  • Score: 15

9:44am Tue 28 Jan 14

Sugarpop says...

Rather amusing given the Professor Stephen Hawking was partying the night away on Saturday at Biltmore. Surely the bigger celeb spot story if the paper is heading in that direction?
Rather amusing given the Professor Stephen Hawking was partying the night away on Saturday at Biltmore. Surely the bigger celeb spot story if the paper is heading in that direction? Sugarpop
  • Score: 16

9:49am Tue 28 Jan 14

roskoboskovic says...

i remember when the deramore was a great boozer before the smoking ban and pretentious landlords ruined it.
i remember when the deramore was a great boozer before the smoking ban and pretentious landlords ruined it. roskoboskovic
  • Score: -10

1:03pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Fat Harry says...

I don't anything about past or present landlords of the Deramore, but I do know the smoking ban has improved every pub in the country.

I'm off to look for my tin hat.
I don't anything about past or present landlords of the Deramore, but I do know the smoking ban has improved every pub in the country. I'm off to look for my tin hat. Fat Harry
  • Score: 20

2:07pm Tue 28 Jan 14

NickPheas says...

Slow news day?
Slow news day? NickPheas
  • Score: 3

3:48pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Archiebold the 1st says...

just read this on his twitter site @krismarshall" F@#@ me fined £60 due to poor signs, wont be filming in york again. Who bans cars from a city centre bridge #counciltw@ts"
just read this on his twitter site @krismarshall" F@#@ me fined £60 due to poor signs, wont be filming in york again. Who bans cars from a city centre bridge #counciltw@ts" Archiebold the 1st
  • Score: 15

4:25pm Tue 28 Jan 14

YorkShrimper says...

And in other news......Man eating chicken spotted in Nando's
And in other news......Man eating chicken spotted in Nando's YorkShrimper
  • Score: 4

12:20pm Wed 29 Jan 14

anth!! says...

Archiebold the 1st wrote:
just read this on his twitter site @krismarshall" F@#@ me fined £60 due to poor signs, wont be filming in york again. Who bans cars from a city centre bridge #counciltw@ts"
Rubbish.
[quote][p][bold]Archiebold the 1st[/bold] wrote: just read this on his twitter site @krismarshall" F@#@ me fined £60 due to poor signs, wont be filming in york again. Who bans cars from a city centre bridge #counciltw@ts"[/p][/quote]Rubbish. anth!!
  • Score: -3

3:34pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Archiebold the 1st says...

anth!! wrote:
Archiebold the 1st wrote: just read this on his twitter site @krismarshall" F@#@ me fined £60 due to poor signs, wont be filming in york again. Who bans cars from a city centre bridge #counciltw@ts"
Rubbish.
your sense of humour?
[quote][p][bold]anth!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Archiebold the 1st[/bold] wrote: just read this on his twitter site @krismarshall" F@#@ me fined £60 due to poor signs, wont be filming in york again. Who bans cars from a city centre bridge #counciltw@ts"[/p][/quote]Rubbish.[/p][/quote]your sense of humour? Archiebold the 1st
  • Score: 1

10:55pm Wed 29 Jan 14

daruma says...

As a York Press discussion grows larger, the probability of a comparison involving Lendal Bridge approaches 1
As a York Press discussion grows larger, the probability of a comparison involving Lendal Bridge approaches 1 daruma
  • Score: 1

11:18am Thu 30 Jan 14

anth!! says...

Archiebold the 1st wrote:
anth!! wrote:
Archiebold the 1st wrote: just read this on his twitter site @krismarshall" F@#@ me fined £60 due to poor signs, wont be filming in york again. Who bans cars from a city centre bridge #counciltw@ts"
Rubbish.
your sense of humour?
Cos it wasnt funny thats why I said it was rubbish, its a free country.
[quote][p][bold]Archiebold the 1st[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]anth!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Archiebold the 1st[/bold] wrote: just read this on his twitter site @krismarshall" F@#@ me fined £60 due to poor signs, wont be filming in york again. Who bans cars from a city centre bridge #counciltw@ts"[/p][/quote]Rubbish.[/p][/quote]your sense of humour?[/p][/quote]Cos it wasnt funny thats why I said it was rubbish, its a free country. anth!!
  • Score: -2

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