Bloodlands filming comes to Bangor West

The good people of Bangor West enjoyed a taste of the silver screen when filming of the Northern Irish crime thriller ‘Bloodlands’ took place in their suburban streets. Local residents could be forgiven for thinking they had woken up in a crime scene as police cars and what appeared to be armed officers filled the cul-de-sac at Bryansford Meadow. Fortunately there was no cause for alarm, and instead local residents enjoyed meeting the star of the show, actor James Nesbitt who took time out from his busy filming schedule of the second season. Janice Stafford, a local resident was thrilled to meet the Cold Feet actor literally on her doorstep saying: “As I am a James Nesbitt fan, myself and two of my sons Travis and Austin ventured out to take a peek as to what was happening. “A lovely member of the filming crew said we could come and watch them shooting a scene. I asked James if we could have a quick photo and he kindly agreed. What a lovely, kind and polite gentleman.” James Nesbitt will reprise the lead role of DCI Tom Brannick in the second instalment of the actionpacked and critically acclaimed drama. The second season will focus on a new plot but one which is related to the mystery of ‘Goliath’ the apparent serial killer at the heart of the first season. The first series of Bloodlands launched with an average 8.2 million viewers and was Northern Ireland’s most watched BBC drama launch on record. Filming will also take place in Strangford Lough and Belfast, and the series is produced by Christopher Hall and directed by Jon East and Audrey Cook.