BBC and Netflix tomb filming ‘totally disrespectful’


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Dracula is believed to be a reason crews are filming during Henley Road Cemetery

Relatives of people buried in a tomb contend a filming of a new BBC and Netflix play in a drift is “totally disrespectful”.

Hartswood Films started a initial of 3 nights sharpened during Henley Road Cemetery, in Caversham, on Tuesday.

Cranes and lights have are being used as crews film a new array of Dracula.

Gavin Rashford, whose daughter was buried there, pronounced a place should be “peaceful”. The film association pronounced it was “sorry” people are upset.

Commissioned by BBC One, Dracula – created by Sherlock’s Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat – is being constructed by Hartswood Films and is a co-production between a BBC and Netflix.

‘A joke’

Mr Rashford, whose daughter was buried during a tomb in 2006, pronounced he did not wish to “watch a film one night and unexpected see my daughter’s final resting place on a TV”, though Hartswood pronounced no gravestones would be “identifiable” in a drama.

Mr Rashford found out about a filming on Facebook, and “thought it was a joke”.

“I usually find it totally disrespectful,” he added.

Alison King, who has a cousin, her cousin’s baby and “several” comparison kin buried there, pronounced she was “very angry” with a filming.

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Residents vital nearby Henley Road Cemetery in Caversham were told of a filming

Hartswood Films, who sent a minute notifying beside residents to a Caversham cemetery, pronounced it was “very sorry” to hear some people had been upset.

“We’d like to assure everybody that we take filming in such a supportive plcae really seriously, we have filmed cemeteries many times and all a organisation knows to uncover correct honour to a interred, usually as anyone would,” a association added.

In a minute to residents, a prolongation association pronounced vast cranes and lights would be used on site and offering to “black out” windows if there was any “disturbance”.

Filming took place from Tuesday dusk until 04:00 BST on Wednesday, though will run from 20:00 to 05:00 for a subsequent dual nights.

Reading Borough Council, who postulated accede to use a site, pronounced all filming was outward of opening hours so there was “zero impact on any caller or any activity”.

It added: “People can entrance all graves and chapel services will go on as usual. Filming is additionally usually focussed on a tiny area of a tomb and usually silhouettes of headstones would be used.”