The Ipcress File ITV series set to start filming in Liverpool with stellar cast

Posted on 29 January 2021
By Pierce King
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Filming is about to begin in Liverpool to turn The Ipcress File, Len Deighton’s spy novel into a six-part TV series for ITV.

The Ipcress File from 1965 – is largely remembered as the film, which made a young upstart British actor called Michael Caine, famous.

It follows the story of Harry Palmer – a criminal who is given the chance to become a spy instead of face prison time.

Described as a ‘spy thriller, twist laden and with a rich cast of characters’ the drama follows Harry Palmer as he takes part in his first mission.

Set in Berlin and London in the middle of the Cold War, Palmer’s mission is to track the case of a man suspected of kidnapping a missing British nuclear scientist.

The series boasts a stellar cast. Peaky Blinders and Gangs of London star Joe Cole has landed in his first lead role alongside fellow cast members Tom Hollander (The Night Manager and Us) and Lucy Boynton (Bohemian Rhapsody and The Politician).

The line-up behind the camera is equally as exciting. With the series is being adapted by BAFTA-winning Trainspotting writer John Hodge.

The Crown producer Andrew Eaton will be executive producing alongside Black Mirror director James Watkins and Kick Ass Director Of Photographer Ben Davis is on board.

Filming is set to begin in the coming weeks and will be split between Liverpool and Croatia.