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Northern Ireland World reported about some recent filming involving Matthew Goode for ‘Freud’s Last Session’.   Some extracts follow –

Whitehead Railway Museum was the recent setting for scenes from ‘Freud’s Last Session’.

Set on the eve of World War Two in 1939, the film sees Sigmund Freud (Sir Anthony) invite Belfast-born Christian author CS Lewis for a debate on the existence of God. Having taken up the invite, CS Lewis, played by Goode, was present at Whitehead – suitably dressed as a rural Oxfordshire station – in order to catch the train to see Freud.

The Railway Preservation Society of Ireland (RPSI) laid on a train of 100-year-old steam engine No. 461, which is usually on display at the museum, plus three heritage carriages and a luggage van.

The locomotive was out of steam but fitted with a steam machine, while the RPSI’s train rides steam engine No. 3BG was on hand to shunt the train up and down the siding as required. The train had to be filmed in three main positions:

  • Sitting stationary at the platform whilst passengers / evacuees embarked and disembarked;
  • Departing with CS Lewis aboard (in daylight);
  • Arriving back with CS Lewis having met Freud (in the dark).

The weather was bright and sunny for the daylight shoots, and calm for the filming after darkness fell. The work was completed by 10.30pm and a cheer went up from the cast and crew because this was the final sequence in the shoot.

Lisa Adair, RPSI general manager, said: “We are regularly in demand from film-makers because we can provide steam engines and vintage carriages. We are always pleased to be able to assist.

“We are told that Freud’s Last Session will be released around December, so we look forward to seeing the finished product in the cinema.”

We’ll wait for official confirmation about the release date but it looks like it might be earlier than we thought.

Full article here – Click here!

Posted by britgirl on April 27th, 2023 under Downton Abbey, Movie Projects with 0 Comments

Radio Times published the full cast list which includes Matthew.  Read more here:

Eagle-eyed fans did notice Matthew Goode, who plays Henry Talbot, was not in the trailer. He has been a hugely successful addition to the fifth and sixth series and many are wondering if he will return.

Not to worry, Goode is in the credits and will be making a short appearance in the film much like he did in the first of the sequel.

Read more here:

Thank you to MWG@matthewwgoode on Twitter for posting this.

Posted by britgirl on November 19th, 2021 under Downton Abbey, Movie Projects with 0 Comments

ImageExtract from Deadline: –

A little more than two years since it debuted the first trailer for the first Downton Abbey movie at CinemaCon 2019, the sequel to the Focus Features hit big-screen transfer also got a Las Vegas unveiling during Universal’s slate presentation Wednesday. Downton Abbey 2, whose official title is now Downton Abbey: A New Era, is due to open globally starting March 18, 2022.

The teaser footage revealed today reunites us with the Crawley family and the Downton staff as preparations for an overseas journey are underway. Intones Jim Carter’s Mr Carson in one of the few lines of dialogue in the footage, “The British are coming.” There’s lots of glitz and glamour and jazz, as well as, evidently, a wedding. No word so far on when the teaser will drop for the public.

Posted by britgirl on August 27th, 2021 under Downton Abbey, Movie Projects with 0 Comments

Downton Abbey 2 has officially shifted its release date. The upcoming sequel, which was originally slated to premiere on December 22, has now been moved to a March 18, 2022 release.  [Collider]

Posted by britgirl on July 12th, 2021 under Downton Abbey, Movie Projects with 0 Comments

The second Downton Abbey movie is filming now and will be released on 22nd December in the UK.  We are hoping to see more of Matthew Goode in this one!

Posted by britgirl on May 19th, 2021 under Downton Abbey, Movie Projects with 0 Comments

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: It’s many Abbey returns for Downton’s dowager

Extracts –

Lady Mary will return (along with Matthew Goode as her husband Henry), as will her sister Lady Edith (Laura Carmichael).

Downton will shoot from March until May next year under strict Covid-secure safety protocols.

Link to full article below and also in the Press Archive for 2020

Posted by britgirl on October 30th, 2020 under Downton Abbey, Movie Projects with 0 Comments