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All you need to know about filming locations for The Secrets She Keeps

Laura Carmichael plays the lead in the Australian thriller

Francesca Shillcock

The Secrets She Keeps is a new psychological thriller that is set to be TV fans' next obsession. The drama, which stars Downton Abbey actress Laura Carmichael as Agatha, was originally aired in Australia and is set in Sydney. But where was the show filmed? Find out all you need to know here...

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The six-part series is set to grip viewers with its thrilling plot

Where was The Secrets She Keeps filmed?

Given the six-part thriller is based in Sydney, Australia, it's unsurprising that the cast and crew mostly shot the programme on location. Filming took place in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia and in Sydney, the capital of the eastern state. The Blue Mountains is a stunningly picturesque region north west from Sydney, and about a two hour drive from the centre of the city.

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The Blue Mountains of NSW was a location for filming

The area, which boasts over four thousand square miles, is known for its dramatic scenery and steeps cliff, waterfalls and villages dotted throughout. There's also a National Park at the centre where tourists can visit and enjoy bushwalking trails.

Laura Carmichael on filming The Secrets She Keeps Down Under

British actress Laura Carmichael, who is perhaps best known for her role as Lady Edith Crawley in Downton Abbey, recently spoke about what it was like filming on location for the thriller. Speaking on Tuesday's This Morning, the 33-year-old told Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby that she "loved" working Down Under. "So we shot in Sydney in their winter and it's just gorgeous, it feels like our summer! We had a great time and I loved it, it's an amazing cast and crew," she told the presenters.

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They filmed in the east Australian region of New South Wales

Laura also opened up about how filming for the role of Agatha was worlds apart from her Downton days, in which she became accustomed to extravagant costumes and sets. She told the ITV stars: "I always say after Downton I sort of had ambitions of acting in jeans, I really just wanted to wear normal clothes and get to work and throw it on, but it was great."

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Laura Carmichael says she "loved" filming Down Under

What is The Secrets She Keeps about?

The six-part thriller tells the story of Agatha Fyfle and Meghan Shaughnessy who live very different lives in Sydney, Australia. Both women are pregnant and due on the same day, and they both hold explosive secrets they're trying to conceal. "In an affluent Sydney suburb, two women have a chance encounter in a supermarket," the official synopsis reads. "Agatha works in the supermarket as a shelf-stacker whilst Meghan is a 'mummy blogger' on the rise."

 

 
 

 

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