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Where was Hollington Drive filmed? Details

Find out about filming locations for ITV’s latest thriller

Nicky Morris
TV and film writer
7 October 2021
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Hollington Drive is ITVs brand new thriller that has got the nation talking since its first episode aired last Wednesday - and many viewers have been quick to comment on the gorgeous filming locations. 

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The four-part series stars Anna Maxwell Martin and Rachael Stirling as two sisters whose lives are thrown into tragedy when they suspect their children might be involved in the disappearance of a local boy. As viewers tune in to the second episode tonight, we've looked into where the popular series was filmed...

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Where was Hollington Drive filmed?

Hollington Drive was filmed in multiple locations across Wales, with a Cardiff housing estate called The Mill providing a backdrop for the suburban street. 

Speaking about choosing the drama’s backdrop, writer Sophie Petzal said: “I always had a very clear picture in my head of what this street would look like. I wanted something that felt bright, without being too cartoony or silly.

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“I wanted it to juxtapose with the dark underbelly of the story, with detached houses that looked really nice and idyllic but not recognisably from a specific part of Britain like Manchester or Bristol."

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Production crews were spotted filming in Wales

Executive producer, Jonathan Fisher, told the Radio Times that the hunt for locations was "very difficult", partly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

He said: "I think we started scouting for that location about six months prior to filming – and we looked at loads. We had a location scout on the road. 

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Anna Maxwell Martin and Rachael Stirling star in the thriller

“You can tell just from [the first ten minutes] that alone that it’s such a fundamental part of that series and almost a character in itself. It was integral that we got it right and I think we did. We’re really happy with it," added Jonathan. 

Production crews were also spotted filming in the Hang Fire Southern Kitchen, in Barry, and also shot scenes in a Cardiff park. 

The thriller continues at 9pm tonight on ITV. 

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