Eastbourne attracts Film Buffs
Eastbourne and the South Downs has been used in several recent filming successes.
EASTBOURNE is hoping to attract film buffs by listing locations used in movies and television programmes in the new holiday guide.
Tourism bosses at Eastbourne Borough Council say they are keen to maximise on recent filming successes and hope to attract film fans and film makers.
The cast of Eastenders filmed an episode of the hit BBC soap on Holywell Beach, the seafront is iADVERTISEMENT n Little Britain's ladies sketch and last year the film, Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, was filmed and set in Eastbourne and included iconic landmarks such as the bandstand and pier.
The release of the teen flick had fans visiting the town.
Councillor Steve Wallis, tourism spokesman, said, "The cinema release of Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging was very exciting for Eastbourne with lots of interest from film fans desperate to see the locations featured on the big screen."
He also said 2009 would be a busy year of filming in the town and the council was hoping to attract more television producers and film-makers to Eastbourne.
This year the town's Holiday Guide contains a brand new spread, Eastbourne in the Movies to maximise on the resort's growing success as a film destination.
Highlighting major movies including Robin Hood, James Bond and Harry Potter as well as household names such as England's World Cup Rugby Squad, Miss Marple and French and Saunders.
The South Downs has also been used for scenes in Pearl Harbor.
03 January, 2009
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