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Jamaica Inn (2014)

A three part series of Daphne du Maurier's gothic novel Jamaica Inn was filmed in Kirkby Lonsdale at the end of 2013 by Origin Pictures for the BBC. It was aired at Easter 2014.

Jamaica Inn features well known actors such as Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey, Labyrinth) as Mary Yellan, Joanne Whalley (The Borgias, Gossip Girl) as Aunt Patience, Sean Harris (The Borgias, Southcliffe) as Joss Merlyn and Shirley Henderson (Harry Potter, Bridget Jones's Diary) as Emma Frost.

Jamaica Inn tells the story of Mary Yellen who goes to live with Aunt Patience after the death of her mother. When Mary arrives at the isolated Jamaica Inn she discovers her Aunt is a shell of the carefree woman she remembers from her childhood, and finds she is under the spell of her domineering husband Joss. She soon discovers that the inn has no guests and is being used as a cover up for Joss's "free trade", Mary quickly becomes ensnared in the dark secrets of Jamaica Inn.  

Photo credits: Steve Barber, Imelda Winters-Lewis and Rachel Kennedy

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