On Location: The Woman In Black

North Sea Screen Partners member Film Link provided locations assistance to 'The Woman in Black'. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, the film is an adaptation of Susan Hill's classic ghost story and tells the tale of Arthur Kipps (Radcliffe), a widowed lawyer who discovers that the house belonging to his client is haunted by the ghost of a scorned woman determined to find someone and something she lost and no one, not even the children, are safe.

The story was adapted for the screen by Jane Goldman ('Stardust', 'X-Men: First Class') and directed by James Watkins (Eden Lake'). 'Several scenes were shot on location in Essex. Local film commission Film Link said 'Susan Hill’s now famous novel was set partly on the causeway of the River Blackwater so it was no surprise that the makers of some of the most famous horror films in cinema history – Hammer Films – wanted to shoot scenes on location here.

'The Essex causeway is stark, perilous, surrounded by salt marshes and covered at high tide. The path that links Osea Island in the Blackwater with the mainland near Maldon therefore provided the perfect setting. The railway scenes where Arthur Kipps travels to the small market town were filmed on location at the award-winning Colne Valley Railway. Interior train scenes were however shot in a beautiful period carriage at Mangapps Railway Museum, Burnham. Layer Marney Tower, near Colchester, provided another dramatic setting with the Tudor palace standing tall over the Essex landscape offering commanding views over the River Blackwater and beyond.'

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