Sky TV series begins filming in Ireland with a star cast

Hollywood actor Ray Winstone will be in Ireland this July to film a new Sky TV series titled “Moonfleet”. Filming for the two-part adaption of the book by the same name by author John Meade Falkner, a story of a thrill-seeker longing to join the local crew of smugglers, will take place in Dublin and Wicklow despite the novel being set in a small Dorset village.

The “Moonfleet” adaptation written by Ashley Pharoah will be filmed in parts of Dublin and Howth, with the popular tourist and Ireland vacation beauty hotspot – the Silver Strand Beach in Wicklow confirmed as Moonfleet Bay.

Winstone , who is looking forward to filming in Ireland, will lead a well known cast that includes, Dublin born Lorcan Cranitch a popular actor who has starred in The Bill, Lewis, Cracker, and the Hornblower, as well as The Bill actor Anthony Ofoegbu, The Inbetweeners Martin Trenaman and Ben Chaplin of Mad Dog fame.

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