Cornwall’s Jamaica Inn to cash in on new TV series


Cornwall’s Jamaica Inn will host a special three-night screening of the BBC’s adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s iconic novel by the same name.

The three-part series starts on Easter Monday at 9pm on BBC One and will run for three consecutive evenings from April 21-23 2014.

The "real-life Jamaica Inn" on Bodmin Moor is offering a meal deal with wine to be enjoyed during the three-night screening.

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Grant Montgomery, the adaptation’s production designer, said: "As part of my research, we visited the original Jamaica Inn for inspiration to see first-hand what had inspired Daphne du Maurier.

"It was fascinating to visit and I hope viewers will feel we have captured the drama and spirit of this legendary landmark in our drama".

Set in 1821 against the forbidding backdrop of windswept Cornish moors, Du Maurier’s classic novel ‘Jamaica Inn’ follows the journey of young and spirited Mary Yellan who is forced to live with her Aunt Patience at Jamaica Inn after the death of her mother.

 It has been adapted by Emma Frost, writer of The White Queen and was directed by BAFTA-winning director Philippa Lowthorpe (Call The Midwife), and produced by Origin Pictures for BBC One.

The cast features Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey) as Mary Yellan, Matthew McNulty (The Paradise, Room At The Top) as Jem Merlyn and Sean Harris (The Borgias, Southcliffe) as Joss Merlyn.

Several scenes were filmed on the Cornish landscape including footage shot on Holywell Bay, Bodmin Moor, Rough Tor and Cheese Ring.

The Jamaica Inn hotel was recently acquired by Surrey businessman Allen Jackson, who reveals his plans for the property in an interview which will be published in the next issue of Boutique Hotelier. 




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