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Last night saw the premiere of Jess’ Jamaica Inn. We have screencaped it and added x875 photos to the gallery. The Times gave it 4 stars! The telegraph said it was “too self-conscious” with only 2 stars, The Guardian said “It was a towering achievement”, we loved it and thought Jess was as always superb!

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Listen to Jess on BBC Radio 6 with Shaun here.

Shaun is after your Earworms before 8am, Matt Everitt has the Music News and actress Jessica Brown Findlay joins Shaun to chat about her new BBC drama – Jamaica Inn

Set in 1820 against the forbidding backdrop of windswept Cornish moors, the story follows the journey of young and spirited Mary (Brown Findlay) who is forced to live with her Aunt Patience after the death of her mother. Mary arrives at the isolated Jamaica Inn to discover her Aunt is a shell of the carefree woman she remembers from her childhood, and instead finds a drudge who is firmly under the spell of her domineering husband Joss.


We have added screencaps from the BBC Trailer for Jamaica Inn which airs next weekend. Also a couple of new stills and one behind the scenes photo to the gallery …


BBC One has debuted a new trailer for upcoming drama Jamaica Inn

The promo sees Downton Abbey star Jessica Brown Findlay take on the role of Mary in the period drama.

Set in 1820s Cornwall, Jamaica Inn follows Mary as she is drawn into a world of smuggling and romance.

Matthew McNulty (Misfits), Sean Harris (Southcliffe) and Ben Daniels (House of Cards) will also star in the adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s novel, penned by The White Queen’s Emma Frost.

The series – which began filming in Cornwall, Yorkshire and Cumbria last September – also stars Joanne Whalley (Gossip Girl) and Shirley Henderson (Harry Potter).

Scriptwriter Frost said: “I love Daphne du Maurier’s novels and it’s been a lifelong dream to adapt Jamaica Inn.

“I hope I have done justice to this wonderful tale of morality, survival and desire.

“It has been a pleasure and a privilege to adapt it for the screen, and I’m tremendously excited to see how our talented cast and director bring the scripts to life.”

Jamaica Inn airs on BBC One April 21st 2014 [WATCH TRAILER HERE]


We have added a new HQ photo of Jess filming Jamaica Inn, thanks to Westmorland Gazette for the photo and this nice read.

The wait is over for South Lakeland residents keen to catch a glimpse of themselves or their home town on television. The dates have been announced for the screening of the BBC’s adaptation of Jamaica Inn, which was partly filmed in Kirkby Lonsdale using local people as extras.

“Kirkby Lonsdale looks set to be the quietest town in South Lakeland during Easter week!” said town council chairman Allan Muirhead. “Now we know the transmission dates, you can bet practically everyone in town will be tuning in for three nights’ viewing to see how it all turned out.”

The programme, which saw the town transformed into a 19th Century Cornish village for a week of filming, is set to be shown in three parts from Easter Monday, April 21. It will be shown in hour-long episodes, of which around 15 minutes will of the South Lakeland town’s Market Square, where fake shop fronts and tons of mud were installed to wind back the clock to 1820.

“We didn’t recognise parts of the town used for filming once they’d built false shop fronts,” continued Coun Muirhead. “It will be fun trying to spot ourselves.” The filming took place last October and saw stars Jessica Brown Findlay and Ben Daniels descend with a crew to film exterior shots. The adaptation of the Daphne du Maurier novel saw several residents chosen as extras, while hundreds more turned out to watch filming take place.

“We’ll have to watch very carefully!” added Coun Muirhead. A one-off event is now set to be hosted on Saturday (April 12) when the show’s producer, Dan Winch, will give a talk about ‘the making of Jamaica Inn’. One of the revelations is expected to be why the Cumbrian location was chosen rather than Launceston, where the book is set.

Accepting an invitation from town represenatives, Mr Winch said: “I’m so delighted that you all have fond memories of our visit. “The hard work and planning certainly seemed to pay off. I’d be delighted to visit. “It would be the very least I can do by way of thanks.”

The talk will be held at the Lunesdale Hall and tickets can be bought from the town’s visitor information shop at 24 Main Street.


Wading into the cold Atlantic ocean, waves crashing over her head, her lips slowly turning blue, there were moments when Jessica Brown Findlay feared for her life.

The actress known around the world as Downton Abbey’s elegant Lady Sybil found herself gasping for breath as she filmed the BBC’s gritty new three-part adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn.

Yet despite the danger and discomfort, she was having the time of her life playing headstrong Cornish girl Mary Yellen.

“Filming in the sea was ridiculous,” she tells me, she tells me with her distinctive, throaty laugh.

“It was exhilarating and special because you were able to get to a place so far beyond where it feels ‘pretend’. It was very real and there was a certain level of fear. You were in the sea, everyone disappeared and you may drown.

“The waves were so big – you’d go under and for a few seconds you couldn’t see which way was up.”

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Jamaica Inn runs on BBC1, on Easter Monday, Tuesday April 21 and Wednesday April 22