Marlow Bridge was closed yesterday for an number of hours as filming took place on the iconic bridge.

The bridge was covered in gravel for the filming, which film crew staff confirmed to be for a new six-part adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations.

The Causeway was packed full of equipment, large lorries and trailers with around 25 crew there on the day.




An actor in period dress was seen rehearsing a "jump" off the side of the bridge.

There was also a blue curtain mounted on the bridge, most likely for CGI effects in production.

According to the BBC, the cast for Great Expectations includes Olivia Colman as Miss Havisham, alongside Fionn Whitehead, Ashley Thomas, Johnny Harris, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Hayley Squires, Owen McDonnell, Trystan Gravelle and Matt Berry.


(Images: Geoff Wood)

(Images: Geoff Wood)


Great Expectations is the coming-of-age story of an orphan nicknamed Pip. Dickens first released it in a series of weekly chapters beginning in December 1860 before it was subsequently published as a novel.

It is the second Dickens adaptation penned by Academy Award nominee and Bafta award winning writer Steven Knight.