Guernsey film ‘offers once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the island’

HAVING Guernsey included in the title of a film with high-profile lead actors is a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity for the island to promote what is on offer here, a leading hotelier has said.

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Filming for the movie adaptation of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society book started in March and has included scenes filmed shot in London and Oxfordshire.

Old Government House Hotel & Spa general manager Andrew Chantrell thinks there are ‘almost unending possibilities’ to promote Guernsey in linking it with the film.

‘This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the island,’ he said.

Lily James, best known for her role in Downton Abbey and as Cinderella, is playing the lead role of Juliet Ashton in the film. The male lead, Guernsey pig farmer Dawsey Adams, is played by Michiel Huisman, of Game of Thrones fame.

The film is an adaptation of the best-selling book about post-Occupation Guernsey, but no scenes are set to be filmed in the island.

Mr Chantrell said this film was a ‘fantastic opportunity’ for the island, not only for hospitality but for general awareness, particularly with having Guernsey in the title.

‘That in itself helps us to raise the profile.’

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