Where was Hollington Drive filmed? Wales filming locations of new ITV drama starring Anna Maxwell Martin
The hit ITV thriller, filmed in an housing estate in Wales, concludes on Wednesday evening
ITV’s Hollington Drive will conclude on Wednesday (20 October), bringing a close to the story of the community rocked by a tragic death.
The thriller stars Line of Duty star Anna Maxwell Martin and Rachael Stirling, and transports viewers to an everyday UK suburban neighbourhood, whose lives are turned upside down following the disappearance of one of the residents
Here is all you need to know about where Hollington Drive was filmed, and what locations were used in filming.
Where was Hollington Drive filmed?
Hollington Drive was filmed in Wales. The majority of the filming took place in a housing estate known as The Mill.
Filming also took place in a nearby green space called Sanatorium Park, located in the Leckwith district of western Cardiff.
Speaking at a press event ahead of the show’s release, executive producer Jonathan Fisher revealed that the location scouting took a long time.
Fisher said: “I think we started scouting for that location about six months prior to filming – and we looked at loads. We had a location scout on the road.
“We reviewed, I would say, over 100 possible cul-de-sacs, honestly, and it was one of those where we just knew when we saw it, we’d know that was the one and this was certainly the case here,” he added.
Speaking about The Mill housing estate, Fisher explained: “You can tell just from [the first 10 minutes] that alone that it’s such a fundamental part of that series and almost a character in itself. It was integral that we got it right and I think we did. We’re really happy with it.”
Wales has proved to be a popular choice as a filming location for TV shows in the last five years, with Sex Education, Keeping Faith and The Pembrokeshire Murders all shot there.
Who’s in the cast of Hollington Drive?
Hollington Drive focuses on the lives of sisters, Theresa, (Anna Maxwell Martin) and her older headteacher sibling, Helen (Rachael Stirling).
Theresa is married to Fraser (Rhashan Stone, Finding Alice) and Helen to David (Peter McDonald, Dublin Murders).
The plot follows the families as they come to terms with missing 10-year-old pupil at Helen’s school, Alex Boyd.
Theresa and Helen are not only concerned about the sudden disappearance, but the impact it is having on their own children, Theresa’s ten-year-old son, Ben (Fraser Holmes) and Helen’s daughter Eva (Amelie Bea Smith).
Also in the cast is Ken Nwosu as Eddie, Fraser’s brother.
Jonas Armstrong stars as Gareth, father of missing schoolboy Alex, and Jodie McNee as Alex’s mother.
When is Hollington Drive on TV?
Hollington Drive begins on ITV on Wednesday 29 September at 9pm.
The series runs across four episodes, aired on successive Wednesdays at 9pm on ITV.
You can catch up on all episodes after they have aired, on the ITV Hub.