Tilbury becomes Grimsby...with film stars set to shoot next Baron-Cohen film in town

Basildon Recorder: Sasha Baron-Cohen with wife and Grimsby co-star Isla Fisher Sasha Baron-Cohen with wife and Grimsby co-star Isla Fisher

HOLLYWOOD film stars, including Sacha Baron-Cohen, could be bound for Tilbury to shoot scenes for a new film.

Scenes from Grimsby, in which Borat and Bruno star Baron-Cohen plays a football hooligan, are being filmed in Dock Road today [Thursday] and Friday.

Grimsby is Baron-Cohen’s latest film, featuring an all-star cast including his real-life wife Isla Fisher, British comedy star Johnny Vegas, Lovejoy and Deadwood star Ian McShane, Homeland actor David Harewood and Oscar-nominated Gabourey Sidibe.

Basildon Recorder: Tilbury transformed into Grimsby

Shops in Tilbury have been turned into shops from Grimsby for the film

Shops in Tilbury have had their fascias and hoardings changed to make the street look like it is Grimsby in the 1980s.

Fake bus stops, adorned with Rolling Stones and The Who posters, and a fake phone box have also been put up.

Tilbury Wines in Dock Road has had a “Grimsby Fired Chicken” fascia fitted, while Right Time African Restaurant has become “Maids and Brides”. Tilbury Tattoos and Piercings has been turned into Grimsby store “Timber and Mouldings”.

Cars from the 80s are also said to be parked nearby, ready for filming.

Meanwhile Asset Chemist in Dock Road has been turned into “Humberside mini-van hire” by set designers for the new film.

No road closures are planned for today [Thursday] or Friday but a spokesman for Thurrock Council said: “Some parking has been and will be suspended on Dock Road and the Broadway from 8am on July 9 to 8pm on July 11. Some parking on Calcutta Rd will be suspended from 8am on Thursday, July 10 to 8pm on Friday, July 11.

“The licence was issued to a traffic management company working on behalf of a film company.”

It was recently revealed the plot to the film involves Mark Strong playing a covert ops agent forced to go on the run with Baron-Cohen, his estranged brother, who happens to be a football hooligan.

Scenes from the film have been shot at various other locations across the UK, including at Roots Hall, the home ground of Southend United.

Baron-Cohen was recently pictured wearing a retro England shirt, Mod-like wig complete with sideburns and Roman numerals tattoo on the inside of his arm, while filming in London.

The film is due for release in September 2015.

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7:24pm Wed 9 Jul 14

rocket1 says...

anyone remember a war film shot in dock road in the early 60's?.
anyone remember a war film shot in dock road in the early 60's?. rocket1
  • Score: 0

7:33pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Fantastic locations, must be the envy of many, in the evening a stroll along the majestic Thames sea wall, dining at the World's end, before returning to the tranquillity of Calcutta Road.
Fantastic locations, must be the envy of many, in the evening a stroll along the majestic Thames sea wall, dining at the World's end, before returning to the tranquillity of Calcutta Road. Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 11

10:09pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Fab man says...

Grimsby is a dump, incidentally so is Tilbury so appropriate. Those cars for the scenes will be gone before shooting starts.
Grimsby is a dump, incidentally so is Tilbury so appropriate. Those cars for the scenes will be gone before shooting starts. Fab man
  • Score: 6

10:21pm Wed 9 Jul 14

John Right says...

Love Tilbury, the women, the beer.......
Love Tilbury, the women, the beer....... John Right
  • Score: 5

12:11pm Thu 10 Jul 14

KatieMawbey says...

Someone needs to tell the people who created the set that in the 80's the area code was 0375 right up till 95 yet the code says 01375
Someone needs to tell the people who created the set that in the 80's the area code was 0375 right up till 95 yet the code says 01375 KatieMawbey
  • Score: 3

3:45pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Thurrockbob says...

John Right wrote:
Love Tilbury, the women, the beer.......
No decent women just tarts, No decent pub ..... you must have a great time mate! lol
[quote][p][bold]John Right[/bold] wrote: Love Tilbury, the women, the beer.......[/p][/quote]No decent women just tarts, No decent pub ..... you must have a great time mate! lol Thurrockbob
  • Score: -4

5:47pm Thu 10 Jul 14

KBAD72 says...

The war film from the 1960s that had scenes shot in Dock Road was 'The Longest Day'.
The war film from the 1960s that had scenes shot in Dock Road was 'The Longest Day'. KBAD72
  • Score: 1

5:49pm Thu 10 Jul 14

KBAD72 says...

Thurrockbob wrote:
John Right wrote:
Love Tilbury, the women, the beer.......
No decent women just tarts, No decent pub ..... you must have a great time mate! lol
The World's End is a decent pub, better than most in Thurrock anyway.
[quote][p][bold]Thurrockbob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Right[/bold] wrote: Love Tilbury, the women, the beer.......[/p][/quote]No decent women just tarts, No decent pub ..... you must have a great time mate! lol[/p][/quote]The World's End is a decent pub, better than most in Thurrock anyway. KBAD72
  • Score: -1

5:52pm Thu 10 Jul 14

KBAD72 says...

KatieMawbey wrote:
Someone needs to tell the people who created the set that in the 80's the area code was 0375 right up till 95 yet the code says 01375
The film is set in Grimsby so the area code is completely wrong either way!
[quote][p][bold]KatieMawbey[/bold] wrote: Someone needs to tell the people who created the set that in the 80's the area code was 0375 right up till 95 yet the code says 01375[/p][/quote]The film is set in Grimsby so the area code is completely wrong either way! KBAD72
  • Score: 3

12:55am Fri 11 Jul 14

kevinx says...

The day Tilbury became Grimsby, for the film of the same name, starring Sacha Baron-Cohen
https://www.dropbox.
com/sh/s6ybvre9qiflo
r5/AAC-fnbr05mIwiLzK
EL6AIGTa
The day Tilbury became Grimsby, for the film of the same name, starring Sacha Baron-Cohen https://www.dropbox. com/sh/s6ybvre9qiflo r5/AAC-fnbr05mIwiLzK EL6AIGTa kevinx
  • Score: 2

12:57am Fri 11 Jul 14

kevinx says...

https://www.dropbox.
com/sh/s6ybvre9qiflo
r5/AAC-fnbr05mIwiLzK
EL6AIGTa
https://www.dropbox. com/sh/s6ybvre9qiflo r5/AAC-fnbr05mIwiLzK EL6AIGTa kevinx
  • Score: 1

1:00am Fri 11 Jul 14

kevinx says...

kevinx wrote:
The day Tilbury became Grimsby, for the film of the same name, starring Sacha Baron-Cohen
https://www.dropbox.

com/sh/s6ybvre9qiflo

r5/AAC-fnbr05mIwiLzK

EL6AIGTa
(remove the space between dropbox. and com)
[quote][p][bold]kevinx[/bold] wrote: The day Tilbury became Grimsby, for the film of the same name, starring Sacha Baron-Cohen https://www.dropbox. com/sh/s6ybvre9qiflo r5/AAC-fnbr05mIwiLzK EL6AIGTa[/p][/quote](remove the space between dropbox. and com) kevinx
  • Score: 0

1:01am Fri 11 Jul 14

kevinx says...

http://goo.gl/uJbaxo
http://goo.gl/uJbaxo kevinx
  • Score: 0

7:54am Fri 11 Jul 14

Drunken Master says...

Not sure Grimsby has as many Africans as Tilbury, luckily enough.
Not sure Grimsby has as many Africans as Tilbury, luckily enough. Drunken Master
  • Score: 7

7:41pm Sun 13 Jul 14

rocket1 says...

KBAD72 wrote:
The war film from the 1960s that had scenes shot in Dock Road was 'The Longest Day'.
i was a little kid when that film was shot,they had covered dock road in mud and a bloke on a scooter came out of tilbury past the social club and when he hit the mud he fell off and went sliding down the road.
[quote][p][bold]KBAD72[/bold] wrote: The war film from the 1960s that had scenes shot in Dock Road was 'The Longest Day'.[/p][/quote]i was a little kid when that film was shot,they had covered dock road in mud and a bloke on a scooter came out of tilbury past the social club and when he hit the mud he fell off and went sliding down the road. rocket1
  • Score: 4

8:32am Mon 14 Jul 14

Drunken Master says...

If they wanted to remake Zulu they could use Chafford, no need to draft in extras.
If they wanted to remake Zulu they could use Chafford, no need to draft in extras. Drunken Master
  • Score: 5

10:13am Wed 16 Jul 14

poortaxpayer says...

Apparently they had to clean up Tilbury to make it look as filthy as it did during filming. They were going to use Mucking Tip but it closed and got turned into a nature reserve so they used the next best thing.
Apparently they had to clean up Tilbury to make it look as filthy as it did during filming. They were going to use Mucking Tip but it closed and got turned into a nature reserve so they used the next best thing. poortaxpayer
  • Score: 0

11:38am Thu 17 Jul 14

KBAD72 says...

rocket1 wrote:
KBAD72 wrote:
The war film from the 1960s that had scenes shot in Dock Road was 'The Longest Day'.
i was a little kid when that film was shot,they had covered dock road in mud and a bloke on a scooter came out of tilbury past the social club and when he hit the mud he fell off and went sliding down the road.
I've just read on the Thurrock Council website that the war film was actually 'The Victors' starring George Peppard and it mentions a press report of the road being covered in mud. I was recently doing a guided tour of Tilbury Fort when a local couple told me the film was 'The Longest Day' but it seems they were mistaken.
[quote][p][bold]rocket1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KBAD72[/bold] wrote: The war film from the 1960s that had scenes shot in Dock Road was 'The Longest Day'.[/p][/quote]i was a little kid when that film was shot,they had covered dock road in mud and a bloke on a scooter came out of tilbury past the social club and when he hit the mud he fell off and went sliding down the road.[/p][/quote]I've just read on the Thurrock Council website that the war film was actually 'The Victors' starring George Peppard and it mentions a press report of the road being covered in mud. I was recently doing a guided tour of Tilbury Fort when a local couple told me the film was 'The Longest Day' but it seems they were mistaken. KBAD72
  • Score: 0

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