Principal photography has officially wrapped on BBC series ‘Ripper Street’ after an 18-week shoot in Dublin.
Irish set designer Mark Geraghty and his team designed streets, a prison, a bar, and even a laboratory for the period drama. Speaking to IFTN before production ended, Pride and Prejudice actor Matthew Macfadyen praised Geraghty for his work, calling him “really talented”.
Both Macfadyen and Jerome Flynn (Game of Thrones) also appreciated
Commenting on working with the Irish crew, Flynn, who previously revealed he was keen to explore his Co Cork roots, only had praise for the “family feel” the Irish crew provided on set: “The crew, and the Irish element for me, has been an important part of [filming here]… It’s noble, the Irish influence, in terms of the crew and the family feel. It really makes a difference especially if it’s a long job like this.”
Macfadyen echoed Flynn’s statements, commenting: “I shouldn’t sound sentimental, but there does feel like a lovely atmosphere with the crew, and maybe it’s that a lot of things are filming here and there’s been a resurgence in big companies, it just feels like a lovely place to work. It’s been lovely being in Dublin, it feels very contained, it’s not like shooting in London where you’re spending your whole day in the car and it’s very disparate. We’re never more than 20 minutes away from any location, and the crew has been fantastic.”
Production ended last weekend, with the trio filming all over Dublin, including Clancy Barracks, the Phoenix Park and Trinity College.
BBC One will air the series in autumn.