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Havering plays the starring role in future blockbuster

18:00 24 March 2014

Extras Jenny Townshend and Deb Ellis filming in The Havering Well, in Rush Green Road, Romford.

Extras Jenny Townshend and Deb Ellis filming in The Havering Well, in Rush Green Road, Romford.

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Movie fever hit Havering as yet another potential blockbuster was filmed in the borough over the past two weeks.

Filming No Reasons this week.Filming No Reasons this week.

Spencer Hawken, 40, of London Road, Brentwood, a screenwriter, producer and director, has chosen the borough once again as the backdrop to his latest creation, No Reasons.

He describes it as “a mixture of the makings of a kitchen sink drama as well as a horrific crime thriller”.

Spencer directed Death Walks, a zombie movie filmed in Havering last year.

His new project stars famous faces in the form of ‘Allo Allo’s Vicki Michelle and 2013 Big Brother runner-up Dexter Koh.

Dexter said: “No Reasons has reignited my love for the British film industry. It’s amazingly wicked!”

Other stars include ex-Hollyoaks actor Stuart Manning and Roland Manookian, who has worked with director Guy Ritchie and who said he wanted a role because of its “level of darkness”.

Focusing on the aftermath of a girl going missing, there are elements that have been inspired by some of the top British crimes in the past 20 years, Spencer said.

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He added: “There are certain parts of the film that have been taken from four separate news stories that caught my attention, making it an incredibly dark picture.”

From Hornchurch Library in North Street, Hornchurch, to The Brickyard bar and grill in South Street, Romford, the film is mainly set in Havering. Spencer said: “When we shot Death Walks in Romford, we got so much support from the area and that was kind of the incentive that drove us to coming back here.”

Residents were given a chance to be part of the movie.

Jenny Townshend from Hornchurch was an extra.

She said: “I’m working on the PR side of the production but I wanted a first-hand experience of the movie and so I was allowed to play a small part.

“It is a really gritty film I wanted to get my teeth stuck into.”

Former Harold Wood schoolboy Spencer said: “I hope the people of Havering will really enjoy it.”

No Reasons will be released at a date to be announced this year.

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