Scheme aims to promote county as top film location

A scheme has been launched to attract film-makers and television producers to Lincolnshire.

Location Lincs is the brainchild of Heather Greenwood, who has worked on documentary films including Bros: After the Screaming and Class of 92.

She said the region had many stunning locations, including historic buildings, along with areas of unspoiled natural beauty.

Lincolnshire has previously hosted productions of Napoleon, Peterloo, The Da Vinci Code, Strike and Wild Bill.

Ms Greenwood, who grew up in Boston and has received a Bafta nomination for her work on Bros: After the Screaming, said the county had a lot to offer.

She said the scheme, set up through her company Keal Productions, aimed to "bring together" all those working in the creative industries to attract more film and TV companies.

Ms Greenwood said they were also working with tourism body Visit Lincolnshire to promote the county as part of a "collective effort".

Hayley Toyne, from the visitor economy team, said there was already a section on the Visit Lincolnshire website "showcasing things that have been filmed here".

However, she said: "We are all about attracting investment into the county and we really want more production companies to come."

Ms Toyne said the county offered lots of "amazing destinations", including Lincoln Cathedral, which was used in scenes from Ridley Scott's Napoleon.

"In terms of tourism, we know visitors are coming to look at what they have seen on TV or in a film," she added.

'Extremely proud'

Actor and producer Ian Sharp, who is originally from Scunthorpe, said he was backing the scheme.

He said: "I've always been extremely proud of being from Scunthorpe and being in the film business, but always felt like we [the region] were the underdog.

"Whatever I can do from my side of the producing fence I want to get involved."

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