The first cinematic adventure for the long-running and much-loved BBC comedy has just wrapped on location in the UK and the south of France.
Plot details are being kept under wraps but the producers confirmed in a statement that “Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots.”
The statement added, “Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more!”
As RadioTimes.com revealed in June this year, Edina’s daughter Saffy (Julia Sawalha) will have a stroppy teenage daughter in the movie which is being distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures.
Former Spice Girl Emma Bunton and model Kate Moss has been pictured filming scenes for the film. Jane Horrocks will also feature in the movie as Bubble and June Whitfield will also return to action as Edina’s long-suffering mum.
Ben has worked as a professional journalist specialising in TV and the arts for nearly twenty years. After a two year stint on local newspapers in the mid 1990s, he spent more than 5 years as the broadcast reporter at the Stage newspaper. Following that he enjoyed staff reporting positions at the Sunday Mirror and the Sunday Times breaking stories and writing features before settling as a full time freelance writing for an array of newspapers and magazines - but mainly for the Guardian, Evening Standard, Broadcast, Independent and the New Statesman where he wrote a column.