Just a quick post today, seeing as not much happened and I'm absolutely shattered.
Location: Adonis Kebabs, Commercial Road, Newport.
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Amanda Abbington.
Yesterday's filming was a surprise. It's rare we find filming two days running so I was enjoying a restful day. Then SV signs (standing for Sue Vertue, the producer and Moffat's wife) were spotted all over Newport and that was that. The first location was St Woollos Cemetery but unfortunately by the time we were aware of them they were already packing up.
From what we can make out, John and Mary were stopping off from a night out for a kebab. From their attire I'd speculate they'd been to a black tie event, opera, the theatre or the ballet. Martin was wearing a tidy suit (with a dark scarf strung around his neck) and Amanda was wearing black tights, a sparky black dress - about knee length, black heels and a large, furry, black bolero. Martin was also sporting a moustache. Obviously fake seeing as he was clean shaven yesterday and I doubt he has werewolf genes. He kept fiddling with it between takes. In the scene John and Sherlock are angry, shouting at each other. The only really audible word was "..secret.." Towards the end of the scene John headbutts Sherlock (full force, the first time I saw it I gasped because I wasn't expecting it.) Sherlock starts dabbing at his nose as if it's bleeding, after that.
It was bitterly cold out again. I felt very sorry for them all just to be wearing costume. They'll have gone home with frostbite. Between takes they had coats wrapped around their shoulders, and Benedict and Martin waited outside for a while drinking hot drinks and having a laugh. Benedict was also bouncing up and down, trying to keep his circulation going.
Eventually the cold got too much for us and we headed home. I'm so cold and shattered I doubt I'll be desperately looking out for filming today. Besides, I need more bloody petrol.
Re photos: my computer is still awaiting parts. This good because I can let myself write my blog warm in bed, but rubbish for adding pictures. I'll try and borrow the boyfriend's iPad or his mother's laptop later and add some. I'll tweet an update if I do, I'm @tlchimera on Twitter.. @ryanfarrr has tweeted some lovely pictures as it is.
There's also now a video, also by Ryan, it's brilliant and can see it here.