David Tennant a filmat la Ploiesti pentru BBC, France Televisions si ZDF
The eight-part series Around the World in 80 Days, a European coproduction directed by Steve Barron and starring David Tennant, is currently filming in Ploiesti, Romania. Castel Film Studio is providing services. Charles Beeson is also directing a number of episodes. The cast includes Ibrahim Koma, Leonie Benesch, Jason Watkins, Peter Sullivan. Lindsay Duncan, Dolly Wells, Richard Wilson, Faical Elkihel, Anthony Flanagan, and Gary Beadle and Giovanni Scifoni are among the guest actors.
For this film, the Palace of Culture in Ploiesti was temporarily redecorated to look like a Parisian train station. The chandelier in the Column Hall was dismantled and the imitation of a giant clock was mounted. All the usual exhibits of the Hall have been moved, leaving room for benches specific to a station before 1900. For this film, the Palace of Culture in Ploiesti was temporarily redecorated to look like a Parisian train station. The producers used over a hundred extras, over 10 horses and several vintage carts.
Around the World in 80 Days is a Slim Film + Television and Federation coproduction for the European Alliance formed by France Télévisions, ZDF and RAI, with additional coproduction partners, Peu Communications in South Africa, MASTERPIECE in the USA, Be-FILMS and RTBF in Belgium and associate producer Daro Film. France Télévisions introduced the project to their Alliance broadcasting partners Germany’s ZDF and Italy’s RAI, while Seven West Media have backed production and will broadcast the drama in Australia. The series has been acquired by the BBC in the UK and RTS in Switzerland. The project is supported by the IDC (Industrial Development Corporation) of South Africa and the Creative Europe MEDIA Sub-Programme. The series started filming in South Africa earlier in 2020, then the pandemic hit. It returned to filming in Romania in October and will return to South Africa January-February 2021.