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Rob Lowe: "Where's Slough again?" (Credit: mangostar, uploaded via Wikimedia Commons)

Colin Firth, Rob Lowe and…Slough

Rob Lowe, the 1980s heart-throb and one of the stars of the 2010 biography Brat Pack: Where Are They Now? continues to provide his answer to the biography’s question by appearing in a new Sky series called Apocalypse Slough. (Photo of Rob Lowe by mangostar, uploaded via Wikimedia Commons)

Apocalypse Slough follows a motley crew of characters all trying to reach a bunker deep beneath the Berkshire town while a comet hurtles towards Earth. In it Rob Lowe plays Father Jude. He is the Vatican’s most rebellious priest who, on learning of the impending doom, goes on an epic journey of self-discovery. We hope it is not too late.

The West London Film Office granted permission for the crew to use Greenford Cemetery and litter some nearby streets with burnt-out cars.

The Theory Of Everything director James Marsh takes the helm of a new feature film called Deep Water starring Colin Firth. It follows the true story of Donald Crowhurst and the tragic end to his attempt to circumnavigate the globe in a yacht.

The Perivale Residents’ Association clubhouse in the Ealing Central sports ground provided the period backdrop for a 1960s yacht club in the West Country.

The legendary comic book writer Stan Lee has been commissioned to pen a new TV drama going by the name Lucky Man and starring James Nesbitt. In it Mr Nesbitt’s character has been granted the ability to control luck. The West London Film Office feels safe in assuming that the programme will contain more than just lottery-playing scenes based on the fact they used Acton Town Hall’s vacant wing to double as a hospital.

Of course no Reel Life is complete without some lifestyle advice from the advertisers who have been filming here. So, whenever it is convenient during the new few weeks please make sure to buy a hamburger from a well-known high street burger restaurant, pop down the road to start a new bank account and immediately consider taking out a large loan to buy a car. But for heaven’s sake, make sure you have enough left over to pay your tax.

West London Film Office – find out more and also register your property as a potential TV or film location.

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