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London was ready for its next Getty kidnapping close-up

24th March 2018

Netflix series Trust takes yet another look at the 1970s kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, grandson of John Paul I. It comes just a few months after Ridley Scott’s movie All the Money in the World did pretty much the same thing – albeit with a different spin.

While the Ridley Scott film sticks closely to John Paul Getty III’s own version of events, the TV drama explores the rumours, never proven, that the teenager was involved in his own kidnapping to get at some of his grandfather’s money.

The 10-part drama filmed in Rome, where the 17-year-old was kidnapped by a mafia gang, as well as London. John Paul Getty I famously lived for 17 years just outside of London in the Tudo manor Sutton Place, Surrey.

Haringey’s Civic Centre was turned into an American embassy in Rome for the series.

Seventy cast and crew spent a day in December last year filming the sequences. The production made a very generous donation to local mental health charity Mind, by way of thanks.

FilmFixer director Karen Everett adds, “Scenes in Trust were also filmed at a Peabody home on Stoke Newington Church Street in Haringey. Peabody Estates are private clients of FilmFixer.

“A home in Stanhope Gardens was used for interiors in Haringey.

“And a a flat in Hampstead’s Tanza Road in Camden also provided interiors.”

The big production series starts tomorrow. It stars Donald Sutherland, Hilary Swank, Harris Dickinson and Brendan Frazer is it’s produced by Oscar winner Danny Boyle.

Take a look at the trailer here.