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Hollywood movie star Jude Law has been filming a new block-buster TV series in Kent.

The BAFTA-winning actor who played Yon-Rogg in this year's superhero film Captain Marvel and was Albus Dumbledore in last year's Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, has been working on the Isle of Sheppey.

Law, 46, plays a man called Sam who stumbles on the sinister secrets and strange rituals of the inhabitants of a mysterious island off the coast of Britain in The Third Day, a six-part series for HBO and Sky Drama, the same people who scored a global hit with Chernobyl.

Jude Law. He's been filming The Third Day on the Isle of Sheppey (14467818)
Jude Law. He's been filming The Third Day on the Isle of Sheppey (14467818)

Fantasy and reality began to blur for Sam, triggering past traumas which brings him into conflict with the islanders.

Filming took place last Monday at remote Harty.

Victoria Burden, business director at the Ferry House Inn, said: "They were filming all day from 6am.

The Ferry Inn at Harty on the Isle of Sheppey where Jude Law stayed to film The Third Day (14468649)
The Ferry Inn at Harty on the Isle of Sheppey where Jude Law stayed to film The Third Day (14468649)

"Jude checked in with us about 11pm the night before having been driven down from London by his driver.

"We weren't expecting him as his management company had booked him in under a false name.

"He literally went straight to bed so interaction was very limited, to say the least."

The suite where Jude Law stayed at the Ferry Inn, Harty, on the Isle of Sheppey to film The Third Day. Picture: Rebecca Douglas (14473013)
The suite where Jude Law stayed at the Ferry Inn, Harty, on the Isle of Sheppey to film The Third Day. Picture: Rebecca Douglas (14473013)
Ferry House Inn, Sheppey, taken from across the water at Oare. Picture: Steff Woodard
Ferry House Inn, Sheppey, taken from across the water at Oare. Picture: Steff Woodard

There were around 40-60 crew with trucks, lights and cameras for the shoot.

Victoria said: "We saw them down by the Fleet filming with a herd of horses in the background. The people who own the horses were asked to round them up as part of the film."

She added: "We are all looking forward to seeing this on TV next year. Harty is so beautiful and is used for lots of films and programmes."

Robbie Williams filming Love My Life in Leysdown
Robbie Williams filming Love My Life in Leysdown

Robbie Williams used nearby Leysdown to shoot his music video Love My Life in 2016 and Kiss Me First, an emotional six-part thriller for Channel 4, was also filmed at Shellness on the Island as was the ITV series Dark Heart starring Tom Riley as Detective Inspector Will ‘Staffe’ Wagstaffe.

The Third Day is being directed by BAFTA-winner Marc Munden and will be broadcast next year on Sky Atlantic in Europe and HBO in North America.

The project is produced in partnership with Dennis Kelly, Brad Pitt's production company Plan B Entertainment and "immersive theatre company" Punchdrunk International.

The Third Day will be the first original to come from Sky's new production house Sky Studios.

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Jude's Personal Life

Lewisham-born Law, the son of a headmaster, grew up in Blackheath and first sprung to international fame in Anthony Minghella's The Talented Mr Ripley.

He played Dr Watson in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes in 2009 and in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows in 2011. He was also in Steven Spielberg's A.I. Artificial Intelligence and Sam Mendes' Road to Perdition.

The father-of-five is also an accomplished stage actor but has had an interesting private life.

He was married to Sadie Frost for five years and had three children with her. He later became engaged to Sienna Miller but the pair broke up after he admitted having an affair with his children's nanny.

He became a father for the fourth time following a brief relationship with American model Samantha Burke. His fifth child was born to Catherine Harding in 2015. He married his girlfriend Phillipa Coan on May 1, this year.

Jude Law is not the only actor to be filming in Kent. Charlize Theron was here, too.

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