You’re a star, superstar
On you go, it’s your finest hour
And I know that you’ll go far
‘Cause you’re … in Perry Barr
This week saw the cast of the Lenny Henry penned drama Danny and the Human Zoo filming at the Banqueting Palace in Perry Barr, Birmingham for what appears to be a talent show scene for the story based on Lenny’s early career.
In scenes that promise to put the semi finals of Britain’s Got Talent to shame the acts booked for the filming included a unicyclist, mime artist, ventriloquist, magician, stilt walker, contortionist, a woman with a dog and six minstrals. Some of these acts can be seen in a Facebook post by contortionist, Rebecca Hannah. There was even a clown/juggler, seen in this photo posted by Red Production Co;
— Red Production Co. (@RedProductionCo) May 27, 2015
We can assume that Kascion Franklin, who plays the shows main protagonist, Danny Fearon was present for the filming as the character of Jonesy was there as confirmed by this photo of Perry Barr, posted by actor Arthur Darvill, who plays the moustachioed, flare wearing, Jensen Interceptor driving, manager of the young comedy star.
It appears that the shoot is reaching its conclusion as confirmation that the Fearon family have already wrapped was posted by Cherrelle Skeete on Instagram earlier this week. Cherrelle plays Danny’s sister Dee Dee and the picture also shows Danny’s Mom, Myrtle Fearon, played by Cecilia Noble.
The last week has also seen Oliver and James Phelps making an appearance, both sporting their seventies moustaches and shirts, as seen in this image posted by Leonie Elliott;
— Leonie Elliott (@leonie_elliott) May 20, 2015
Finally today we grabbed the first glimpse of Danny’s girlfriend, Bridget O’Riordan, played by Harry Potter star, Evanna Lynch as she posted a trailer selfie image of the seventies look that has been created for the show.
Filmed in and around the West Midlands area, as well as a short visit north to Blackpool, Danny and the Human Zoo completes filming very soon and the finished result is expected on our TV screens in 2015.