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Sequel to Winter Solstice:
Summer Solstice

Article about new film, "Summer Soltice", in the works, translated from German by Google, fine-tuned by Gabi, thank you!
Lothian proves star attraction
July 6, 2005
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Honor's love for the Lady by Lawrence Poole
Setpember 13, 2005
Honor Blackman is in "Summer Solstice".

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From June 13 until August 5, 2005 the ZDF (Second Channel of German Television) in coproduction with Tele Munich is shooting in Edinburgh and at the east coast of Scotland the two-part film 'Summer Solstice' (working title) with international star cast. In content 'Summer Solstice' is the sequel of the successful movie after the latest Rosamunde Pilcher novel 'Winter Solstice'. The script is by John Goldsmith. Directed by Giles Foster actors like Jacqueline Bisset, Jan Niklas, Sinead Cusack, Lara Joy Körner, Jason Durr, Honor Blackman, Franco Nero, Bjoern Casapietra are taking part and many others.

Many of the plans for the future made by the different couples at Christmas Eve in 'Winter Solstice' are partly realised in 'Summer Solstice'. While organist Oscar Blundell (Jan Niklas) and actress Elfrida Phipps (Sinead Cusack) move into a common home, Countess Lucinda Rhives (Honor Blackman) has rebuilt her castle, wonderfully situated at the seaside, into a hotel under the direction of Carrie (Lara Joy Körner) and Sam (Jason Durr). Carrie's and Sam's relationship is strained by their being under pressure to succeed. Beside this there was published in Sam's newspaper 'Langmore & Highland Gazette' without his permission an article which accuses the American bestseller author Alexia White (Jacqueline Bisset) of plagiarism. Alexia threatens to go to court which could be the ruin of Sam. In this tense situation Carrie finds out that she is pregnant. To take some of the strain off her Sam employs against her wishes the hotel manager Leo Berger (Bjoern Casapietra). But Carrie is afraid to be gotten rid of. She fights for Sam, her job and - when she is stopped violently by a breakdown - above all for her child.

'Summer Solstice' is produced by Tele Munich/Gate Film (Dr. Herbert Kloiber/Rikolt von Gagern). Responsible TV editor is Verena von Heereman.

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Lothian proves star attraction
July 6, 2005

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SIXTIES movie sirens Honor Blackman and Jacqueline Bisset are the latest stars to bring the glamour of the movies to the Lothians.

The pair are currently in Penicuik filming a £5 million TV drama along with a 60-strong crew from a German production company.

They are set to be followed by comedienne Julie Walters and Harry Potter star Rupert Grint, who are due to begin filming a new British comedy in and around Edinburgh later this month.

And it is still hoped that Tom Hanks and the rest of the cast and crew working on the film adaptation of The Da Vinci Code will visit Rosslyn Chapel, the Midlothian landmark which features prominently in the best-selling novel, in the autumn for filming.

Blackman, best known for playing Bond girl Pussy Galore in Goldfinger, and Bisset, the star of Murder on the Orient Express and Bullitt, have major roles in the romantic drama Summer Solstice.

It is the sequel to the TV adaptation of Winter Solstice, Rosamunde Pilcher's best-selling novel, which was shown in the UK earlier this year.

The two stars spent yesterday at Newhall House, a private mansion near Penicuik, filming scenes at a village fete for the drama, having already been on location at Dundas Castle near South Queensferry.

Also on the cards for the production are visits to Haddington and Gifford in East Lothian, the Dalmeny Estate on the western outskirts of Edinburgh, and Edinburgh Academy.

In Summer Solstice, Blackman, 78, plays the Countess of Rhives, while Bisset takes on the part of femme fatale Alexia. Other stars in the two-part series, which is expected to be shown in the UK next year, include Sinead Cussack and Jason Durr.

Bissett, 60, said: "I was last in Edinburgh four years ago for the premiere of The Sleepy Time Gal during the Film Festival. It's always a crazy time of year to be here because so much is on at the same time and you tend to want to lock yourself in the room because it's too much.

"I'm really enjoying this production because of the chance to see so much amazing scenery. It's been just magical so far.

"I'm staying in the Balmoral at the moment, so I had a fantastic view of all the problems on Princes Street on Monday night. It was right outside my bedroom window. I'd got caught up in it earlier in the day in Charlotte Square, when I was on my way to visit the Dean Gallery, but my taxi driver took me another route when he recognised that some of the people on the street were trouble-makers. I didn't realise."

Edinburgh and the Lothians has enjoyed an unprecedented spell in the spotlight in recent years thanks to a string of high-profile productions being shot here.

A spokeswoman for Edinburgh Film Focus, which helps production companies find locations in and around the Capital, said: "This is one of our busiest years so far, if not the busiest. Word-of-mouth about this area certainly seems to be spreading."
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