– Hallmark Movies & Mysteries premieres “Gilded Newport Mysteries: Murder at the Breakers” on February 2.
– Star-studded movie features popular actors Ali Skovbye, Danny Griffin, and Nathan Witte.
– The film is recorded in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, notably at the historical Hatley Castle and Royal Roads in Colwood.
– The movie is adapted from the Alyssa Maxwell novel.
On Friday, February 2, the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel premiered its most recent feature, “Gilded Newport Mysteries: Murder at the Breakers,” starring the well-liked Ali Skovbye, Danny Griffin, and Nathan Witte. The movie showcases beautiful locations in Canada, historical storylines, and captivating performances by the cast.
Film Locations: Hatley Castle & Royal Roads in Canada
Based on the information from the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), the film was shot in several locations in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The primary filming spots included the historic Hatley Castle and Royal Roads in Colwood. According to reports by Hollywood North Buzz, the filming spanned almost three weeks, from October 2 to October 20.
In a fascinating detail, Hatley Castle served as the filming spot for several other Hallmark movies this year. Director Jacqui Kaese took to Facebook to reveal that the recent “Curious Caterer” movie was also shot at this location last month. The City of Colwood reciprocated the honor by proudly acknowledging their Hatley Castle’s pivotal role as a filming location for “Gilded Newport Mysteries.”
A Dive into History and Novel Adaptation
The Hatley Castle, completed in 1908, has a rich history. It functioned as a dormitory for cadets and staff officers for two years from 1941 to 1943. It’s now a part of Royal Roads University, which also featured in the movie’s filming locations.
The film’s storyline traces back to the Alyssa Maxwell novel sharing the same title. This integration of historical charm and thrilling narrative brought a unique depth to the movie.
The Star Cast and their Excitement
Actors enthusiastically shared the news and their experiences while filming “Gilded Newport Mysteries”. James Drew Dean shared on his Instagram about the movie and his delightful filming experience. Dean expressed his gratitude to the directors and encouraged followers to watch the film when it premiered on Hallmark and scheduled for streaming on platforms like Prime or Hulu in Canada.
In addition to Dean, Nathan Witte also took to Instagram to announce the movie. He also disclosed the movie’s timeline, revealing that the narrative is set in the 1890s. Witte portrays a supporting lead role of a wealthy bachelor in the movie.
Meet the Rest of the Cast
The Hallmark’s synopsis revealed that the movie is set in 1895 at the Vanderbilt mansion in Rhode Island. The movie spins around Emma, a society page writer portrayed by Ali Skovbye, who witnesses a murder while attending a ball and is inevitably drawn into the investigation when her brother is arrested.
Danny Griffin plays Jesse, a character who showcases his established equestrian riding skills in the film. The actor boasts a series of acclaimed roles, such as in the Netflix drama “Fate: The Winx Saga”, the BBC/Netflix series “Get Even”, and the film “The Gentlemen.”
The leading trio, joined by a stellar supporting cast, including Gillian Barber, Katherine Evans, James Drew Dean, and Mark Humphrey, colorizes the narrative of the movie, making it an exciting addition to Hallmark’s offering. Developments of “Gilded Newport Mysteries” echo the classic whodunit tales with a subtle blend of romance, mystery, and historic grandeur that Hallmark movies typically offer. This film is likely to be another feather in the cap of Hallmark’s library of successful ventures.