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14 Jun 2016

Mallorca, the real stage of “The Night Manager”

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As we have already mentioned several times in previous articles, on international level Mallorca is a very attractive film location and numerous movies, TV series and TV commercials have been filmed in the island. Recently, the TV series The Night Manager, has been released on international channels, the series was filmed in the unique landscapes of Cala Deià, on the Mallorcan North Coast, and particularly on the Cas Patró March terrace, an old fisherman’s shelter that nowadays is a restaurant. This terrace, where one of the scenes took place, was a personal choice of the film director, who knew the place after having dined there.

The Night Manager is a miniseries of six episodes starring Hugh Laurie, the actor who rose to fame by playing the impertinent Doctor House on the small screen, and Tom Hiddleston (The Revengers, War Horse). It is directed by Susanne Bier and actors like Olivia Colman, Tom Hollander and Elizabeth Debicki are members of the cast.  It’s a TV series based on the novel by John le Carré that is called “El infiltrado” in Spain.

The TV series, produced by The Ink Factory, AMC and BBC One, has been released by the BBC in the UK and by AMC in the United States. It tells the story of Jonathan Pino (Tom Hiddleston), an ex soldier who works on night shifts as a hotel receptionist and who ends up collaborating with the intelligence services. His mission is to gain the trust of the circle of people surrounding the gun runner Richard Onslow Roper (Hugh Laurie) in order to gain access to him.

During last summer, various days of filming took place in Palma, shooting urban scenes of the series mainly in the Old Town in the square Drassanes, the Santa Eulàlia square and in the Horrach Moyà art gallery amongst other locations in the city centre.

In the second chapter of the TV series, Mallorca shines in all its splendour exhibiting one of the most exclusive real estate properties in Mallorca, built on the Cape of s’Avançada, in Puerto Pollença.

Sa Fortalesa is considered to be the most expensive mansion in Spain. Although the estate initially was put up for sale for more than 100 million Euros, in 2011 it was purchased by a British millionaire who paid 40 million Euros for it. This was one of the largest real estate transactions carried out in the Balearic Islands in recent years. This fortification was built in 1628 to defend Pollença against the Berber incursions. It is situated in the Predi of Albercuitx, in the bay of Puerto Pollença. More than just a house, it could be considered as a small village of 87.350m2, where seven houses, gardens, pools, private coves, terraces and even a heliport are to be found. Over the years, it has been a meeting point of avant-garde painters like Sorolla, Anglada Camarassa, Andrés Segovia, Bernareggi, Tito Cittadini, etc. During the Civil War, Sa Fortalesa was expropriated, and about three decades ago it returned into private hands. This BBC series has inspired a considerable percentage of UK visitors to come to Mallorca. La Fortaleza it isn’t open to the public but it can be rented for events, parties and film shoots.

The north of Mallorca offers unique landscapes like Formentor  and the Bay of Pollença  where impressive villas and properties are situated properties that could perfectly become scenes of great movies.

We invite you to enjoy the fiction of the TV series and the real charm of the environment in which it was filmed, although there is nothing better than do that in person!

 

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