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Summer tear-jerker filmed in Islington

27th May 2016
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Set to be this summer’s big weepie, Me Before You shot a couple of key scenes with Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke in Islington.

The film opens on June 2nd, take a look at the trailer here.

Clarke filmed in West Library on Bridgeman Road, looking for books, and working on a computer.

And some green screen scenes were shot at Finsbury Leisure Centre’s squash courts and football pitches.

The story sees a young carer fall in love with her paralysed employer, played by Sam Claflin of the Hunger Games.

Writer JoJo Moyes has told the media, “I’m the parent of a disabled child. What I want to convey with the story is that a disability is the least important part of a person. You can fall in love, be irritated, laugh — what someone is physically able to do should be unimportant.”

Sam Claflin found keeping still most of the time even more difficult than the fast-paced action of The Hunger Games, saying, “You have to understand, to not move, to sit in a certain position, to keep my hands still… I was using muscles that I’d never used before. Of course, I can never fully understand what it is to live like that.”