BBC/Netflix Series 'The Forgiving Earth' Suspended after Camera Operator Death

By Grater, Tom | Screen International, November 20, 2017 | Go to article overview

BBC/Netflix Series 'The Forgiving Earth' Suspended after Camera Operator Death


Grater, Tom, Screen International


Ghana shoot halted on series following fatal incident.

The BBC has suspended production on drama series The Forgiving Earth following the death of a crew member.

Mark Milsome

British camera operator Mark Milsome died following the filming of a car stunt over the weekend. It is not yet known how he died.

The series, which is being made by London-based production outfit Drama Republic, with BBC Two, Netflix and Eight Rooks Production, was filming on location in Ghana.

Screen understands that witness statements are being taken from the crew following the incident.

Milsome was 54 years old. He is survived by a wife and daughter.

Condolences have been pouring in for Milsome.

Director Hugo Blick and production otufit Drama Republic issued a statement on Monday afternoon (Nov 20):

“It is with huge sadness that we confirm the death of Mark Milsome, a camera operator who was working with us on the Netflix /BBC production The Forgiving Earth. …

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