Benidorm The Movie

TV se­ries cre­ator con­firms con­tacts to shoot film based on the ITV show

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By Irena Bodnarec Der­ren Lit­ten, writer and cre­ator of the Benidorm se­ries has con­firmed that he is in talks about a 'Benidorm movie which will be based on the Benidorm Live stage show pro­ duc­tion which is cur­rently tour­ing across the UK'.

ITV ex­ec­u­tives axed the tele­vi­sion show af­ter 10 se­ries this year fol­low­ing dwin­dling rat­ings, leav­ing die­hard fans dev­as­tated… but many lo­cals re­lieved.

The Live stage show started in the au­tumn and will fin­ish an eight­month run in April 2019, with many of the pop­u­lar char­ac­ters tak­ing part.

Jake Canuso, who plays Span­ish bed­hop­ping bar­man Ma­teo is the only ac­tor to have ap­peared in ev­ery sin­gle epi­ sode since the show started in 2007 and ap­pears along­side Sher­rie Hew­son, Tony Maud­s­ley, Ja­nine Du­vit­ski, Adam Gillen and Shelley Long­worth.

Der­ren even wrote a part for him­self in the TV se­ries and ap­peared in a cameo role as Elvis the chauf­feur, driv­ing Hol­ly­wood star Joan Collins, who ap­peared as Crys­tal Hen­nessy­Vass, CEO of the Solana Leisure Group in four episodes be­tween se­ries six and nine.

Only last week work­men were rip­ping out the props from the Pink House which was used as the set for the fic­ti­tious Solana re­cep­tion scenes dur­ing film­ing in the re­sort.

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