Should the BBC be filming crime drama at ex-home of killer Kenneth Noye? Jack Lowden portrays brutal gangland boss in new show about Brink’s-Mat heist… with scenes shot at villain’s real-life country lair
- Crew have been spotted in Kent a filming a BBC drama of the Brink’s-Mat robbery
- Shooting took place at the mansion where Kenneth Noye stabbed a policeman
- Noye, now 74, was cleared by a jury of murdering DC John Fordham in 1985
- He was later caught handling stolen goods and killed a man in road rage in 1996
Crew have been spotted filming a BBC dramatisation of the Brink’s-Mat robbery at the mansion where M25 killer Kenneth Noye stabbed a policeman to death.
On his Kent estate, the criminal killed Detective Constable John Fordham in 1985.
And filming on the grounds could prove very painful for the officer’s family, triggering horrific memories of the tragedy.
Exclusive photos show a younger Noye, played by Jack Lowden, driving a gold Rolls-Royce.
Another picture shows undercover Detective Constable Fordham, played by Hadley Fraser, pretending to be a telephone engineer.
A new BBC One drama inspired by the Brink’s-Mat robbery was seen filming at Kenneth Noye’s former home in Meopham, England
At the time of his death, the 45-year-old policeman was investigating Noye’s involvement in the laundering of £26million of gold bullion from the 1983 Brink’s-Mat robbery.
The BBC says the six-part drama – The Gold – is inspired by the robbery.
Noye’s mock-Tudor mansion was bought by its current owner, Sophia Anderson, for £2.8million in 2006 and went on sale in 2017 – again for £2.8million – but it doesn’t appear to have sold.
Though he is not on the deeds, her husband, Michael Anderson, has listed several firms at the address.
Mr Anderson, the ex-vice-chairman of Gillingham Town FC who ran a Florida-based drugs company, is currently facing extradition to the US where he has been charged with fraud amounting to £4.4million.
Kenneth Noye, now 74, was cleared of murdering the policeman after a jury accepted his claim of self-defence. He was jailed in 1986 for handling stolen gold bullion
Exclusive photos show a younger Noye, played by Jack Lowden, driving a gold Rolls-Royce
He was allegedly involved in a scam to defraud the US military healthcare system and has been indicted by a grand jury. He and his wife are thought to be divorcing.
It was yesterday announced Hugh Bonneville and Mamma Mia’s Dominic Cooper would be starring in The Gold. It is not yet known who they will play.
Noye, now 74, was cleared of murdering the policeman after a jury accepted his claim of self-defence. He was jailed in 1986 for handling stolen gold bullion.
Then, in 1996, he murdered Stephen Cameron, 21, on an M25 slip road in a fit of road rage.
Last night, a spokesman for the BBC declined to comment but a source said the drama would not feature the killing of Mr Fordham.