TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s ‘Conversations with Friends’ to film on campus next week

Filming for the 12-part BBC Three/Hulu series will also take place the following week

Filming for the televised adaptation of Sally Rooney’s ‘Conversations with Friends’ will take place on campus next Monday and Tuesday. College made the announcement in an email to all students and staff yesterday afternoon.

Subsequent filming will take place on July 6 and 7.

College advised of “temporary disruptions” on campus for the duration of filming.

While pathways and doorways “will be kept clear for access and egress of staff and students…there may be slight access delays during periods of filming”, but “clear signage will be erected at all access points”.

On Monday June 28, access to Robert Emmet Theatre will be restricted from 11am until 1pm. Additionally, Fellows’ Square will have limited access from 1pm until 7pm, as well as inside and outside Berkeley Library from 7pm until 10pm.

On Tuesday June 29, Parliament Square, the Exam Hall and the Front Gate will have limited access from 10am until 2pm. Similarly, access to the inside of Berkeley and Ussher Libraries will be restricted from 3pm until 6pm

Access to campus on July 6 and 7 will be affected similarly.

Regarding car parking, College said that there will be “restricted parking at the Nassau Street car park” for the duration of filming. Instead, students and staff holding permits can park in the Parkrite Public Car Park on Fleet Street.

“University permit holders may avail of these spaces on 28 & 29 June and 6 & 7 July, by validating their Parkrite ticket at the carpark”.

Conversations with Friends is the televised adaptation of Sally Rooney’s widely successful novel of the same name. The 12-part drama is being directed by Lenny Abrahamson and produced by Element Pictures for BBC Three and Hulu, in association with RTÉ.

Filming of the series began in late April in Northern Ireland, it aims to air on BBC Three, Hulu, and RTÉ next year.

According to the BBC, the series is “‘a complex coming of age drama and a very modern love story.” Joe Alwyn, Jemima Kirke, Sasha Lane, and Alison Oliver will play the four lead roles.

Bella Salerno

Bella Salerno is a staff writer for Trinity News