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Sheffield swimming pool takes centre stage in David Walliams adaptation

A SHEFFIELD venue is to take centre stage during a BBC adaptation of David Walliams’ novel when it appears on screens on New Year’s Day.
Heeley Pool was chosen as one of the locations for the filming of Billionaire Boy, an hour-long special which will features an all-star cast including Catherine Tate, John Thomson and Warwick Davies, as well as an appearance from David himself.
Billionaire Boy is the story of Len, who makes a billion pounds from inventing a new toilet roll, and his 12-year-old son Joe who has everything that money can buy, except a good friend.
Heeley Pool, which is managed by SIV, was used for scenes featuring the child actor playing Joe, with the youngster being filmed around the pool area.
General manager Richard Apps said: “We were thrilled that Heeley Pool was chosen as one of the filming locations for Billionaire Boy and it as fantastic to welcome the cast and crew to the venue.”

Go backPosted on 23rd December 2015