Sunderland mum lands job on set of new ITV drama series Beowulf

Carley Armstrong has landed a behind the scenes job on Beowulf.
Carley Armstrong has landed a behind the scenes job on Beowulf.
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A young Wearside mum has landed a role on a huge drama production.

Carley Armstrong, 25, who graduated from the University of Sunderland in media production last year, has clinched a job as production runner on the filming of Beowulf.

I am very proud to be working on something which is set to be truly amazing, and right on our doorstep.

Carley Armstrong

Expected to be one of the biggest drama series ITV has made, Beowulf, staring Kieran Bew, from Hartlepool, is due to air early next year.

Single mum Carley, who has already worked on a number of shows including X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and CBBC’s The Dumping Ground, is thrilled to be on the set of Beowulf, which is being filmed in a purpose-built Viking village, Herot, situated in remote Weardale.

Also starring William Hurt and Joanne Whalley, as well as former Coronation Street’s Ian Puleston Davies, Beowulf will have a prime Saturday night slot.

Carley, from Hendon, said: “I am very proud to be working on something which is set to be truly amazing, and right on our doorstep.

“I am working behind the scenes on something so huge and I have had some great experiences and learned so much from my time here. We still have several more months of filming to do.”

Carley, who juggled her studies at the university with being a mum to six-year-old Alfie, said: “My home city is very close to my heart.

“I would like to inspire young people from Sunderland like me to be the best they possibly can be, no matter who they are or where they come from.”

Beowulf is being created by executive producer James Dormer, who has worked on Strike Back, Wallander and Outcast.