Tilbury town becomes Grimsby!


Grimsby Film

Yesterday Tilbury was transformed into the town of Grimsby for the upcoming film based in the 80’s which is scheduled for release summer of next year! According to IMDB the plot of the film is ‘A new assignment forces a top spy to team up with his football hooligan brother’.

The main stars of the film production is Sacha Baron Cohen also known as Ali G or Borat, Wife of Sacha is Isla Fisher and Penélope Cruz who is currently rumored!


The Transformation of Tilbury

As for Asset Chemist and many other shops in Tilbury they had there shops transformed into different businesses for the Grimsby film.

Fascias and hoarding were changed to make the street resemble Grimsby in the 1980s. Fake bus stops, adorned with Rolling Stones and The Who posters, and a fake phone box had also been put up.

Multi pics Grimsby

Tilbury Wines in Dock Road has had a “Grimsby Fired Chicken” fascia fitted, while Right Time African Restaurant has become “Maids and Brides”. Tilbury Tattoos and Piercings has been turned into Grimsby store “Timber and Mouldings”.

Meanwhile Asset Chemist in Dock Road has been turned into “Humberside mini-van hire” by set designers for the new film.

Before and after pic of asset chemist!


Drenched Tilbury Residents

Crowds of people showed up to watch the filming of the Sacha Baron Cohen’s new film Grimsby despite the pouring rain. 

Local residents standing for hours on Dock Road, Tilbury, to catch a glimpse of the man behind Ali G for his upcoming new comedy with children trying to get his autograph but unfortunately unable to get that near to him.

Scenes from the film have been shot at various other locations across the UK, including at Roots Hall, the home ground of Southend United.IMAG0690

Sources: http://goo.gl/d8tV2o – http://goo.gl/Ti8Xj1


Published by Jason Finch