Prop specialist Scaramanga cheers debut in Jude Law series

Cupar-based vintage specialist Scaramanga has hailed its products being seen for the first time on a global network TV drama – reaching up to 24 million viewers on both sides of the Atlantic.

Wednesday, 16th September 2020, 7:30 am
Scaramanga has supplied vintage and antique padlocks to The Third Day, starring Jude Law. Picture: contributed.

The firm has previously been used as a supplier of vintage and antique props for films such as Mama Mia! Here We Go Again, Paddington 2, and The Hobbit, and TV shows including Strictly Come Dancing and Peaky Blinders.

New show The Third Day, starring Jude Law, Emily Watson and Naomie Harris, has just premiered on HBO, Sky Atlantic and Now TV. It involves both pre-recorded, scripted episodes, and a live broadcast of a theatrical event on Sky Arts and online planned for 3 October.

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The company also sells its bags, vintage furniture and homewares online and in its Cupar store. Picture: Drew Cunningham.

It’s also the first original drama co-production between Sky’s new production house, Sky Studios, Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B Entertainment, world-renowned immersive theatre company Punchdrunk and writer Dennis Kelly. Scaramanga supplied an extra-large iron antique padlock and a large iron one for the series.

The business’ founder and MD Carl Morenikeji said: “While our reputation as vintage specialists has seen our products used in 12 Hollywood and major UK movies to date, as well many UK network TV shows, this is the first time they’ve been aired on TV around the globe. We’re natural delighted.

“Better still, another three US network-made shows have bought Scaramanga products for props use and these will air next year as most are still being filmed. We’re hoping this will drive interest in our brand Stateside and in other places the shows are aired.”

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