Small Town Celebrities

  • Downhome Magazine
  • Posted: Aug 24, 2010 9:22 AM
While it may be far removed from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, Newfoundland and Labrador has had starring roles in more books, movies and television shows than you can shake a stick at. The capital city of St. John's alone has played the leading lady in countless productions - do the book/film The Divine Ryans or the more recent hit TV show "Republic of Doyle" ring any bells? If you're touring around this summer, make sure to visit some of these famous nooks and crannies. Have we missed any "small town celebrities?" Let us know by leaving a comment.

Books

Baltimore's Mansion - Ferryland
The Badger Riot - Badger
Bishop's Road - St. John's
Blood on the Hills - Northern Peninsula
The Boys of Jubilee - Corner Brook
Death Under Glass - St. John's
The Doryman: A Novel - South Coast
Double-Blind - St. John's
The Dying Days - St. John's
The Ghost of Ellen Dower - Conche
Gros Morne Justice - Gros Morne
Kerrivan - Southern Shore
The Night Season - St. John's
Sleeper - St. John's
Waking Up in the City of Dreams - St. John's

Movies

Random Passage - filmed in New Bonaventure
The Shipping News - filmed in New Bonaventure, Trinity Bight, Corner Brook, and Trinity
The Divine Ryans - filmed in St. John's
Outlander - filmed in Bay of Islands
Rare Birds - filmed in Cape Spear
Grown Up Movie Star - filmed in Flatrock
Orca - filmed in Petty Harbour
Diverted - Gander


Television

"Republic of Doyle" - filmed in St. John's
"Hatching, Matching and Dispatching" - filmed in Torbay and a variety of other Newfoundland locations
"Life with Derek" - first season filmed in Corner Brook
"Ed's Up" - episode six of the first season filmed in Churchill Falls