Diary: Profile puts on a brave face for Blitz revival film

Work came to a sudden halt last week at hi-tech PR consultancy Profile PR, when World War II scenes were recreated around the agency’s building.

Work came to a sudden halt last week at hi-tech PR consultancy

Profile PR, when World War II scenes were recreated around the agency’s

building.



The area, in west London’s Kew Green, was taken over by the crew filming

The End of The Affair, a movie based on the Graham Greene novel of the

same name, starring Ralph Fiennes, Julianne Moore and Stephen Rea.



The unsuspecting staff at Profile were subjected to explosions, the

wailing of fire engine sirens, frenzied soldiers and firemen running

around and a giant rain machine bringing inclement weather to Kew Green

in order to recreate the Blitz.



Further chaos was caused when Ferry Lane, which runs beside the agency’s

premises, was unexpectedly renamed Cambridge Road for the film.



Couriers and taxis had trouble finding the building and the agency

received some confused calls.



One upside for the female staff was Oscar-winner Fiennes, who provided

many an ogling opportunity.



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