Was the Hallmark Film Filmed in Eire?

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Allen Leech standing on the street and holding a box in As Luck Would Have It

Hallmark Channel is taking viewers on a visit to Eire. The community’s latest film, As Luck Would Have It, follows a girl (Candy Magnolias’ star JoAnna Garcia Swisher) who travels to the Emerald Isle for work, solely to search out herself falling for a good-looking native (Downton Abbey alum Allen Leech). The attractive landscapes and sweeping coastal views are certain to encourage quite a lot of holidays overseas. However was the film actually filmed in Eire?

What’s ‘As Luck Would Have It’ about? 

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Hallmark headed overseas to movie its newest film. As Luck Would Have It was shot on location in Eire earlier in 2021.

Swisher performs a girl named Lindsey Johnson, who travels to a city on the Irish coast with the aim of buying a useful piece of land to show right into a resort. However a 14th century fort sits on the property, and it’s owned by the city council. The council gained’t promote to anybody who will tear down the constructing — or who doesn’t perceive the native tradition. 

Councilman (and whiskey distiller) Brennan O’Brien (Leech) is among the many most dedicated of the councilpersons who’re in opposition to promoting. Lindsey realizes that if she needs to purchase the land, she’ll need to win over Brennan. So, she enters the city matchmaking competition as a technique to show her curiosity within the city. However after a spherical of actions, together with baking soda bread, knitting an Aran sweater, and a go to to the Cliffs of Moher, she finds herself falling for each the city and Brennan. 

Allen Leech’s favourite ‘As Luck Would Have’ filming location 

Allen Leech in As Luck Would Have It | ©2021 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Steffan Hill

Leech, who’s from Eire, was thrilled to have an opportunity to work in his residence nation — and showcase its lovely landscapes. 

“I think Ireland is the perfect location for this story,” he mentioned in a video shared by Hallmark. “I’m always very proud anytime I see Ireland depicted on screen. I don’t think this will be any different.” 

For Leech, the spotlight of constructing As Luck Would Have It was filming on the famed Cliffs of Moher on the nation’s Western coast. 

“They’re so dramatic,” he mentioned. 

Different scenes had been filmed at Howth Citadel, not removed from Dublin. In a bizarre twist, the a part of the film’s story involving the fort ended up mirroring some facets of actual life. 

“Bizarrely, the story of what’s happening with the castle right now is exactly what’s happening in the film. It has been bought by an American company and will be turned into a hotel,” Leech mentioned. 

JoAnna Garcia Swisher calls Eire a ‘perfect’ setting for a love story 

JoAnna Garcia Swisher wearing a blue jacket in As Luck Would Have It

JoAnna Garcia Swisher in As Luck Would Have It | ©2021 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Steffan Hill

For Swisher, filming in Eire was a particular expertise, particularly as she started working along with her good friend Leech. 

“It’s really nice to get to come over and share his country with him. He’s been a great tour guide,” she advised Hallmark. 

Like her co-star, Swisher felt the Irish setting was supreme for a romance. 

“I think Ireland is the perfect setting for any love story,” she mentioned. “It is so beautiful … the backdrop is miraculous.” 

“Everything is steeped in tradition and history,” Swisher added. “It’s really unique and beautiful.” 

As Luck Would Have It airs Saturday, April 10 at 9 p.m. ET on Hallmark Channel. 

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