The inquest into the death of cameraman Mark Milsome is to to take place next week.

Mark Milsome died nearly three years ago whilst shooting a car stunt on the set of the BBC/Netflix/Drama Republic TV drama Black Earth Rising.

Mark had been a greatly admired and much-loved figure in the industry, a talented camera operator and director of photography whose credits included Quantum of Solace, Game of Thrones, The Theory of Everything, Bang and Downton Abbey.

The Inquest has been scheduled from Tuesday October 20th at the West London Coroner’s Court. It will be open to the press and public, subject to current Covid-19 restrictions.

In the wake of Mark’s death, the Mark Milsome Foundation was set up to support young talent and shine a light on health and safety in the Film and TV industry. Actor, writer and director Rory Kinnear has been named as Patron of the Mark Milsome Foundation. Rory’s father, the legendary actor Roy Kinnear, was killed while filming The Return of the Musketeers in Spain in 1988.

Kinnear said: “By fighting for access, for awareness and empowering film and television professionals to say ‘No’ when they feel unsafe, we hope we might protect future generations from the life-defining tragedies we have had to endure, as well as making production sets a more inclusive, responsible, diverse, rewarding and ultimately more creative place to bring stories to life”.

Jon Creamer