The Good Karma Hospital Begins Filming In Sri Lanka

ITV’s new six part medical drama from Dan Sefton (Mr Selfridge), The Good Karma Hospital, has begun filming in Sri Lanka with Amanda Redman, Amrita Acharia, Phyllis Logan and Neil Morrissey confirmed for the leading roles.

Set in a coastal town in Southern India, the series tells the story of British-Asian junior doctor, Ruby Walker (Amrita Acharia), who arrives at the run-down Good Karma Hospital to join a dedicated team of over-worked medics.

Run by a gloriously eccentric Englishwoman, Lydia Fonseca (Amanda Redman), this under-funded but creatively resourceful cottage hospital is the beating heart of the local community.

Amanda Redman said: “I leapt at the chance to play Dr Lydia Fonseca. She is a great character and the scripts are terrific. I have always loved India and Sri Lanka. The people and varied cultures are fascinating, so spending time filming here couldn’t be better.”

Amrita Acharia said: “It’s great to be cast in a Brit-Asian lead role in what’s an atypical coming-of-age story in many ways. The role of Ruby will be exciting to explore as she uproots the only home she knows, to be thrown into the deep end of a place with a different perspective… and ultimately confronts the past she was escaping from.”