THE Isle of Wight is currently home to some of Britain's top television stars while they film a Britbox series — and the actors love Island life so much they want to move here.

A stellar cast is filming a five-part revenge thriller — The Beast Must Die — using local support actors and dozens of Island locations.

The cast is led by Jared Harris, of Chernobyl and The Crown fame, who this year won the best actor TV BAFTA.

Also starring are Cush Jumbo, of Vera and The Good Wife, and Nathaniel Parker, best known for the Inspector Lynley Mysteries.

The Beast Must Die director Dome Karukoski exclusively told the County Press: "After two weeks, the Island has treated us well, we’ve gotten three seasons in one day.

"We’ve gotten the sun, the wind, and I’ve been delivered grapes to my door by an unknown kind person who grows them.

"The crew is loving it, the actors are thinking about moving here and the local football team were kind enough to accept my son into their weekly football club.

"A very happy director here.”

The series is an adaption of the 1938 novel of the same name by Nicholas Blake, the nom de plume of poet Cecil Day-Lewis, father of actor Daniel Day-Lewis.

It tells the story of a grieving mother who infiltrates the life of the man she believes killed her son.

A huge number of local support actors have been taking part, in scenes shot in Yarmouth, Bembridge and multiple other locations.

The locations and local actors have been supplied by Island People Agency, run by Dadina Sagger.