The four part series will offer a candid look into the life of the star and look back to his journey
from a childhood in Suffolk to superstardom. This is the first project of this sort for Ed as he
‘I’ve always been very guarded in my personal and private life; the only documentary I’ve ever
made has been one that focused on my songwriting. Disney approached me to make a four-
part documentary, and it felt like the right time to open the door and let people in. I hope
people enjoy it.’
Sheeran grew up in Framlingham in Suffolk and a large part of the documentary is filmed in the
county. Screen Suffolk assisted the production team with many of the locations featured in the
Rachel Aldridge from Screen Suffolk explains:
‘Suffolk is such a beautiful county and the team really wanted to illustrate this in the
documentary. Suffolk is so close to Ed’s heart that they took inspiration from many coastal
locations such as Walberswick and Southwold, and we were delighted to help with permissions.
Framlingham also features and Screen Suffolk looks after all of East Suffolk’s towns for filming.
The results are stunning!’
For one scene in the documentary Ed Sheeran is seen returning to Ipswich, Suffolk’s county
town for an impromptu gig in the town centre. Screen Suffolk worked with Ipswich Borough
Council and the production to ensure that this was as spontaneous as possible.
Jim Horsfield from Screen Suffolk says:
‘We knew in advance about the filming but it was shrouded in secrecy, we weren’t quite sure
where in Ipswich this filming would eventually take place but we’re delighted that on the day
Ed chose the steps of The Town Hall.’
During the filming Ed talked about his love for Ipswich and Suffolk.