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9th November 2017
Two of literature’s favourite feminist sisters make their small screen debut on Sunday in Howards End – adapted from the EM Forster novel into a four-part series for the BBC. The Edwardian, middle-class Schlegel sisters, Margaret and Helen, sit at the heart of the novel, between the upper class Wilcoxes and the struggling Basts, in a story that tries... Read more
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Whether or not film stars die in Liverpool, they certainly enjoy romance in London. Many of the sweet scenes between Annette Bening and Jamie Bell were played out in locations across Haringey, Lewisham and Camden. Some of the locations doubled for American settings. Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool opens on November 17th. Take a look at the trailer... Read more
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6th November 2017
When it comes to Paddington’s movies, the little bear has found a very happy home in Primrose Hill. That’s largely thanks to the hard work and consideration of supervising location manager Jonah Coombes. In Paddington 2, opening on November 10th, Hugh Bonneville, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, and Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington, are joined by... Read more
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11th October 2017
It’s just as well London can double as Russia, if the country’s considering banning films there, like Armando Iannucci’s The Death of Stalin. Iannucci’s absurdist view of history has raised the heckles of the present day Russian government, which is thinking of banning it. In fact, in the film it's Freemason’s Hall in Camden, London playing the Kremlin interiors,... Read more
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17th September 2017
Camden’s eye popping Alexandra & Ainsworth and Brunswick estates feature in tonight’s first episode of Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams. It’s called The Hood Maker. Take a look at the trailer for the new Channel 4 series here. FilmFixer manages the film office service for Camden. FilmFixer director Karen Everett says, “The production filmed a number of sequences around... Read more
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12th September 2017
The Williams brother screen writers, Harry and Jack, said they were skipping off to the pub on Monday night – avoiding questions about which of their competing thriller series to watch – Liar on ITV or Rellik on the BBC. Film officers, residents and council workers across London who’d played their own small roles in each drama had to... Read more
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6th September 2017
Two Ian McEwan novels have been adapted into films premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival – which starts tomorrow September 7th. On Chesil Beach, stars Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle, while Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci and Fionn Whitehead play the leads in The Children Act. FilmFixer client boroughs provided some locations for both. FilmFixer director Andrew Pavord explains,... Read more
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Nobody seemed very surprised at who, it transpired, dunnit, in this week's concluding episode of Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling on BBC One. But nobody really minded and we can't wait for Strike's next installment this Sunday with the new two-part mystery The Silkworm. What resonated was the characterisation as Tom Burke’s grumpy private sleuth Cormoran Strike slouched his way... Read more
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6th August 2017
London’s Camden played a role in the upcoming comedy action film The Hitman’s Bodyguard starring Samuel L Jackson, Ryan Reynolds and Salma Hayak. Take a look at the trailer here. Ryan Reynolds plays a special agent who has to protect his enemy, a notorious hitman, getting him safely from the UK to the International Court of Justice in the... Read more
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Camden’s the backdrop to Keeley Hawes’s drive through time in the new Ford Fiesta ad. Take a look here. Shot in June this year, the production made a generous donation to the Primrose Hill Community Association by way of thanks for hosting them. In the ad, Keeley Hawes drives through a closed section of Belsize Lane, jumping between the... Read more
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5th August 2017
With the second and final episode screening on Monday on BBC2, Man in an Orange Shirt tells the wrenching story of illegal love between Michael and Thomas and the sadness it causes. The consequences of so-called criminal behaviour broke many of those who were prosecuted. It also explores the anger of a wife duped into a marriage that could... Read more
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22nd June 2017
The new Transformers film opens tomorrow on general release, having crashed and sped its way around London in the making. This fifth outing for the film franchise is called The Last Knight, take a look at the trailer here. But it is not all stunts, CGI and scrap metal, London has lent some of its rarified charm, particularly in... Read more
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14th June 2017
Locals will get a sneak peek at the new film Hampstead this week at The Everyman – ahead of the film's official release on the 23rd. Diane Keaton, Brendan Gleeson and James Norton star in the rom-com inspired by real-life local Harry Hallowes. Take a look at the trailer here. The real Harry Hallowes lived in a shack on... Read more
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10th June 2017
Fearless, the new ITV series starting on Monday, draws on the tense relationship between Suffolk and London locations to express the lead character’s complicated psyche. In the show, London-based solicitor Emma has spent her early career in Suffolk. Now, she is convinced her client has been wrongly convicted for the murder of a Suffolk school girl. Helen McCrory stars... Read more
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4th June 2017
Lambeth helped Tom Cruise out with some of the most exciting sequences in The Mummy, which opens on June 9th. Take a look at the trailer here. Traffic and passers by had to be managed during filming one Sunday in August last year, as scenes on Waterloo Bridge were filmed from a helicopter. This is how it looked to... Read more
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31st May 2017
Wonder Woman not only sets out to save the world by bringing the First World War to an early end, she joins other Hollywood-style films in helping to protect London neighbourhoods. Among the scenes filmed in London, Gal Gadot, as Wonder Woman, and the cast, shot in Bloomsbury, making donations to local residents by way of thanks. Some of... Read more
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30th May 2017
Wonder Women in Bloomsbury By Jim Murray, Chairman and Stephen Heath On behalf of the Bloomsbury Association It is a play within a play. Like Hockney's classic painting of 1963 that now introduces his exhibition at the Tate, it involves multiple levels of reality where, in this case, the camera lens is the boundary between picture and object domains.... Read more
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23rd May 2017
Brad Pitt stars in the absurdist War Machine, opening on May 26th in UK cinemas and on Netflix. In autumn 2015, The Enterprise Pub in Camden hosted 200 of the film's cast and crew as it doubled for an Irish bar in Paris. The film is described as part reality, part parody, with Pitt depicting a born leader's march... Read more
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4th May 2017
Star-studded thriller Unlocked opens tomorrow night, putting London at the heart of an international terror plot. Londoners welcomed Noomi Rapace and Orlando Bloom as they capered about for the action-packed film in late 2014 and early 2015. Rapace, who takes a rare female lead in the genre, was also joined by Michael Douglas, John Malkovich and Toni Collette. Take... Read more
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21st April 2017
War romance Their Finest premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, and has now opened on general release in the UK, bringing humour and warmth to the days of London in the blitz. The film about filmmaking was itself a significant shoot, bringing hundreds of cast and crew into our streets in September 2015, including stars Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin,... Read more
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11th April 2017
London's Black Panther movement has long been overlooked, left in the shadow of the American movement, but Idris Elba stars in a six-part series starting on Thursday basing the struggle firmly in our capital. The Sky Atlantic show was written by John Ridley - also behind 12 Years a Slave - who brought casts of up to 450 into... Read more
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15th March 2017
The Sense of an Ending asks us to re-think – among many things – the way we treat one another. And how did the London-based production treat its Indian director Ritesh Batra? He told The Washington Post, “It took me a while to understand British reserve. I was used to being in Bombay, or New York or Mexico City,... Read more
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22nd February 2017
Stan Lee’s Lucky Man returns for a second Sky 1 series on Friday, with James Nesbitt as Detective Inspector Clayton. Take a look at the trailer. Nesbitt has told reporters, “They say that you make your own luck and I’m pleased to say that in this case we did! I’m delighted that Lucky Man was so popular with viewers... Read more
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14th February 2017
The BBC One series adapts Len Deighton’s ’78 novel in which German forces patrol and repress London-life in the early 40s. The London locations were filmed in boroughs including Camden, Islington, Haringey, Lambeth and Croydon. Starting on BBC One on Sunday (February 19th), the mini-series is named after the SS branch controlling Great Britain. It follows London police Detective... Read more
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3rd February 2017
A 65-strong flashmob staged a friendly invasion of Camden Town Hall to celebrate February’s LGBT History Month – in a video featuring the mayors of Islington and Camden. Take a look. Islington Mayor Cllr Kat Fletcher and Camden Mayor Cllr Nadia Shah appear in the video, to celebrate, among other things, 50 years since homosexuality was partially decriminalised. It's... Read more
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22nd January 2017
Emily Watson and Ben Chaplin are steaming up our TV screens on Sunday nights in the BBC’s hot psychological thriller Apple Tree Yard – which starts tonight. Take a look at the trailer here. Watson plays a successful scientist and married mother of two, who starts up a risky affair with a stranger. The passion takes place in all... Read more
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20th January 2017
An extra air of truth was lent to Denial, a film about proving the truth, by shooting in the real law office the story's set around, in Camden’s Red Lion Square. Mishcon de Reya was based there in Summit House, when it took on the libel case against historian Deborah Lipstadt, forcing her to prove the truth of the... Read more
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Cinema history is being made in the early hours of this morning, with all eyes on Camden, as Woody Harrelson shoots a full length film in one take, covering two miles of Central London, with one camera, simultaneously broadcast live to 500 cinemas in the US and London’s Picturehouse Central. Owen Wilson, who featured in the real events the... Read more
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13th January 2017
Michaela Coel brought the second series of Chewing Gum back to Islington’s Andover Estate last summer. And then made a point of creating opportunities in the business for local young people. The new series started on E4 last night - to more rave reviews for creator and lead actor Michaela Coel, who won a BAFTA for the first series... Read more
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9th January 2017
London’s most resident-friendly production for 2016 was, without question, ITV’s thriller series, Unforgotten 2, which started last Thursday (January 5) to rave reviews. Making donations to resident groups across London throughout the shoot, and using low-impact techniques to film, the nimble production shot on location across Camden, Islington, Southwark, Haringey and Lambeth over the summer. Take a look at... Read more
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29th December 2016
Tom Hardy and producer Ridley Scott have joined forces to keep us at home on Saturday nights and glued to BBC One for Taboo – a new series written by Hardy and his father Chips, that starts on January 7th. Here's the trailer. Tom Hollander, Jonathan Pryce, Oona Chaplin and Mark Gatiss are among the prestigious co-stars. The stunning... Read more
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Assassin’s Creed makes its way through the Middle Ages in Spain to modern day London – and the highly appropriate Freemasons’ Hall for its climactic final scenes. Given the film cost US$125 million to make, it’s no surprise that up to 400 cast and crew were filming in and outside the location on Great Queen Street, with help from... Read more
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27th December 2016
Death in Paradise brings its mind-boggling murder mysteries to London in a special two-part episode for the new series, starting up on BBC1 at 9pm on January 5th It was a rare treat to be helping one of our favourite TV hits with locations in our part of the world. The series is set in the fictional Caribbean island... Read more
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With every year the excitement grows as fans from all over the world track any information they can find about filming, and head to London to catch a glimpse of the stars at work. It’s not just the global fans who look forward to Sherlock on New Year’s Day. At FilmFixer, we look forward to helping out, with Camden’s... Read more
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Dubbed ITV’s new Downton Abbey, The Halcyon’s exteriors were shot in Lincoln’s Inn Fields. Combining the glamour of life in a five-star hotel with the horror of WWII, the neighbourhood found itself at the centre of some dramatic scenes, during filming between April and July this year. Despite the bombing and fires, residents embraced the shoot and invited the... Read more
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21st November 2016
Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard are in love and raising their baby in Hampstead in Allied, which opens on Friday, November 25th. The huge production of 150 cast and crew made extremely generous donations to local residents while filming on Hampstead’s Christchurch Hill in late March and early April this year. Here's the trailer. In the sweeping World War... Read more
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14th November 2016
Lauded by TV critics, Zadie Smith’s ode to Kilburn life, NW, has made its way onto the small screen, showing on BBC Two, and it’s available to download on iPlayer. The tale of two friends from the same estate, now in their thirties, was filmed in Kilburn, of course, in June this year. Keisha, now called Natalie, (Nikki Amuka-Bird)... Read more
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7th November 2016
Bloomsbury in Camden provides the key moody period setting for Stephen Poliakoff’s new seven-part BBC drama, Close to the Enemy. Partly set in a hotel, you’ll see characters arriving at and leaving from the back entrance on Herbrand Street. Jim Sturgess, as Captain Callum Ferguson, the lead character, peers into the Victoria Building on Bloomsbury Square and heads in.... Read more
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Dubbed the “classiest possible soap opera” a fictionalised series about the Queen’s life, The Crown, cost Netflix over £100 million. The first series starts on November 4th, here’s the trailer. Its lavish production filmed across London’s stunning period locations in Haringey, Bromley, Lambeth, Southwark and Camden for both this series and the next – which is already being shot.... Read more
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6th October 2016
Lord Sugar can terrify whom he likes; for us, The Apprentice is one great big caper across some of our favourite London haunts, filmed between April and June this year. FilmFixer’s support is recognised on the credits this year, on behalf of our client boroughs Camden, Islington, Lambeth, Southwark, Haringey, Kingston, Merton and Lewisham. Most impressive is of course,... Read more
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5th October 2016
The London Film Festival’s premiere of A United Kingdom shines a spotlight on Lambeth. Set in 1948, the film tells the true story of Botswanan prince Seretse Khama, white clerk Ruth Williams, and the international incident their marriage triggered. With Ruth's family home set in Whittlesey Street, the production generously donated to Lambeth Estates Residents Association and Hatch Row... Read more
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3rd October 2016
As Black Mirror fans count down the days before the new series begins on Netflix – we’d like to blow your minds about the episodes filmed in London. They aren’t the ones you might expect. San Junipero, the first episode, is set in a sunny Californian beach town in the late Eighties. But it was filmed largely in Islington’s... Read more
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15th September 2016
Three films on, and Bridget Jones is still living above the quirky Globe Tavern in Southwark’s Borough Market. FilmFixer manages the Film Office for Southwark, along with Camden and Islington. FilmFixer director Andrew Pavord has worked with Bridget Jones in Southwark right from the start. “It’s not a Bridget Jones film without Renee Zellweger tucked up in Southwark,” he... Read more
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10th August 2016
Trying to put Slough behind him, Ricky Gervais’s alter ego David Brent heads to Camden, in his new mockumentary feature film, opening on August 19th. In pursuit of his rock and roll dream, Brent pays for the house, playing gigs shot last November in beloved venues The Barfly, Dingwalls and the Electric Ballroom. You’ll catch a glimpse of them... Read more
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Opening soon, Steven Spielberg's adaptation of The Big Friendly Giant should look familiar. Not just because we all loved the children’s books, nor because Mark Rylance stars in the title role. Many of its atmospheric streetscapes are drawn from Camden neighbourhoods, around Hampstead station, including Church Row in particular. Bedford Square’s terraced houses feature as well. Nearby in Haringey,... Read more
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Simon Callow gets started as The Rebel next week in a new sitcom on Gold. We can’t wait. He plays an old Mod who used to tear up Brighton, but now reclines in the deck chairs. In fact, a Bromley home in Lansdowne Avenue, Orpington provided key interiors. And the Bromley Tennis Club accommodated the unit base. In Clerkenwell,... Read more
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4th July 2016
Now You See Me 2’s uber complicated shenanigans opened this week. Don’t worry too much about the plot – what you need to know is London accommodated this massive shoot of A-list celebrities, with well over 100 cast and crew on location at times. Daniel Radcliffe and Michael Caine joined Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Dave... Read more
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Sweetie darling, how London has missed Ab Fab. Patsy and Edina are back but now they’ve only gone and killed Kate Moss. Or have they? Southwark’s stretch of the River Thames sees Kate met by Jean Paul Gaultier, who’s out on the beach with a metal detector. And Patsy and Eddie make their way to the Kate Moss shrine,... Read more
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8th June 2016
Are you ready to jump out of your skin again? The Conjuring 2 is about to open, and this time around, even the production team was a bit nervy. There’d been some eerie happenings while the first film was shot, so this time around, when the shoot began in LA, a Catholic priest from Santa Fe was brought in... Read more
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BBC One’s New Blood brings a youthful twist to the crime genre – saddling its fresh detectives with university loans, poor job security, and unable to buy a place to live in London. It starts tomorrow at 9pm. Adding to this honesty about London-life, Stefan and Rash are first generation – hailing from widely differing family backgrounds. The contrasts... Read more
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All eyes were on Camden’s Gloucester Crescent last year at the release of Lady in the Van, home of the true story by Alan Bennett. Now, Islington’s Thornhill Crescent doubles as Alan Bennett’s Gloucester Crescent in Love, Nina. Starring Dame Helena Bonham Carter, the series is also based on true stories. The five-part BBC One series starts tonight. Here’s... Read more
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6th May 2016
Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant graced the capital between May and July last year, while filming the biopic Florence Foster Jenkins, with a number of our buildings standing in for New York locations. Brixton Academy was used in Lambeth, including its back courtyard. Florence gets out of a cab, aghast by her surroundings, wondering whether the character Cosme McMoon... Read more
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23rd April 2016
New Sunday night BBC drama Undercover has millions of us gripped – and possibly a bit confused. But we don’t mind, as we get behind Sophie Okonedo’s thrilling character – a top-flight lawyer, unaware her husband of 20 years is an undercover policeman spying on her. Shot between July last year and January, locations across London, in Merton, Southwark,... Read more
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22nd April 2016
Even Paris wasn’t quite French enough for Bastille Day, starring Idris Elba – with London playing the role in some key scenes. Elba continues to thrill his fans in this film, as a CIA agent who teams up with Richard Madden from Game of Thrones. And an important charity in Islington benefitted – with a kind donation from the... Read more
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1st April 2016
London’s ongoing creation of landmarks, its constant building, sits at the heart of a new thriller by the man who wrote iconic Scandi drama The Bridge. Hans Rosenfeldt’s new eight-part police thriller, starring Anna Friel, starts on Monday on ITV. Take a look at the trailer here. FilmFixer was delighted to support the project across six London borough film... Read more
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2nd March 2016
James Norton puts on his priest's collar and meets up once more with and Robson Green, in his rumpled raincoat, for a new season of Grantchester. The 1950s crime fighters Reverend Sidney Chambers and Inspector Geordie Keating are back on ITV tonight for a second series. Don't miss Camden's Lincoln's Inn Gate dressed as the 1950s and playing a... Read more
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12th February 2016
It’s a glossy, globe-trotting thriller – so expect some of our favourite London locations to take their place alongside the exotic and glamorous. The contemporary John Le Carre adaptation The Night Manager is coming to BBC One on February 21st as a six-part series. The production used Morocco to depict Turkey and Egypt, Mallorca for the Mediterranean countries and... Read more
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3rd February 2016
Silent Witness turns London into a metropolitan Midsomer, with never ending bodies turning up after two decades. Already the twentieth series is scheduled for next year. This year’s series ended this week, attracting 6.3 million viewers to its final episode - a 26 percent audience share for BBC One. Also, proving the ongoing cast changes haven’t dampened audience enthusiasm for... Read more
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15th January 2016
Stan Lee’s latest super hero, Lucky Man, is a Londoner, whose adventures hit our small screens on Sky 1 next Friday, January 22nd, at 9pm, showing the capital at its most slick and mysterious. Southwark, Lambeth, Lewisham, Islington and Camden all set the action-packed stage for star James Nesbitt and his super-power of good luck. Take a look at... Read more
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8th January 2016
The final series of Mr Selfridge, starting tonight at 9pm on ITV, plays out across period London, where the real man made and lost his fame and fortune. Camden, Islington, Lambeth, Southwark and Haringey have all provided backdrops, since filming began five years ago. The show was originally set in 1908, progressing through the decades from there. Tonight’s episode... Read more
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18th December 2015
Great Ormond Street Hospital allowed a Peter Pan film crew on its premises for the first time ever, in scenes to be shown on ITV on Boxing Day. The Camden hospital’s link to Peter Pan stretches back to 1929 when JM Barrie made a present of all rights to the story. This now means the hospital receives ongoing royalties... Read more
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Sherlock Holmes returns to his Victorian roots for a feature-length New Year’s Day special, screening in cinemas across the US and UK, as well as on TV. Camden is the proud home of the fictional 221B Baker Street – actually filmed on North Gower Street – next to the real Speedy’s café. Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock is usually set in... Read more
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DATE: Wednesday 20th January 2016 TIME: 7.00-9.30pm WHERE: Goldsmiths Hall The Production Guild is running a locations department speed networking event to encourage new working relationships and opportunities. We're introducing location managers to less experienced locations personnel. The carousel networking format will ensure everyone has the chance to get to know each other in a stunning setting. Goldsmiths Hall... Read more
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14th December 2015
If there’s one character that never gets fired on The Apprentice, it’s London – as the candidates’ home and backdrop to their business tasks – year after year. The new series was filmed in May and June, with the candidates moving into a house in Camden, and stepping out each morning for the punishing schedule of tasks located across... Read more
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23rd November 2015
The snow FX is settling, as the latest Christmas ad we helped hits the small screen today. Take a look here at Quality Street's new commercial, The First Sign of Christmas. The chocolate brand chose Clarence Way in Camden as its idyllic street, in which a father and daughter notice chocolate wrappers floating from the sky, and turning to... Read more
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13th November 2015
“It’s essential for crews and productions to remember that real life comes first” Set in the real street, almost unchanged, and indeed the real Alan Bennett home where the story took place, it was always going to take a community effort to render Lady in the Van on the big screen. The film opens today. Take a look at... Read more
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12th November 2015
Inspired by notorious Balkan jewel thieves the Pink Panthers, this new glossy crime series starts with an impressive diamond heist. It then takes the audience on a journey into a dark underworld of European criminal gangsters. Last Panthers features a stellar cast including screen legend and Oscar winner John Hurt, Oscar Nominee Samantha Morton, and France's double Cesar award... Read more
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6th November 2015
Hot on the heels of his role as Q in Spectre, Ben Whishaw hits our small screens in the BBC2 thriller London Spy. As the title suggests, this London-centric update to the British spy genre makes full use of the capital’s disturbing qualities. At a recent screening, Ben Whishaw said he was attracted to the script’s potent vision of... Read more
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5th November 2015
Kill Your Friends is a dark British comedy set in 1990s London at the height of the Britpop craze. Take a look at the trailer. Nicolas Hoult stars as the antihero Steven Stelfox, an A&R man working for a middling record label who'll go to extreme lengths to salvage his dwindling career. Kill Your Friends filmed all over London,... Read more
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Burnt combines three of our favourite things - food, Bradley Cooper and great locations! Here's the trailer. Bradley Cooper stars as Adam Jones, a rebellious two-Michelin star chef on a mission to get the fabled third star and turn his life around. London sets the scene for Adam Jones to redeem himself after his disastrous past and FilmFixer was... Read more
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25th October 2015
James Bond charges back to London in Spectre, hailed with rave reviews by the critics. The rest of us can’t wait to see the film, opening tomorrow. We’ve grown to expect iconic London sequences, as a key ingredient in the winning formula. And Spectre is no exception. While filming some of these, the production gave local film trainees a... Read more
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“We are all the monster,” in ITV’s updated Jekyll and Hyde, by Charlie Higson, which starts tonight. Inspired by The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson, this 10-part series is set in glamorous 1930s London, where Robert Jekyll, the grandson of the original doctor, is trying to understand his real identity. Here’s the... Read more
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13th October 2015
London imported our own Swede for a new Scandi-style thriller, with a twist. Stellan Skarsgård makes his way around no less than seven London boroughs as River, the grief-stricken detective who is haunted by murder victims. The BBC1 drama, called River, starts tonight. Here’s the trailer. Even River’s cop partner, joshing and laughing with him, is a figment of... Read more
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9th October 2015
Islington’s Myddelton Square is at the very heart of the Suffragette movement, in the new movie opening on Monday October 12th. The houses and street-lighting in the square were perfect for the scene, providing rare access to appropriate period architecture. Meryl Streep (playing Emmeline Pankhurst) addresses the crowd from a balcony in the square, which is part of resident... Read more
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5th October 2015
The old boys in New Tricks – and their younger woman boss – are finally going back into retirement, for once and for all. Tomorrow night’s episode marks the end of a 12-year-run for the BBC crime comedy. The last episode ever airs on Tuesday October 6th. Here’s the series trailer. The team’s escapades took them all across London... Read more
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16th September 2015
ITV’s eagerly awaited crime drama, Unforgotten, premieres in Everyman cinemas across London and England on Monday September 21st, before hitting our small screens in October. Click here for details. The Everyman Hampstead cinema, in Camden, will host a Q&A with some of the stars, broadcast live to the other participating cinemas. ITV’s head of drama Steve November has already... Read more
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Simon Pegg, with the help of the Monty Python team, blows up Islington’s old Ashmount School in the upcoming sci-fi comedy Absolutely Anything. As a gesture of thanks to residents, the production donated to a charity providing food and shelter for the homeless locally during the winter months. Dorothy Leng, who chairs the Whitehall Park Area Resident's Association, said... Read more
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28th July 2015
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, is just the latest blockbuster making a new start possible for homeless young people in Lambeth. Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg and the Impossible Missions Force return to our big screens on July 31st with the fifth in the action thriller series, already predicted to be a box office hit. Take a look at the... Read more
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27th July 2015
It was said they, “lived in squares, painted in circles and loved in triangles”. The Bloomsbury Group’s complicated work, loves and legacy come to BBC2 in a new three-part drama Life in Squares, starting tonight at 9pm. Wilmington Square in Islington plays the title role, as Bloomsbury’s Gordon Square, where Virginia Woolf and her siblings, including Vanessa Bell, lived.... Read more
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26th July 2015
Agatha Christie’s publishers were always demanding more Poirot, so for respite, over more than 50 years, she retreated into the world of her favourite married couple, writing fresh adventures for Tommy and Tuppence. Dedicated by Christie, “to all those who lead monotonous lives in the hope that they may experience at second hand the delights and dangers of adventure,”... Read more
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19th June 2015
Camden residents have a long history of accommodating the legacy of Sherlock Holmes, as the home of Baker Street, the address Conan Doyle gave his illustrious sleuth, Sherlock Holmes. So it's almost no surprise that residents will be celebrating the new rendition, opening today, with a summer party. Sir Ian McKellen plays Mr Holmes in the film of that... Read more
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10th June 2015
BBC One’s new thriller series The Interceptor has been described as a riot of action, drama and suspense – it starts tonight at 9pm. Its complex filming schedule across the capital would not have been possible without the support of multiple authorities and London residents themselves. Through spring and summer last year, we were pleased to negotiate across all... Read more
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5th June 2015
Pierce Brosnan plays a scowling bad guy for a change, in the thriller Survivor, up against Milla Jovovich, who’s a US security agent gone rogue. They tear around London in a load of action-packed scenes we helped to arrange, before the plot moves to New York. Take a look at the trailer here. Brosnan crouches on the roof of... Read more
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Sense8 premiers tonight on Netflix – the latest offering by Andy and Lana Wachowski, the siblings behind the Matrix movies, and Babylon 5 creator, J. Michael Straczynski. The 12-part drama is set to be truly epic – and some of the electrifying visuals and thrilling action was shot right here in London. In particular, key sequences were filmed inside... Read more
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22nd May 2015
Chock full of our locations, Man Up’s trailer shows off London as the last word in romantic backdrops, ahead of the film’s launch on May 29th. Take a look here. In a flawless English accent, US actress Lake Bell plays a 34-year-old exhausted from endless futile set ups by well-meaning but clueless friends. As she travels across London to... Read more
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14th May 2015
ITV has commissioned a new version of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan with international pop star, singer/songwriter and actress Paloma Faith making a guest appearance as Tinker Bell, Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci (Julie and Julia, Devil Wears Prada) playing the legendary Captain Hook and Laura Fraser (Breaking Bad, A Knight’s Tale) as Mrs Darling. The two hour drama will... Read more
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8th May 2015
Long-running series Spooks is all grown up and made into a movie, released today, called Spooks: The Greater Good. The spy thriller stars Kit Harington and Jennifer Ehle, alongside mainstay Peter Firth who has played Sir Harry Pearce, the head of counter-terrorism, since the series began. Take a look at the trailer here. We couldn’t be more proud, having... Read more
Camden news
17th April 2015
The sumptuous Rosewood Hotel in Camden features in Dame Helen Mirren’s latest film, The Woman in Gold. FilmFixer was also pleased support the production on the ground during location filming in London last summer. Woman In Gold, which opened last week, follows the real-life legal battle to reclaim five paintings, stolen by the Nazis, the most significant being the... Read more
Camden news
16th March 2015
Gravediggers at Streatham Cemetery in south London put their shovels to work for Sean Penn’s new action thriller The Gunman, opening on Friday this week (March 20th). Lambeth Council’s cemetery management team is used to accommodating filming but this was the biggest shoot they have helped with, so far. They dug the grave for the production, dressed it with... Read more
Camden news
8th February 2015
Sir Ian McKellen plays Mr Holmes in the film of that name – its world premiere is today at the Berlin International Film Festival. Adapted from the novel A Slight Trick of the Mind, Sherlock Holmes, now old and reflecting on his life, tries to crack an unsolved case. Here’s the trailer. Dressing up London for the period –... Read more
Camden news
26th January 2015
Taron Egerton’s freerunning across a Camden estate is breathtaking in upcoming action thriller Kingsman: The Secret Service. When the filmmakers showed up with their massive Hollywood-scale crew and equipment at the Alexandra and Ainsworth Estate, how did residents react? The experience was literally as sweet as honey. Director Matthew Vaughn with actors including Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson and... Read more
Camden news
19th January 2015
Johnny Depp capers about London in his new art heist comedy Mortdecai, taking in many of our client locations. The star-studded premiere is this evening, with the general release on Friday. Owing the British government money, the bumbling Mortdecai is coaxed into helping solve a recent murder and art theft. His man servant played by Paul Bettany and “impossibly... Read more
Camden news
9th January 2015
Ten Bafta nominations have been announced for The Theory of Everything, which opened just last week, and is based on the memoirs of Professor Stephen Hawking’s first wife Jane Wilde. Our part included resident consultation in Camden during filming. We applaud the nominations and wish the film success. Here’s the trailer. Read more
Camden news
18th December 2014
In this festive season edition of our newsletter, we introduce one of our favourite teams. A merry band who make all the difference in delivering harmony between Londoners and big-budget movie makers. We wish you all jolly holidays and look forward to working on even more fantastic projects together in 2015. Peace and goodwill, between locals and filmmakers Who’s... Read more
Camden news
12th December 2014
Electricity starring Agyness Deyn opens today to rave reviews, as an Alice in Wonderland for the modern day. Hallucinogenic special effects create her epilepsy-induced world, while FilmFixer assisted with real-world locations in Camden and Islington. Scenes include Camden High Street, Tottenham Court Road and Euston Road in Camden and Upper Street and Brunswick Court in Islington. Take a look... Read more
Camden news
28th November 2014
Primrose Hill plays Notting Hill in Paddington, coming to cinema screens today – starring Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville and Jim Broadbent. Ben Whishaw voices the beloved Peruvian bear, with Imelda Staunton and Michael Gambon lending their voices as the other bears. Writer Alan Bennett was among residents involved in discussions that secured donations, for a local library and community... Read more
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New insight into the links between film and television productions and tourism was revealed at an international screen tourism conference by Film London on November 13th, the lead partner for major European project EuroScreen. The study demonstrates how social media commentary generated by films and television shows can effectively generate millions of pounds worth of free online advertising for... Read more
Camden news
13th November 2014
Following its pilot episode earlier this year, directed by Danny Boyle, the full six-part series hits TV screens from tonight at 10pm on Channel 4 – showcasing London magnificently. Starring James Nesbitt and Brit Marling, the comedy drama plays with the difficulties of managing PR for a modern police force. In tonight’s opening episode, the force helps out a... Read more
Camden news
24th October 2014
The British Museum, in the heart of Camden, is starring alongside Hollywood legends in the adventure comedy NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB The British Museum plays host to Ben Stiller, Steve Coogan, Owen Wilson, Dan Stevens and Ricky Gervais among many others in the film that hits cinemas nationwide in December. In celebration, twelve museums from... Read more
Camden news
8th October 2014
The Imitation Game opens the BFI London Film Festival tonight – marking its European premiere. Having supported the filming in Chancery Lane for Camden Council, we are very much looking forward to seeing Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing – the tragic mathematics genius who broke the Nazi enigma code. Fallen masonry, scattered timbers, sandbags and an air raid shelter... Read more
Camden news
22nd September 2014
Woburn Walk strikes a pose in H&M’s new TV ad, featuring models Natasha Poly, Liu Wen and Liya Kebede. FilmFixer worked with the production company to consult every business and resident in the historic Camden street, and to invite some businesses to join in the shoot. We were impressed at how well the consultation and engagement process was implemented.... Read more
Camden news
11th September 2014
Pride, opening tomorrow, is among other things, a celebration of community. And its makers have left Kingsgate Community Centre in Kilburn with much to celebrate, after filming there this year. The Camden community centre became a base for the crew while shooting Gay Is The Word bookshop scenes – which involved dressing Kingsgate Road. To say thank you, the... Read more
Camden news
9th September 2014
Push it crews – feel the burn. Rippling muscles; tense rivalry; fanatical training – where are you going to shoot them? Work up a sweat over our impressive sports locations. Burgess Park BMX Track - On your bike! The wavy lines and striking backdrop make this a great location for photo shoots and music videos. Only a handful of... Read more
Camden news
7th September 2014
The Secrets, a week-long series directed by Dominic Savage, features five 30-minute dramas, each with a devastating secret at the heart of it. All five plots were filmed in six weeks over the winter, with locations help from us – we manage Camden Council’s film office. The first episode, The Dilemma, airs at 10.40pm. Written by Nick Payne, it... Read more
Camden news
Welcome to our update, including a new regular feature in which we meet inspirational people from the industry. This quarter, we highlight the work of Jonah Coombes. Jonah's consistent approach to positive community engagement has long attracted our admiration. He discusses his efforts on shoots including Breaking and Entering, Rush, Paddington and upcoming Lady and the Van. Meet Jonah... Read more
Camden news
The British Film Commission has been working with the government and industry to address issues around planning for the temporary use of buildings and exterior space for filming. The British Film Commission said that it is very grateful to government, having recognised the economic and cultural benefits of film and television production, both on a national and local level,... Read more
Camden news
29th July 2014
On August 4th 1914 Britain declared war on Germany. With the anniversary coming up on Monday, as First World War Centenary commemorations continue, we’re dedicating this edition to some significant locations. Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park The Imperial War Museum was founded just after the First World War, in 1920, although it moved into Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park later, in... Read more
Camden news
15th July 2014
Welcome to FilmFixer's update on our inspirational locations portfolio. Central London and its seminal film locations: that’s where the director wants to be. It’s also jammed, impossible to park, oh – and you need space for 80 vehicles? Unit basing can be the hardest search for a location manager. But we are here to help. Cardington Street Slap bang... Read more
Camden news
2nd July 2014
Islington, Lambeth, Camden and Southwark all play roles in BBC2’s new drama starting tomorrow night, The Honourable Woman. Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal as Nessa Stein, the eight-part thriller follows a British businesswoman through her dealings, amid the conflict, in the Middle East. Although her father was an arms manufacturer, Stein is an idealist who has moved his company into telecommunications... Read more
Camden news
1st July 2014
Most popular girls’ school Fame, St Trinian’s, even Chef could all have done with a location like this: the Camden School for Girls has opened its doors to filming outside school hours. With summer holidays just around the corner, get in quick and book up this idiosyncratic space. Its original Victorian architecture includes old-fashioned science labs and a lovely... Read more
Camden news
21st May 2014
Pride will be the closing night film in the directors’ fortnight section of the Cannes festival, on now (14-25 May). Even ahead of the screening, we at FilmFixer applaud the filmmakers for the way they worked with residents on location, both in Kilburn and, in particular, on Southwark’s Aylesbury Estate in Walworth. Starring Bill Nighy, Dominic West, Paddy Considine... Read more
Camden news
2nd May 2014
Kiefer Sutherland explodes back onto our small screens this month in the latest of the hit series 24: Live Another Day. After four years off the grid, Sutherland’s character Jack Bauer surfaces in exile in London, risking his life to protect the world from another disaster. A multitude of thrilling sequences has given FilmFixer the opportunity to mine a fantastic... Read more
Camden news
Belle - a film based on the life of London’s Dido Elizabeth Belle opens today in the US, and in June in the UK. It is set in Kenwood House and shot around FilmFixer London locations, including Bedford Square and Carey Street in Camden. The film is inspired by the 1779 painting of Dido beside her cousin Lady Elizabeth Murray.... Read more
Camden news
18th April 2014
News has been circulating about a far-reaching OpenSSL vulnerability called Heartbleed which makes it possible for third-parties to access data – even though the data was believed to be secure and encrypted as it passed between a web browser and a server. The security of all FilmApp’s client data is critically important to us. We would like to reassure... Read more
Camden news
26th March 2014
The film adaptation of Nick Hornby’s A Long Way Down opened this week, starring Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Imogen Potts, Aaron Paul and featuring Camden’s Waterlow Park – proudly arranged by FilmFixer. The actors were showered with fake rain in the scene, and none of Pierce Brosnan’s admirers on set seemed to mind him having to towel off and... Read more
Camden news
18th March 2014
Bad Girls, Buried, Oz, Prison Break – from the thrilling to the ridiculous, we all love a good drama set in the nick, and FilmFixer has the perfect location for the next helping (of Porridge). It’s only available until August – so we’re rushing it out as a Location of the Month. Parker House was built as a Victorian... Read more
Camden news
6th March 2014
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is set mostly in Russia – but London acted as a key double for director Sir Kenneth Branagh and stars Chris Pine, Kevin Costner and Keira Knightley. FilmFixer’s team worked nimbly to support the fast pace of filming, providing access to important Camden locations such the Master’s Lawn in Lincoln’s Inn and the Lincoln's Inn... Read more
Camden news
5th February 2014
Every night after closing for the past week, historical characters have come to life in incredible scenes at The British Museum. Sound familiar? London’s real home of ancient treasures is the set for Night At The Museum 3, where stars including Ben Stiller and Robin Williams have been capering about, reprising their roles after dark, when all the visitors... Read more
Camden news
16th December 2013
We’ve had a bumper 2013 in which film days doubled to over 6,500 and our team of fixers tripled to meet the new demands. With Islington, Lambeth, Kingston and Croydon joining FilmFixer this year, we have grown into the one-stop service for sourcing London locations and making sure filming across our boroughs is safe and well controlled. In addition... Read more
Camden news
6th July 2013
paper writing service In May, FilmFixer, the independent film office business, was awarded the contract to run the film offices of London boroughs Islington and Lambeth as well as retaining its role as Camden’s film office.  This makes FilmFixer the largest film office in the UK, responsible for over 6,500 film days per annum.  In addition, in March the... Read more
Camden news
6th May 2013
Karen Everett – joint founder FilmFixer Karen Everett has worked in the Film and TV industry for over ten years.  After a varied career as a freelancer, Karen began working with Little Wing Films as Head of Production, overseeing 14 feature films in total. Projects included Pure, Two Men Went to War, American Cousins and 9 Dead Gay Guys.... Read more

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