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Filming permits around Wimbledon: it’s a piece of cake

4th July 2017
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It’s Merton’s annual time to shine with all eyes on The All England Lawn Tennis Club for two weeks, as the Wimbledon Championships are broadcast all over the world. Once again Good Morning Britain sets up a temporary studio in Wimbledon Park, with live chat to fans camping out for tickets, Sean Fletcher presenting all

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London lends a rarified air – along with the stunt chases – to Transformers: The Last Knight

22nd June 2017
Mark Wahlberg, Laura Haddock, Michael Bay, and Sir Anthony Hopkins filming Transformers: The Last Knight

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

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A heath man’s shack is his castle in Hampstead, opening this week

14th June 2017
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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

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New ITV series Fearless uncovered fresh locations across London

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

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The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise, swoops over Lambeth for thrilling scenes

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

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Wonder Woman gives London a hand – while she’s saving the world

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

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Filming in Bloomsbury: a local’s perspective

30th May 2017
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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

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Brad Pitt filmed War Machine scenes in Camden and Croydon

23rd May 2017
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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

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Croydon homecoming for A-listers in How to Talk to Girls at Parties

19th May 2017

Premiering at Cannes and starring Nicole Kidman, How to Talk to Girls at Parties is both set in Croydon and was filmed there. It’s the Cannes screening of the day this Sunday (May 21st). Stars Elle Fanning and Alex Sharp were in Croydon in November 2015 to shoot some of the most remarkable scenes in

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Is that a future Bond we see racing around London in Unlocked?

4th May 2017
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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

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