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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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A film about filming, shot in the capital

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

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London lends its authenticity to Guerrilla – the capital’s overlooked tale of the black panthers

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

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Thierry Henry film crew supports summer ponies event

3rd April 2017
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Arsenal’s record goal scorer Thierry Henry filmed the new Gatorade ad in Islington’s Barnard Park last year. And this summer, locals will enjoy the benefits of a donation from the shoot. In the ad, which you can see here, Barnard Park has been transformed into a sunny football pitch, where a boy is being subbed

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Slightly difficult means it’s impossible: translating “British reserve” on location in London for The Sense of an Ending

15th March 2017
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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

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A London bank rescues hula hoops ad

15th March 2017

Hula hoops saves the day at a former bank on Warham Road in Croydon. The new ad is part of a £4.5 million campaign – the biggest ever for the snack brand. It’s called West Heath Bank in the ad, where a hapless robber races in with a banana tucked inside a sock, demanding all

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Creating the icon: Prime Suspect 1973 filmed across London

1st March 2017
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Jane Tennison in 1973 might be a doe-eyed police newbie, a long way from becoming the iconic Prime Suspect character we last saw in 2006. But the series doesn’t shy away from car chases, gunfire and explosions, in the prequel series starting on Thursday on ITV. Here’s the trailer. London’s communities worked together with the

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It’s not a…

26th February 2017

Catastophe is back for its third season on Tuesday night – and the filming that went on was anything but. This time around Islington was put to work for the comedy, with scenes filmed in Jessop Court and Graham Street, then along the path to the canal. You’ll see the characters walking and talking along

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