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Kingston and Lewisham plays 80s Hackney in Idris Elba’s new series

24th March 2018

We all love Idris Elba and we love the fact that his new comedy series co-stars Kingston and Lewisham – with supporting roles from Sutton, Southwark and Lambeth. In the Long Run is set in 1980s London when the Easmons, originally from Sierra Leone, are living quietly on a Hackney housing estate, until the brother

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London was ready for its next Getty kidnapping close-up

24th March 2018

Netflix series Trust takes yet another look at the 1970s kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, grandson of John Paul I. It comes just a few months after Ridley Scott’s movie All the Money in the World did pretty much the same thing – albeit with a different spin. While the Ridley Scott film sticks

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Islington and Haringey were Ready (Player One) for Steven Spielberg

17th March 2018

As the UK buckles up for Steven Spielberg’s new blockbuster Ready Player One, it’s well known that Birmingham saw lots of the filming. But London has to take a little credit to. Some huge scenes involving 500 cast and crew were shot around Ropemaker Street, Moorfields, Finsbury Street and Moor Lane in Islington, near the

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Like all Londoners, Lara Croft needed somewhere to park

16th March 2018

Despite all her tomb raiding in exotic far-flung corners, Lara Croft is after all a Londoner and the family business is based in Islington’s Finsbury Square near the City. Take a look at the trailer here. FilmFixer manages the film office service for Islington Council. FilmFixer director Karen Everett says, “Although the filming for this

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Southwark and Lambeth welcomed Peter Rabbit

16th March 2018

Keep an eye out for Shad Thames in Southwark as well as Lambeth’s Albert Embankment in Peter Rabbit, opening today. Here’s the trailer. FilmFixer manages the film office service for Southwark and Lambeth. FilmFixer director Karen Everett says, “Yes of course the animated characters were added in during post production, so that kept filming simple.

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Murder under the microscope: The Ruth Ellis case is re-investigated

9th March 2018

The final steps of Ruth Ellis, the last woman killed under the UK death penalty, are retraced around Islington and Camden in a new documentary starting on BBC Four on Tuesday 13th March. The former HM Prison Holloway, where she was hanged and buried, is visited, along with the Hampstead pub outside which the murder

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London helped Marcella out a second time, with unexpected and atmospheric locations

28th February 2018

Marcella opened with a grizzly finding in Camden, but some of its most intense scenes will also take place in Lambeth, Southwark and Islington. The body of a child called Leo has been discovered in Camden’s Mornington Crescent. It turns out he was a friend of Marcella’s son Edward, and Edward was supposed to walk

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London locations “bullied” Save Me makers, for vibrant authenticity

28th February 2018

Silverlock Estate residents in Southwark got behind the new Sky Atlantic drama Save Me, opening their flats as locations and making the public spaces available for filming as well. A fictional Deptford housing estate called The Towers sits at the heart of the drama, connecting its key characters and giving the show its vibrant authenticity.

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Canal boats, bathing ponds, Boris bikes and housing estates give Finding Your Feet the London look

23rd February 2018

Some locations in Finding Your Feet are so well known there’s no need to point them out really. But others will prove a little unexpected. Imelda Staunton flees her Surrey mansion on learning her husband is having an affair, and heads to her sister’s north London housing estate, which is actually played by the Rodney

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Four London days shown in four parts: Carey Mulligan stars in Sir David Hare’s Collateral

10th February 2018

Sir David Hare’s new BBC2 drama Collateral stars Carey Mulligan, as DI Kip Gillespie, and John Simm – who’s to be found on the other side in ITV’s Trauma, also starting on February 12th. Set over four days, the four-part series features some brilliant London locations. Take a look at the trailer here. One of

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