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On anti-slavery day: Doing Money filmed for BBC Two is about a woman snatched in broad daylight in North London

18th October 2018

An important BBC Two drama, to be broadcast soon, filmed some exterior scenes in Barnet. Doing Money is the true story of a young woman snatched in broad daylight in Wood Green, North London, and sold into slavery as a prostitute in Ireland. The 90-minute drama is expected to be broadcast in early November. Writer

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Central and outer London boroughs had roles in Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody

12th October 2018

Locations across London’s inner and outer boroughs were called on for Bohemian Rhapsody, a biopic about one of the capital’s favourite sons, Freddie Mercury. Some doubled as Mercury’s renowned London haunts and others as New York or Amsterdam. Many of them can be glimpsed already in the trailer. The film opens in the UK on

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London neighbours got involved in spy thriller: BBC One’s Informer

10th October 2018

The BBC’s new character-driven thriller centres around Raza, an everyday, young second generation British-Pakistani man from London who is coerced into informing on his friends, neighbours and members of his community. Neal Street Productions, who make Informer, did a fantastic job of involving neighbours in the filming process – with around 70 residents at Thamesmead

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London lent zombie horror action flick Redcon-1 a big hand with its tiny budget

28th September 2018

Hundreds of zombies shuffling through central London, military personnel tearing up to Tower Bridge in boats, helicopters: it sounds like an expensive film to make – but not so. FilmFixer supported independent production Redcon-1 in getting its tiny budget production shot across the capital and in Suffolk, through sound advice and an inside knowledge about

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Woody Harrelson’s one-take, live broadcast film wins Production Guild award

21st September 2018

FilmFixer congratulates the production team on Woody Harrelson’s Lost in London, for winning this year’s Production Team of the Year Award. The trophy will be handed out tomorrow night (Sat, Sep 22nd) at The Production Guild awards, held at The Grove in Hertfordshire. Shot in one take and transmitted live to audiences across the US

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London was ready for its next Getty kidnapping close-up

12th September 2018

Starting tonight on BBC2, the series Trust takes yet another look at the 1970s kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, grandson of John Paul I. It comes not long 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

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“We recognise we are guests here” – Bodyguard filmed tense scenes across London

24th August 2018

The new BBC series Bodyguard filmed tense scenes across London between October last year and February. FilmFixer manages the film office service for a number of London boroughs where the series was shot. Keeley Hawes plays a hard-nosed Home Secretary and Richard Madden the police officer assigned to protect her. FilmFixer CEO Karen Everett explains,

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Aml Ameen hopes Yardie is the first of a film trilogy

17th August 2018

Aml Ameen returned this week to the housing estate in Hackney that plays his home in Yardie, Idris Elba’s directorial debut, opening on August 30th. He was being interviewed for Channel 4 News by Symeon Brown. This clip from the film, care of StudioCanal, shows off the location beautifully. The production spent just a day

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Christopher Robin brings Winnie the Pooh to London in new Disney film

30th July 2018

Ewan McGregor as Christopher Robin brought Disney’s Winnie the Pooh to the streets of London. The huge production, featuring up to 200 cast and crew on location shoots, worked hard to rub along with real Londoners, inviting them to set visits, making donations to local communities and respecting special requests. FilmFixer manages the film office

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Back for a third series – Unforgotten filmed in London

27th July 2018

A third series of the ITV crime drama Unforgotten by Chris Lang has returned to our small screens with Neil Morrissey, Alex Jennings, Kevin McNally and James Fleet playing four friends who are all suspects. Location filming included Camden and Lewisham as the series stars Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar try to solve the murder

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