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Action comedy capered about Camden: The Hitman’s Bodyguard

6th August 2017
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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

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Keeley Hawes drives through time in Camden

6th August 2017
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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

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London provides period and modern day locations for Man in an Orange Shirt

5th August 2017
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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

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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
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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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