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6th November 2017
When it comes to Paddington’s movies, the little bear has found a very happy home in Primrose Hill. That’s largely thanks to the hard work and consideration of supervising location manager Jonah Coombes. In Paddington 2, opening on November 10th, Hugh Bonneville, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, and Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington, are joined by... Read more
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29th September 2017
You can say what you like about Daphne, and the critics have a lot to say about her, she's unmistakably a Londoner; more specifically, a Southwark girl. The Financial Times, Hollywood Reporter, Guardian, Telegraph, Evening Standard, Independent and Variety are just a handful of the many titles talking about the movie. The directorial debut by Peter Mackie Burns was... Read more
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21st September 2017
Taron Egerton and Colin Firth team up with Halle Berry and Julianne Moore, among others in the new Kingsman: The Golden Circle – the second outing of this British action franchise. Once again London boroughs were keen to help out. In this trailer, you’ll catch a glimpse of a brilliant stunt in the show’s famous black taxi filmed in... Read more
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14th September 2017
With the release of American Assassin starring Michael Keaton and Dylan O’Brien, it’s time for London to celebrate its role in the big-budget production. Croydon, Kingston, Southwark and Islington all helped out with locations. FilmFixer manages the film office service for all these boroughs. Croydon played the biggest part, arranging for the whole of St George’s Walk, including every... Read more
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12th September 2017
The Williams brother screen writers, Harry and Jack, said they were skipping off to the pub on Monday night – avoiding questions about which of their competing thriller series to watch – Liar on ITV or Rellik on the BBC. Film officers, residents and council workers across London who’d played their own small roles in each drama had to... Read more
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6th September 2017
Two Ian McEwan novels have been adapted into films premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival – which starts tomorrow September 7th. On Chesil Beach, stars Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle, while Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci and Fionn Whitehead play the leads in The Children Act. FilmFixer client boroughs provided some locations for both. FilmFixer director Andrew Pavord explains,... Read more
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Nobody seemed very surprised at who, it transpired, dunnit, in this week's concluding episode of Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling on BBC One. But nobody really minded and we can't wait for Strike's next installment this Sunday with the new two-part mystery The Silkworm. What resonated was the characterisation as Tom Burke’s grumpy private sleuth Cormoran Strike slouched his way... Read more
Southwark news
22nd June 2017
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 rarified charm, particularly in... Read more
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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 girl. Helen McCrory stars... Read more
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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 of thanks. Some of... Read more
Southwark news
4th May 2017
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 and Toni Collette. Take... Read more
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15th March 2017
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 York or Mexico City,... Read more
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1st March 2017
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 production to make the... Read more
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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 Remington Street, Haversack Street... Read more
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22nd February 2017
Stan Lee’s Lucky Man returns for a second Sky 1 series on Friday, with James Nesbitt as Detective Inspector Clayton. Take a look at the trailer. Nesbitt has told reporters, “They say that you make your own luck and I’m pleased to say that in this case we did! I’m delighted that Lucky Man was so popular with viewers... Read more
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17th February 2017
The Love Actually reunion on behalf of Red Nose Day came together yesterday, at lightning speed, on Bankside in Southwark, just outside Tate Modern. Dubbed, Red Nose Day Actually, the shoot, with Richard Curtis back at the helm, was scheduled for another location, that fell through at the last minute. However, Bankside, with its great views across the Thames... Read more
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22nd January 2017
Emily Watson and Ben Chaplin are steaming up our TV screens on Sunday nights in the BBC’s hot psychological thriller Apple Tree Yard – which starts tonight. Take a look at the trailer here. Watson plays a successful scientist and married mother of two, who starts up a risky affair with a stranger. The passion takes place in all... Read more
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20th January 2017
An extra air of truth was lent to Denial, a film about proving the truth, by shooting in the real law office the story's set around, in Camden’s Red Lion Square. Mishcon de Reya was based there in Summit House, when it took on the libel case against historian Deborah Lipstadt, forcing her to prove the truth of the... Read more
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9th January 2017
London’s most resident-friendly production for 2016 was, without question, ITV’s thriller series, Unforgotten 2, which started last Thursday (January 5) to rave reviews. Making donations to resident groups across London throughout the shoot, and using low-impact techniques to film, the nimble production shot on location across Camden, Islington, Southwark, Haringey and Lambeth over the summer. Take a look at... Read more
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29th December 2016
Tom Hardy and producer Ridley Scott have joined forces to keep us at home on Saturday nights and glued to BBC One for Taboo – a new series written by Hardy and his father Chips, that starts on January 7th. Here's the trailer. Tom Hollander, Jonathan Pryce, Oona Chaplin and Mark Gatiss are among the prestigious co-stars. The stunning... Read more
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27th December 2016
Death in Paradise brings its mind-boggling murder mysteries to London in a special two-part episode for the new series, starting up on BBC1 at 9pm on January 5th It was a rare treat to be helping one of our favourite TV hits with locations in our part of the world. The series is set in the fictional Caribbean island... Read more
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17th December 2016
It’s well established that Grantchester’s rural Cambridge setting can’t contain the capering of vicar-detective Sydney Chambers (played by James Norton) and his pal Geordie Keating (Robson Green) – seeing them often in the Big Smoke. So of course, for the festive special, London serves up some Christmas cracker locations. The special is on Christmas Eve at 9pm on ITV,... Read more
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With every year the excitement grows as fans from all over the world track any information they can find about filming, and head to London to catch a glimpse of the stars at work. It’s not just the global fans who look forward to Sherlock on New Year’s Day. At FilmFixer, we look forward to helping out, with Camden’s... Read more
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21st November 2016
Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard are in love and raising their baby in Hampstead in Allied, which opens on Friday, November 25th. The huge production of 150 cast and crew made extremely generous donations to local residents while filming on Hampstead’s Christchurch Hill in late March and early April this year. Here's the trailer. In the sweeping World War... Read more
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Santa’s elves were never assumed to be on the High Street, but this year they make it very clear in their new ad: Not on the High Street. They filmed it in Southwark in October this year. Take a look. The artists’ studios where we see teddy bears being tested for cuddles, and bespoke jewellery being made, are on... Read more
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7th November 2016
Bloomsbury in Camden provides the key moody period setting for Stephen Poliakoff’s new seven-part BBC drama, Close to the Enemy. Partly set in a hotel, you’ll see characters arriving at and leaving from the back entrance on Herbrand Street. Jim Sturgess, as Captain Callum Ferguson, the lead character, peers into the Victoria Building on Bloomsbury Square and heads in.... Read more
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31st October 2016
The story of Damilola Taylor’s family coping with their son’s tragic and infamous death has been worked into a film for BBC One. It is written by Lewisham resident Levi David Addai and produced by Minnow Films. Southwark residents will be moved by the film’s familiarity, with many scenes shot locally, reminding us of the news images telling the... Read more
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Dubbed the “classiest possible soap opera” a fictionalised series about the Queen’s life, The Crown, cost Netflix over £100 million. The first series starts on November 4th, here’s the trailer. Its lavish production filmed across London’s stunning period locations in Haringey, Bromley, Lambeth, Southwark and Camden for both this series and the next – which is already being shot.... Read more
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18th October 2016
Benedict Cumberbatch didn’t have to travel too far from home to shoot some of the most thrilling Doctor Strange sequences. CityPoint in Islington’s Ropemaker Street, just on the edge of the city, doubles as a New York building for some amazing video effects scenes. And in exchange, the Hollywood blockbuster made a donation to local charity The Word Festival.... Read more
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6th October 2016
Lord Sugar can terrify whom he likes; for us, The Apprentice is one great big caper across some of our favourite London haunts, filmed between April and June this year. FilmFixer’s support is recognised on the credits this year, on behalf of our client boroughs Camden, Islington, Lambeth, Southwark, Haringey, Kingston, Merton and Lewisham. Most impressive is of course,... Read more
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20th September 2016
A modest little caf on Southwark’s Great Suffolk Street got the star treatment when Gary Lineker and Paddy McGuinness showed up to film the latest Walkers crisps ad. Pitching up for the lunchtime rush, they were busy making crisp sandwiches for unsuspecting members of the public. If you haven’t seen the ad on TV yet, take a look at... Read more
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15th September 2016
Three films on, and Bridget Jones is still living above the quirky Globe Tavern in Southwark’s Borough Market. FilmFixer manages the Film Office for Southwark, along with Camden and Islington. FilmFixer director Andrew Pavord has worked with Bridget Jones in Southwark right from the start. “It’s not a Bridget Jones film without Renee Zellweger tucked up in Southwark,” he... Read more
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4th July 2016
Now You See Me 2’s uber complicated shenanigans opened this week. Don’t worry too much about the plot – what you need to know is London accommodated this massive shoot of A-list celebrities, with well over 100 cast and crew on location at times. Daniel Radcliffe and Michael Caine joined Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Dave... Read more
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Sweetie darling, how London has missed Ab Fab. Patsy and Edina are back but now they’ve only gone and killed Kate Moss. Or have they? Southwark’s stretch of the River Thames sees Kate met by Jean Paul Gaultier, who’s out on the beach with a metal detector. And Patsy and Eddie make their way to the Kate Moss shrine,... Read more
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12th June 2016
ABC channel Freeform’s thriller, Guilt, sees an American student, Molly, murdered while studying in London. Her roommate, Grace, becomes the prime suspect. You’ll recognise many locations in the trailer. In Southwark, donations to local resident groups were made while filming around Butlers Wharf, where characters jog along the waterfront, and chat outside Browns brasserie. Selfies are taken along the... Read more
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BBC One’s New Blood brings a youthful twist to the crime genre – saddling its fresh detectives with university loans, poor job security, and unable to buy a place to live in London. It starts tomorrow at 9pm. Adding to this honesty about London-life, Stefan and Rash are first generation – hailing from widely differing family backgrounds. The contrasts... Read more
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20th May 2016
The new Top Gear’s Matt Le Blanc sped into our hearts – and our Southwark offices – here at FilmFixer. We’re looking forward to the new series, starting on May 29th, also featuring Chris Evans. You can see the trailer here. Le Blanc was filmed tearing along Great Suffolk Street, hurling a black Mustang into doughnuts. And in-between takes,... Read more
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23rd April 2016
New Sunday night BBC drama Undercover has millions of us gripped – and possibly a bit confused. But we don’t mind, as we get behind Sophie Okonedo’s thrilling character – a top-flight lawyer, unaware her husband of 20 years is an undercover policeman spying on her. Shot between July last year and January, locations across London, in Merton, Southwark,... Read more
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22nd April 2016
Even Paris wasn’t quite French enough for Bastille Day, starring Idris Elba – with London playing the role in some key scenes. Elba continues to thrill his fans in this film, as a CIA agent who teams up with Richard Madden from Game of Thrones. And an important charity in Islington benefitted – with a kind donation from the... Read more
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8th April 2016
Croydon teenager treated to work experience with Kevin Costner and Tommy Lee Jones during local Criminal filming At last, London’s role in a huge Kevin Costner thriller hits the big screen, as Criminal – set to be a blockbuster – opens next week on April 15th. The excitement at the time of filming included a helicopter landing on Fairfield... Read more
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1st April 2016
London’s ongoing creation of landmarks, its constant building, sits at the heart of a new thriller by the man who wrote iconic Scandi drama The Bridge. Hans Rosenfeldt’s new eight-part police thriller, starring Anna Friel, starts on Monday on ITV. Take a look at the trailer here. FilmFixer was delighted to support the project across six London borough film... Read more
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20th March 2016
Look out for the interactive cinema edit of Late Shift – the world’s first feature-length, multi-optional film. In other words, this is the best example so far of what filmmaking could become, by making full use of tablet and smart phone functionality. The movie follows one story but many storylines, with 180 decision points for the audience. For the... Read more
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7th March 2016
Box office hit London Has Fallen sees Big Ben and Parliament exploding, along with other key landmarks, leaving only Gerard Butler to save the day. The world’s leaders have gathered for the Prime Minister’s state funeral – creating the perfect opportunity for terrorists to assassinate them all in one go. Take a look at the trailer here. Key sequences... Read more
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12th February 2016
It’s a glossy, globe-trotting thriller – so expect some of our favourite London locations to take their place alongside the exotic and glamorous. The contemporary John Le Carre adaptation The Night Manager is coming to BBC One on February 21st as a six-part series. The production used Morocco to depict Turkey and Egypt, Mallorca for the Mediterranean countries and... Read more
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Sacha Baron Cohen hits cinemas this month in spy spoof Grimsby. He plays a football fan with a good heart very little nous. In the US, the film will be released as The Brothers Grimsby next month. His long-lost brother (Mark Strong), is a deadly MI6 agent; he has a gorgeous wife (Rebel Wilson) and 11 children. London loves to... Read more
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15th January 2016
Stan Lee’s latest super hero, Lucky Man, is a Londoner, whose adventures hit our small screens on Sky 1 next Friday, January 22nd, at 9pm, showing the capital at its most slick and mysterious. Southwark, Lambeth, Lewisham, Islington and Camden all set the action-packed stage for star James Nesbitt and his super-power of good luck. Take a look at... Read more
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8th January 2016
The final series of Mr Selfridge, starting tonight at 9pm on ITV, plays out across period London, where the real man made and lost his fame and fortune. Camden, Islington, Lambeth, Southwark and Haringey have all provided backdrops, since filming began five years ago. The show was originally set in 1908, progressing through the decades from there. Tonight’s episode... Read more
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DATE: Wednesday 20th January 2016 TIME: 7.00-9.30pm WHERE: Goldsmiths Hall The Production Guild is running a locations department speed networking event to encourage new working relationships and opportunities. We're introducing location managers to less experienced locations personnel. The carousel networking format will ensure everyone has the chance to get to know each other in a stunning setting. Goldsmiths Hall... Read more
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14th December 2015
If there’s one character that never gets fired on The Apprentice, it’s London – as the candidates’ home and backdrop to their business tasks – year after year. The new series was filmed in May and June, with the candidates moving into a house in Camden, and stepping out each morning for the punishing schedule of tasks located across... Read more
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3rd December 2015
Explosions on Islington’s Stafford Cripps Estate hailed Idris Elba’s return as crime-fighting Luther. Residents excitedly looked on during filming in March this year, as a top floor flat blew up, raining down debris and a fridge door. The miniseries starts: 9pm on BBCOne, December 15th. Take a look at the official trailer here. As fake fire engines, police offices... Read more
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12th November 2015
Inspired by notorious Balkan jewel thieves the Pink Panthers, this new glossy crime series starts with an impressive diamond heist. It then takes the audience on a journey into a dark underworld of European criminal gangsters. Last Panthers features a stellar cast including screen legend and Oscar winner John Hurt, Oscar Nominee Samantha Morton, and France's double Cesar award... Read more
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6th November 2015
Hot on the heels of his role as Q in Spectre, Ben Whishaw hits our small screens in the BBC2 thriller London Spy. As the title suggests, this London-centric update to the British spy genre makes full use of the capital’s disturbing qualities. At a recent screening, Ben Whishaw said he was attracted to the script’s potent vision of... Read more
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Burnt combines three of our favourite things - food, Bradley Cooper and great locations! Here's the trailer. Bradley Cooper stars as Adam Jones, a rebellious two-Michelin star chef on a mission to get the fabled third star and turn his life around. London sets the scene for Adam Jones to redeem himself after his disastrous past and FilmFixer was... Read more
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25th October 2015
James Bond charges back to London in Spectre, hailed with rave reviews by the critics. The rest of us can’t wait to see the film, opening tomorrow. We’ve grown to expect iconic London sequences, as a key ingredient in the winning formula. And Spectre is no exception. While filming some of these, the production gave local film trainees a... Read more
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“We are all the monster,” in ITV’s updated Jekyll and Hyde, by Charlie Higson, which starts tonight. Inspired by The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson, this 10-part series is set in glamorous 1930s London, where Robert Jekyll, the grandson of the original doctor, is trying to understand his real identity. Here’s the... Read more
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13th October 2015
London imported our own Swede for a new Scandi-style thriller, with a twist. Stellan Skarsgård makes his way around no less than seven London boroughs as River, the grief-stricken detective who is haunted by murder victims. The BBC1 drama, called River, starts tonight. Here’s the trailer. Even River’s cop partner, joshing and laughing with him, is a figment of... Read more
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5th October 2015
The old boys in New Tricks – and their younger woman boss – are finally going back into retirement, for once and for all. Tomorrow night’s episode marks the end of a 12-year-run for the BBC crime comedy. The last episode ever airs on Tuesday October 6th. Here’s the series trailer. The team’s escapades took them all across London... Read more
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21st September 2015
Toni Collette and Drew Barrymore may play the leads in Miss You Already, but Southwark lights up the screen with starring locations. Shot in autumn last year, the film premiers in the UK on Friday September 25th. It follows two women, best friends since they were girls, as one of them deals with a cancer diagnosis. Take a look... Read more
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16th September 2015
ITV’s eagerly awaited crime drama, Unforgotten, premieres in Everyman cinemas across London and England on Monday September 21st, before hitting our small screens in October. Click here for details. The Everyman Hampstead cinema, in Camden, will host a Q&A with some of the stars, broadcast live to the other participating cinemas. ITV’s head of drama Steve November has already... Read more
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8th September 2015
London’s most infamous gangsters terrorised large swathes of the capital – again – last summer, all with the support of residents. The result, the Kray twins biopic Legend, opens tomorrow. Just as Tom Hardy doubles up as both twins, much of London doubled up as the period backdrop to their notorious lives, from Islington and Southwark to Lewisham and... Read more
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Simon Pegg, with the help of the Monty Python team, blows up Islington’s old Ashmount School in the upcoming sci-fi comedy Absolutely Anything. As a gesture of thanks to residents, the production donated to a charity providing food and shelter for the homeless locally during the winter months. Dorothy Leng, who chairs the Whitehall Park Area Resident's Association, said... Read more
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26th July 2015
Agatha Christie’s publishers were always demanding more Poirot, so for respite, over more than 50 years, she retreated into the world of her favourite married couple, writing fresh adventures for Tommy and Tuppence. Dedicated by Christie, “to all those who lead monotonous lives in the hope that they may experience at second hand the delights and dangers of adventure,”... Read more
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15th June 2015
Channel 4’s robot drama Humans last night attracted over 4 million viewers – up more than 200% on the broadcaster’s slot average. The show has proved to be its biggest original drama since the current TV ratings system started in 2002. The production filmed across Islington, Southwark and Lewisham. As part of its agreements, the filmmakers provided donations to... Read more
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10th June 2015
BBC One’s new thriller series The Interceptor has been described as a riot of action, drama and suspense – it starts tonight at 9pm. Its complex filming schedule across the capital would not have been possible without the support of multiple authorities and London residents themselves. Through spring and summer last year, we were pleased to negotiate across all... Read more
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Markfield skatepark Markfield skatepark in Haringey is fully concrete, snaking slightly downhill. It's situated next to train tracks, and it's a good distance away from local residents. This makes it suitable for some night shoots. There is plenty of parking and a cafe onsite, at the nearby Markfield Beam Engine and Museum. Seven Kings skatepark Nestled in the historic... Read more
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5th June 2015
Pierce Brosnan plays a scowling bad guy for a change, in the thriller Survivor, up against Milla Jovovich, who’s a US security agent gone rogue. They tear around London in a load of action-packed scenes we helped to arrange, before the plot moves to New York. Take a look at the trailer here. Brosnan crouches on the roof of... Read more
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22nd May 2015
Chock full of our locations, Man Up’s trailer shows off London as the last word in romantic backdrops, ahead of the film’s launch on May 29th. Take a look here. In a flawless English accent, US actress Lake Bell plays a 34-year-old exhausted from endless futile set ups by well-meaning but clueless friends. As she travels across London to... Read more
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8th May 2015
Long-running series Spooks is all grown up and made into a movie, released today, called Spooks: The Greater Good. The spy thriller stars Kit Harington and Jennifer Ehle, alongside mainstay Peter Firth who has played Sir Harry Pearce, the head of counter-terrorism, since the series began. Take a look at the trailer here. We couldn’t be more proud, having... Read more
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25th March 2015
Over here, keep your eyes on the heist, as a Croydon Council building doubles for a bank being robbed in a new Ford Mondeo ad. Just moments from Croydon’s busy high street, shoppers were blissfully unaware of the masked robbers making off, with police motorbikes in hot pursuit. While they are fleeing, one robber finds himself distracted by the... Read more
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16th March 2015
Gravediggers at Streatham Cemetery in south London put their shovels to work for Sean Penn’s new action thriller The Gunman, opening on Friday this week (March 20th). Lambeth Council’s cemetery management team is used to accommodating filming but this was the biggest shoot they have helped with, so far. They dug the grave for the production, dressed it with... Read more
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19th January 2015
Johnny Depp capers about London in his new art heist comedy Mortdecai, taking in many of our client locations. The star-studded premiere is this evening, with the general release on Friday. Owing the British government money, the bumbling Mortdecai is coaxed into helping solve a recent murder and art theft. His man servant played by Paul Bettany and “impossibly... Read more
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18th December 2014
In this festive season edition of our newsletter, we introduce one of our favourite teams. A merry band who make all the difference in delivering harmony between Londoners and big-budget movie makers. We wish you all jolly holidays and look forward to working on even more fantastic projects together in 2015. Peace and goodwill, between locals and filmmakers Who’s... Read more
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10th December 2014
Where’s Santa going to park his sleigh? Where will the party people dance? Where will the secret lovers huddle to see New Year’s fireworks? Yes, it’s December – you’ll be needing rooftops and balconies. Croydon Clocktower As the big hand strikes... Big Ben has not cornered the market; film your rooftop party as the clock strikes midnight just a... Read more
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4th December 2014
The critics are already hailing Get Santa as a Christmas cracker – it’s opening in cinemas tomorrow. A herd of reindeer is running amok after crash landing in London. Meanwhile Santa is hiding in a garden shed. It's left to a plucky boy and his Dad to save Christmas. The feel good movie stars Jim Broadbent as Santa and... Read more
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13th November 2014
Following its pilot episode earlier this year, directed by Danny Boyle, the full six-part series hits TV screens from tonight at 10pm on Channel 4 – showcasing London magnificently. Starring James Nesbitt and Brit Marling, the comedy drama plays with the difficulties of managing PR for a modern police force. In tonight’s opening episode, the force helps out a... Read more
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6th November 2014
London hits its annual crescendo this weekend – the 799-year-old Lord Mayor's Show ushers back a massive procession of horses, coaches and floats, and a river pageant, topped off with fireworks in the evening. The show inspired Samuel Pepys, who mentions it in his diaries, along with Hogarth and Canaletto, who painted it. So, where do you go to... Read more
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Tonight, residents around Trinity Church Square in Southwark will be treated to a classical concert in the Henry Wood Hall – thanks to a generous donation from the Legend filmmakers. Tom Hardy plays both Kray twins in the film about their notorious lives during the 1950s and 60s. A donation was made over the summer as thanks to residents,... Read more
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13th October 2014
We’re urging young people in our client boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark and Redbridge to apply for film funding. London Calling and London Calling Plus are short film funding schemes aimed at giving more opportunities to London’s new and emerging talent. And they’re now open for applications. Click here for more information. Apply by 12 midday on Friday 22 October... Read more
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6th October 2014
James Norton plays a jazz loving vicar all red-blooded women would invite in for tea: starting tonight, in ITV’s Grantchester at 9pm. FilmFixer was involved in much of the London filming – part of Lower Marsh Road in Lambeth was converted into Soho in 1953, where the clergyman Sidney Chambers visits a favourite jazz club. As part of this shoot... Read more
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25th September 2014
When the drama calls for sweeping views of the London skyline, where will you head? Our little-known hilltops offer views spanning Wembley stadium, Windsor Castle and Canary Wharf. Come and scale the dizzy heights with us. Dartmouth Park The BT Tower, London Eye, St Pauls and the Shard – across to Canary Wharf and all the landmarks in-between –... Read more
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11th September 2014
Pride, opening tomorrow, is among other things, a celebration of community. And its makers have left Kingsgate Community Centre in Kilburn with much to celebrate, after filming there this year. The Camden community centre became a base for the crew while shooting Gay Is The Word bookshop scenes – which involved dressing Kingsgate Road. To say thank you, the... Read more
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9th September 2014
Push it crews – feel the burn. Rippling muscles; tense rivalry; fanatical training – where are you going to shoot them? Work up a sweat over our impressive sports locations. Burgess Park BMX Track - On your bike! The wavy lines and striking backdrop make this a great location for photo shoots and music videos. Only a handful of... Read more
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26th August 2014
We have the waterfronts to lift any scene, be it a chase sequence, “that” kiss, or a chatty promenade. Potters Fields Park Film here for those iconic London shots: Tower Bridge, The Tower of London, Gherkin and the Walkie Talkie. Filming in this private park in the borough of Southwark is managed by FilmFixer. The park is named after... Read more
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Welcome to our update, including a new regular feature in which we meet inspirational people from the industry. This quarter, we highlight the work of Jonah Coombes. Jonah's consistent approach to positive community engagement has long attracted our admiration. He discusses his efforts on shoots including Breaking and Entering, Rush, Paddington and upcoming Lady and the Van. Meet Jonah... Read more
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The British Film Commission has been working with the government and industry to address issues around planning for the temporary use of buildings and exterior space for filming. The British Film Commission said that it is very grateful to government, having recognised the economic and cultural benefits of film and television production, both on a national and local level,... Read more
Southwark news
29th July 2014
On August 4th 1914 Britain declared war on Germany. With the anniversary coming up on Monday, as First World War Centenary commemorations continue, we’re dedicating this edition to some significant locations. Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park The Imperial War Museum was founded just after the First World War, in 1920, although it moved into Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park later, in... Read more
Southwark news
2nd July 2014
Islington, Lambeth, Camden and Southwark all play roles in BBC2’s new drama starting tomorrow night, The Honourable Woman. Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal as Nessa Stein, the eight-part thriller follows a British businesswoman through her dealings, amid the conflict, in the Middle East. Although her father was an arms manufacturer, Stein is an idealist who has moved his company into telecommunications... Read more
Southwark news
27th June 2014
Tennis racquets meet the London Philharmonic’s sublime “racket” in a new Wimbledon ad for sports network ESPN. Kate Winslet narrates, as highlights from last year’s Wimbledon tournament are set against clips of the orchestra playing. FilmFixer played a small role, consulting residents and managing parking, to aid the shoot in client borough Southwark’s stunning, Georgian, Trinity Church Square. Here,... Read more
Southwark news
21st May 2014
Pride will be the closing night film in the directors’ fortnight section of the Cannes festival, on now (14-25 May). Even ahead of the screening, we at FilmFixer applaud the filmmakers for the way they worked with residents on location, both in Kilburn and, in particular, on Southwark’s Aylesbury Estate in Walworth. Starring Bill Nighy, Dominic West, Paddy Considine... Read more
Southwark news
6th May 2014
The new season of Youngers made by Big Talk Productions starts on E4 tomorrow night – to a cheer from FilmFixer who welcomed the team to Peckham, Southwark during filming. In a partnership between FilmFixer client Southwark Council and Channel 4, five local young people aged 18 to 25 completed an 11-week paid placement programme between November last year... Read more
Southwark news
18th April 2014
News has been circulating about a far-reaching OpenSSL vulnerability called Heartbleed which makes it possible for third-parties to access data – even though the data was believed to be secure and encrypted as it passed between a web browser and a server. The security of all FilmApp’s client data is critically important to us. We would like to reassure... Read more
Southwark news
30th January 2014
The Daily Mail got itself all turned around in Southwark this week – confusing the location of Pierce Brosnan’s new film shoot. In an article headed From South London with Love! Pierce Brosnan films action movie Survivor in an abandoned council estate, the UK tabloid suggested Brosnan was filming on the Heygate Estate (in the Walworth area of Southwark). But of... Read more
Southwark news
16th December 2013
We’ve had a bumper 2013 in which film days doubled to over 6,500 and our team of fixers tripled to meet the new demands. With Islington, Lambeth, Kingston and Croydon joining FilmFixer this year, we have grown into the one-stop service for sourcing London locations and making sure filming across our boroughs is safe and well controlled. In addition... Read more
Southwark news
6th July 2013
paper writing service In May, FilmFixer, the independent film office business, was awarded the contract to run the film offices of London boroughs Islington and Lambeth as well as retaining its role as Camden’s film office.  This makes FilmFixer the largest film office in the UK, responsible for over 6,500 film days per annum.  In addition, in March the... Read more
Southwark news
6th May 2013
Karen Everett – joint founder FilmFixer Karen Everett has worked in the Film and TV industry for over ten years.  After a varied career as a freelancer, Karen began working with Little Wing Films as Head of Production, overseeing 14 feature films in total. Projects included Pure, Two Men Went to War, American Cousins and 9 Dead Gay Guys.... Read more

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