Wonder Woman, The Mummy and a bare-knuckle fighter: London on screen
Date posted: 05.06.2017
This month we are whirling our golden lassos in the air with joy, with some incredible London-shot blockbusters and indies launching on the silver screen.
The month has kicked off with one of the most anticipated films of the year, Wonder Woman, smashing onto screens around the UK and the world. It filmed in London locations including Lincolns Inn, Bloomsbury, Trafalgar Square, Australia House and King’s Cross Station, as well as Warner Bros Studios, Leavesden.
If that weren’t big enough, The Mummy sweeps into cinemas on Friday 9. An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt deep beneath the Egyptian desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension. Crikey. It filmed in London locations including Old Central St Martins in Bloomsbury, The Warrington pub in Maida Vale and over Waterloo Bridge.
The blockbusters continue apace with Transformers: The Last Knight out on the 22nd. Michael Bay and Mark Wahlberg both return for the fifth film in the franchise, which filmed in locations all around the UK, including a scene near Bank in London.
In London-shot indies, out on the 9th My Name is Lenny, a biopic of one of Britain's most notorious bare-knuckle fighters. The production shot in Hoxton and Islington and was produced by Salon Pictures.
At a slightly more sedate pace, Hampstead, starring Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson, is out on the 23rd. The film shot in North London, and follows an unlikely romance that develops between an American widow and a squatter living on Hampstead Heath.
Also out this month are independent comedies Dough on the 2nd, and Chubby Funny, which went through our Build Your Audience scheme, on the 30th.