June: London on Screen and Filming
Date posted: 18.06.2019
The famous suited and booted, alien fighting agents are back in Men in Black: International starring Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson. The fourth instalment sees the agents tackle the threat of a mole from within the organisation, with London taking centre stage as a location. Make sure to spot the recognisable sites of City of London, St Paul’s Cathedral and Ludgate Hill.
Hitting our cinema screens at the end of the month is Peter Strickland’s In Fabric, a ghost story about a cursed dress and the consequences for those who own it. Strickland attended last year’s Production Finance Market (applications for 2019 submissions are now open) to discuss the logistics of filming in locations such as an old department store in Croydon, and the areas of Bromley and Merton.
On TV, the highly anticipated second series of Killing Eve has returned, with Eve and Villanelle continuing their highly obsessive game of cat and mouse. The series was shot all over the capital in locations ranging from Vauxhall and Blackfriars Bridge, Tate Modern and Charing Cross Station to numerous boroughs including Bromley, Haringey, Hackney and Southwark.
For Netflix, Charlie Brooker’s fifth season of Black Mirror stars a host of famous names including Anthony Mackie, Andrew Scott and Miley Cyrus. Exploring our relationship with technology and how innovation can cause destruction, filming took place in the areas of Camden and Islington as well as Trellick Tower and the Blue Fin Building.
A Christmas Carol starts production this month, the first in a series of Dickens adaptations for the BBC from Steven Knight. The three part story will star Guy Pearce, Andy Serkis, Tom Hardy and Stephen Graham.
Roald Dahl’s 1973 children’s book classic 'The Witches' is once again coming to the big screen, with production starting at Leavesden Studios. Starring Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci and Anne Hathaway as the Grand High Witch, the film will tell the tale of a young boy who discovers a secret coven of child-hating witches.