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Austere facades and elegant rooms have made Somerset House a perfect backdrop for such period dramas as Sherlock Holmes, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, Dancing on the Edge and Downton Abbey.
The famous cobbled courtyard and dancing fountain have featured in films such as Last Chance Harvey, Bride and Prejudice and most recently action thriller London Has Fallen. It also doubled for a Swiss Bank in superhero feature X-Men: First Class.
Somerset House is centrally located and can also offer a multitude of little-known filming locations. From grand staircases and long corridors, to London skyline views from the roof and the Victorian alleyways of the Lightwells and Deadhouse.More information on filming at Somerset House
Last week, Film London attended FOCUS 2019, The Meeting Place for International Production, to exhibit, host and participate in a variety of panels across film, TV and games under this year’s over-arching theme “Forces of Change – What’s next?”
Throughout December, London welcomes the final instalment in a sci-fi saga, a feline filled musical and a vampire… Read all about the productions filming in the capital as well as what will be on our screens this month.