Exciting film and TV projects are in production in London this month, with Schitt's Creek star Dan Levy's directorial debut and Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Season 2 now filming! There's also plenty of London on screen this November with new shows from BBC and Netflix to enjoy, including Enola Holmes 2 andThe Crown Season 5. London local Bill Nighy also features on the silver screen this November, as Living, a new film set in 1950s London hits cinemas. Read more...
After the huge success of the first season, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power returns with season 2 now filming just outside London! Fans of the original trilogy have lots more to look forward to as new episodes are set to further explore the origins of the Dark Lord, Sauron. With production based just outside London at the historic Bray Film Studios, the immensely popular Prime Video series will also film at Bovingdon Airfield Studios and throughout the UK.
There's exciting news for Schitt's Creek fans as multi-award winning writer-actor Dan Levy has started filming his directorial debut in London! Good Grief, a Netflix production, has been described as an unconventional rom-com. Levy further detailed his new film as a ''cautionary tale about friendship and loss'', leading us to believe that we'll be shedding all sorts of tears after its release. Himesh Patel, Ruth Negga and Luke Evans have all been cast in the film so far. We can't wait to see what the film has in store!
The Chelsea Detective season 2 has also started filming in London this month for Acorn TV. The show follows UK Television favourite Adrian Scarborough - who stars as DI Max Arnold - investigating murders throughout one of London's most picturesque boroughs. Season 1 of the show filmed by the Chelsea Embankment and throughout South-West London in Wandsworth and Clapham. Check out Film London's Premiere Locations and try to spot which of Chelsea's iconic locations make it onto the show.
As ever, there's thrilling new TV on the BBC this month with the premiere of World War 2 drama, SAS: Rogue Heroes. Based on the gripping true story, the new series comes from the creators of Peaky Blinders and stars Dominic West and Jack O'Connell. The show shot on location in the City of Westminster and Morocco. All episodes are now available to watch on BBC iPlayer.
You can also catch London on screen in the Netflix Original, The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself. Rising star Jay Lycurgo struggles to find his place in the world as his powers start to take over. If you like your fix of fantasy TV, then this show definitely has enough romance, witchcraft and gore to keep you entertained.
Bill Nighy returns to cinema screens across the capital this month with Living, a remake of Akira Kurosawa's timeless classic Ikiru (1952), adapted to 1950s London by Nobel Prize winning author Kazuo Ishiguro. Nighy delivers a quietly powerful performance alongside Sex Education star Aimee Lou Wood, as he breaks free from his endlessly bureaucratic council job. The film beautifully recreates 1950s London by shooting on location at Film London Premiere Location County Hall (now the London Marriott Hotel), as well as on the Southbank Centre. If that isn't enough to convince you to catch this on the silver screen, the film features stunning archive footage from the city, reminiscent of Film London's London Screen Archives collection which you can find here.
Finally, it's a busy month for Netflix with Enola Holmes 2 and The Crown Season 5 both premiering. The Crown is back with an all-new cast featuring Imelda Staunton, Elizabeth Debicki and Dominic West. London locations included Old Royal Navy College and Eltham House in Greenwich and more. Read more about filming in London on Season 6 of the show.
Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill return for the Enola Holmes sequel, out on Netflix this week (November 4). The film shot on location in London, turning back time to the Victorian era, just as the first film did, at Old Royal Navy College in Greenwich and Fournier Street in Spitalfields.
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