July 2021: London On Screen and Filming

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Your one stop shop for what is currently filming in the capital, what London-shot titles you can see in the cinema, and what to catch-up on at home! From superhero blockbusters such as Ant Man and The Wasp and The Flash on location, to BBC Two's lockdown drama Together on the smaller screen, we've rounded up all that July has to offer as well as some extra Film London highlights.

Currently filming

13 years after the last feature, everyone's favourite archeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is returning for a fifth instalment! The plot is currently unknown, but filming is taking place on the streets of Hackney and at Pinewood Studios, with Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Mads Mikkelsen joining Hollywood heavyweight Harrison Ford.

Blink and you'll miss him, DC comic book fast man The Flash is filming scenes in the City of London. Starring Ezra Miller, Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck, the film will focus on the story of forensic scientist Barry Allen who after being struck by lightening poses the power of super speed, becoming superhero The Flash.

From the really fast to the really small, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is also currently filming in the capital, revealed by film front man Paul Rudd. The film will follow the on-going adventures of Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne, otherwise known as Ant Man and The Wasp, as they delve (or shrink) into the disorientating dimension of the Quantumn Realm...

Amazon Prime's upcoming drama The Devil's Hour has been spotted filming in London's studios. The series will follow young woman Lucy, who is woken up every night by terrifying visions at exactly 3:33am – the devil’s hour.

Other notable productions currently filming on location and/or studio include:

Gangs of London Series 2 - Organised crime gangs fight for control of London’s underworld.

The Midwich Cuckoos - Based on the novel by John Wyndham and set in the fictional village of Midwich, women mysteriously give birth to alien children...

The Split Series 3 - The Defoes, a family of female divorce lawyers working in London’s high-end divorce industry.

Andor - Star Wars TV drama and prequel to the film Rogue One following character Cassian Andor and the forming of the Rebellion.

House of the Dragon - Prequel drama series to Game of Thrones.

The Nevers Part 2 - Sci-fi fantasy drama following a group of Victorian women with unusual abilities known as the 'Touched', on a mission that could change the world.

Pinocchio - Live-action version of the classic fairy tale about a puppet who wants to become a real boy.

The Little Mermaid - Live-action remake of the animated Disney classic following young mermaid Ariel, who falls in love with human Prince Eric.

On the silver and small screens

Still of Together. Two people stand in a doorframe with one looking directly at the camera

Together, courtesy of BBC

Buckle up as Fast and Furious 9 is still in cinemas! Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto and the gang are back, with Toretto rallying his crew to take on the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver ever encountered - his younger brother Jakob, who is working for old-time enemy Cipher. The area of Mayfair and Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden hosted a variety of high octane chases and stunts during filming.

On BBC iPlayer, catch up on BBC Two's lockdown television film Together, starring James McAvoy and Catastrophe's Sharon Horgan. Filmed in one house in Kensal rise over 10 days, the film depicts the highs and lows of a couple re-evaluating themselves and their relationship through the COVID lockdown.

On All4, watch South London set Shagbands, following a gang of South London schoolgirls and a scorching summer full of self discovery. The film was produced by Film London alumnus Loran Dunn, who produced short Marina and Adrienne via the Film London Shakespeare's Sister Fund back in 2016.

Shagbands, courtesy of Delaval Film

If the Euros isn't giving you enough football, then you're in luck as season two of Ted Lasso will be available to watch on Apple TV this month. Filming scenes at Crystal Palace Football Club, West London Film Studios, Hayes, Richmond and Selhurst, Jason Sudeikis returns as American football coach Ted Lasso who continues to manage struggling Premier League football team AFC Richmond.

This month at Film London

Alongside helping to facilitate productions on where, what and how to film in the capital, take a look back at some of our June activity including the shortlist announcement for the Film London Jarman Award 2021, our 2021 Film London Lodestars and a newly launched Animation Strategy.

As we head into July, keep an eye out for our Exhibitors' Breakfast focusing on fundraising, Film London at the Cannes Marche du Film and London's Screen Archives online training days.