What's Filming and On-Screen in London: April 2024

Latest 10 Apr 2024

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We're back with our monthly look at all things filming in London. With an exciting array of productions ongoing in the capital, we're highlighting some upcoming films and TV shows we can't wait to see! Read all about a new Mission: Impossible filming in London this past month as well as new series of Gangs of London, Slow Horses and more! We've also listed all the new film releases that filmed in London. Read on to find out about the London film locations behind Back to Black, Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire and more...

Filming in London

A brand new season of ITV cold-case drama Unforgotten is filming in the capital this month. The powerhouse detective duo of Jessica James and Sunil 'Sunny' Khan, expertly portrayed by Sinéad Keenan and Sanjeev Bhaskar, return once more to solve a new spine-tingling crime. For the sixth season of the show, creator Chris Lang is cooking up a new thrilling story that he revealed has been 8 years in the making! Catch-up with previous seasons of Unforgotten on ITVX.

Up next, we're excited that Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning: Part Two, the eighth film in the franchise, has been filming in London! Tom Cruise, who is no stranger to filming high-octane action sequences throughout the capital, has been filming throughout central London recently to continue Ethan Hunt's journey with the IMF, alongside latest recruit Grace, played by Hayley Atwell. Hunt looks to complete his story and destroy the apocalyptically dangerous AI software known as 'The Entity'. We can't wait to see where this story goes!

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

The Diplomat season 2 - Hit political thriller for Netflix starring Kerri Russell as U.S Ambassador to UK, Kate Wyler.

Surface season 2 - Gugu Mbatha-Raw stars in second season of this psychological thriller for Apple TV.

Too Much - Netflix 10-part series following Jessica (Megan Stalter) as she moves from New York to London in search of reprieve and a restart after an intense break-up.

Gangs of London season 3 - Hit Sky Studios show returns following an unexpected second season twist that crowned a new king of London's criminal underworld.

The Franchise - New satirical series about superhero film franchises from Sam Mendes and Armando Iannucci.

Strike: The Ink Black Heart - Adapted from the novels written by J.K. Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Follows private detective Cormoran Strike, a former soldier turned PI.

Slow Horses season 5 - Hit espionage series following a motley-crew of MI5 spy-rejects. Led by the indomitable Gary Oldman.

Curfew - New Paramount+ six-part series set in a fictionalised world where all men live under 'The Women's Safety Act', banning them from leaving their homes after dark.

Michael Ward and Bill Nighy in The Beautiful Game, Netflix (2024)

Michael Ward and Bill Nighy in The Beautiful Game, Netflix (2024)

London On-Screen

Back to Black is out in UK cinemas this Friday (12 April)! The new Amy Winehouse biopic features rising star Marisa Abela in the lead role, Jack O'Connell as Blake Fielder-Civil and Eddie Marsen (The Gentlemen, 2019) as the singer's father, Mitch Winehouse. Amy Winehouse's story has been etched into London's history since she rose to fame in the early 2000s and tragically passed away in 2011. The new film is heavily centred around Amy's hometown in Camden, filming scenes along the Regent's Canal and outside her real former home on Camden Square. Filming also took place in Soho, Golders Green and Chiswick. Prepare yourselves for an emotional watch with this one as we get taken back to the highs and lows of Amy's tragically short yet remarkable career.

Based on the inspiring real-life event, The Beautiful Game is a new Netflix film about the Homeless World Cup. Starring Michael Ward and Bill Nighy, this is the heart-warming tale of a team of homeless footballers who make it to Rome for a life-changing tournament. Before reaching the eternal city in Italy, coach Mal (Nighy) rounds up some lost footballing talents in London to qualify for the tournament. You'll be able to spot some London film locations in this one, including parks in East London. The film is now out on Netflix!

Another London-filmed feature film is in cinemas this month and it's a big one...Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire filmed in studios on the outskirts of the capital as well as central London's Russell Square and St. James' Park. With the return of the iconic 1984 cast featuring Bill Murray and Dan Akroyd, Ghostbusters past and present join forces to fight a chilling new evil that has been unleashed in New York City. Don't miss this classic franchise in cinemas this month!

Finally, a new dramatic retelling of Prince Andrew's infamous TV interview in 2019 regarding his connections to sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, is out on Netflix. Scoop stars Gillian Anderson as journalist Emily Maitlis, Billie Piper as Sam MacAlister, the BBC Producer who secured the fated interview, and Rufus Sewell as the under-pressure Prince. The new film shot scenes in the capital in areas such as Green Park and Hayes. Head to Netflix now to watch this juicy behind the scenes story of one of modern history's most shocking TV moments.