What's On Screen and Filming in London? - January 2024

Latest 10 Jan 2024

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Want to know what's filming in London? This January, a new Christmas film starring Sex Education star Connor Swindells has started filming in the capital, amongst an array of other new film and TV shows. Other productions featuring stars such as Rami Malek, Kerri Russell, Ryan Reynolds, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and more are also filming in London. This January, there's also a long list of new films and TV shows featuring London on screen. Read on to find out about the London film locations of exciting new releases such as All of Us Strangers, The Kitchen, Criminal Record and more!
Motorcycle chase scene from The Kitchen, Dir. Kibwe Tavares and Daniel Kaluuya, Netflix 2024

The Kitchen, Dir. Kibwe Tavares and Daniel Kaluuya, Netflix 2024

Missing the festive season? Well, you can start looking forward to the next hit Christmas film already, as the intriguing Jingle Bell Heist has just started production in London. Involving elements of romance, comedy and of course, a heist on a famous department store, the new film stars Olivia Holt, Connor Swindells, Lucy Punch and Peter Serafinowicz. The feature film comes from director Michael Fimognari and bestselling author and screenwriter Abby McDonald. Swindells and Holt play two amateur thieves who cross paths on Christmas Eve as they each attempt to rob an iconic London department store in a classic "will they, won't they fall in love" (or get caught), rom-com.

Also filming in London this month is spy thriller Amateur. The production has resumed in the capital and stars Oscar winner Rami Malek as a CIA cryptographer who heads into the field to track down the terrorists who killed his wife. The film also features Rachel Brosnahan and Laurence Fishburne, creating an exciting ensemble for the upcoming film.

Other major productions have resumed filming in London into the new year, so check them out below.

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

Suspect: The Shooting Of Jean Charles De Menezes - Disney+ series based on the tragic true story of the shooting of an innocent Brazilian man, wrongly identified as a perpetrator of the 2005 terrorist attacks in London.

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.

Above the Below - Idris Elba co-directs a new survival thriller which spans space and the bottom of the ocean.

Black Doves - Keira Knightley and Ben Whishaw star in six-part espionage thriller for Netflix.

Deadpool 3 - RyanReynolds' foolish, foul-mouthed and reluctant superhero returns, alongside another icon of the big screen: Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 - Iconic SEGA franchise with actor-comedian Ben Schwartz voicing the titular character with director Jeff Fowler.

Silo season 2 - Apple TV+ dystopian sci-fi drama starring Rebecca Ferguson and Rashida Jones.

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.

Heavyweight - New film starring Nicholas Pinnock (Top Boy) & Jordan Bolgereavy about heavyweight boxer Derek who faces a mental breakdwon, ninety minutes before the most important fight of his career.

Andor season 2 - Thrilling space espionage show, starring Diego Luna as the titular lead accompanied by an impressive array of supporting talent, returns for a second season and has started filming in Pinewood.

Academy Award winner Peter Capaldi and Cush Jumbo in “Criminal Record'' on Apple TV+.

Academy Award winner Peter Capaldi and Cush Jumbo in “Criminal Record'' on Apple TV+.

London On Screen

Good Grief starring Schitt's Creek writer and star Dan Levy is now out on Netflix! The new film weaves in themes of friendship, loss and self-discovery, as Levy's Marc Dreyfus deals with the death of his husband in this heartfelt and hard-hitting rom-com. Also starring Himesh Patel, Ruth Negga and Luke Evans, the film shot on location in London and Paris. Watch Levy's directorial debut on Netflix now and catch a romantic glimpse of London on screen!

The highly-anticipated release of The Kitchen is nearly here! Directed by Kibwe Tavares and Daniel Kaluuya, the new film will release on Netflix on January 19. Kaluuya, an Oscar winner and London-born superstar, steps behind the camera for the first time in his career, co-writing and co-directing the film. The Kitchen stars Kane Robinson (Kano) and Jedaiah Bannerman who'll lead us into the dystopian world of London in 2040. In this nightmarish imagining of London, all social housing has been eradicated, leaving behind The Kitchen, a stalwart community of brave Londoners who refuse to abandon their home. Sequences were filmed in London at the Barbican, the London Electricity Board Building on Cambridge Heath Road, and more. Get hyped for The Kitchen by watching the trailer here.

Mr Bates vs The Post Office is a new true-crime drama retelling the story of hundreds of postal workers wrongly accused of fraud in a case which was only resolved in 2019 after a 10-year legal battle. Toby Jones (Empire of Light / Tinker Tailor Solider Spy) stars in the show as Alan Bates, a former postmaster who got caught up in the fraud case, but refused to back down. The four-part series promises a thrilling watch as Bates campaigns for justice in the courtroom during one of Britain's most historic legal scandals. Having filmed partly in London, you can catch the series on ITV this January.

Having filmed extensively throughout London, Criminal Record is now out on AppleTV+! The new detective series stars Peter Capaldi and Cush Jumbo as two opposing agents who are thrown together on an old murder case. When a mysterious phone call blows the case open, young sergeant June Lenker, played by Jumbo threatens to expose the carefully crafted career and legacy of senior detective Daniel Hagerty (Capaldi). Expertly acted by the pair, Criminal Record is a must-watch for fans of the crime-thriller genre. The first two of eight episodes are now available on AppleTV+.

Andrew Scott looking over London Skyline in All of Us Strangers, Dir. Andrew Haigh, Searchlight Pictures

All of Us Strangers, Dir. Andrew Haigh, Searchlight Pictures

Up next, Jason Statham is back with action-thriller The Beekeeper, a new film from Suicide Squad director David Ayer. As well as filming throughout UK regions such as Kent, the new film shot scenes on location in the capital. Statham, a legend of the action genre, plays a man out for answers and revenge, as he embarks on a high stakes quest involving a mysterious organisation known as ''The Beekeepers''. Watch the captivating trailer here. The Beekeeper is coming to Sky Cinema this January.

A second season of Jed Mercurio's Trigger Point is coming to ITV this January! The acclaimed series follows London's Metropolitan Police bomb disposal squad, headed up by the ex-military ace Lana Washington, played by Vicky McClure. The first season of the high-octane show filmed throughout the capital in areas such as South Kilburn, the City of London, Bethnal Green Road, areas of Deptford, Hackney, Canary Wharf, to name a few. There's of course, much more of London to be seen on screen in the second season, so look out for the thrilling show this month on ITV1 and ITVX.

Finally, Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott star in the critically acclaimed and much anticipated All of Us Strangers. Andrew Haigh's new film intertwines themes of love and male loneliness within a powerful metaphysical exploration of grief and trauma. Haigh's direction pulls it all together in this unforgettable and impressive cinematic feat that'll leave you questioning everything. The film is set in contemporary London and filmed in areas such as South Croydon, Vauxhall and even features a stunning mind-bending sequence on the London Underground. All of Us Strangers is in cinemas from January 26.