Check out what's currently filming in London! Jason Statham is back filming on location in the capital, alongside a new DC Comics series. This month, there's also plenty of London on TV and in the cinemas, including new and exciting London-set films featured on the BFI London Film Festival line-up. Find out more below:
Jason Statham stars in The Beekeeper, a new film franchise from Suicide Squad director David Ayer. Filming began at the end of September with further production planned in London this month. Statham, a legend of the action genre, plays a man out for revenge, as he embarks on a high stakes quest involving a powerful and mysterious organisation known as ''The Beekeepers''. The film is also reportedly steeped in classical beekeeping mythology.
Also filming in London this month is HBO Max's Dead Boy Detectives; the story of two dead British teenagers who stick around after their deaths to investigate supernatural crimes. The show is based on the DC comic from renowned graphic novelist Neil Gaiman, who also authored The Sandman comics, adapted by Netflix into a hit series in 2022. Read about The Making of The Sandman at Lincoln's Inn to see how Gaiman's mystical characters seamlessly blend into this majestic London filming location.
The Peripheral, starring Chloë Grace Moretz, is a new Amazon Prime series premiering on the streaming platform this month. Filming for the new dystopian thriller took place on Westminster Bridge, Regent Street and around The Barbican Centre, a Film London Locations Partner. Don't miss the chance to jump into an alternate reality with this depiction of London 70 years into the future, as Season 1 premieres on October 21st!
If you're looking for some heart-warming content to reel in the autumn months, then BBC iPlayer have you covered. Both Paddington films are available to stream on the app until October 18th. Paddington is a true Londoner; having filmed across the capital in locations such as Portobello Road in Notting Hill, St. Paul's Cathedral, Primrose Hill, Film London Premiere Location, the Natural History Museum and more!
This month, we're also highlighting some films from the 66th BFI London Film Festival, that filmed in London. Sally Hosseini's The Swimmerstells the incredible story of Syrian sisters Yusra and Sarah Mardini who fled from their war-torn home country in 2015 and astonishingly competed at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games a year later.
Oscar-winner Florian Zeller directs The Son starring Hugh Jackman and Vanessa Kirby, which also filmed in the capital. Anthony Hopkins returns to work with Zeller on the film after the success of 2020's The Father which filmed at West London Film Studios and in London's Maida Vale. Tickets are still available for The Sonat this year's London Film Festival.
For the next London-set film on the LFF line-up, we're going back to the late 90s for Gary Oldman's directorial debut Nil by Mouth. Recently remastered for its 25th anniversary, Oldman's authentically powerful piece of filmmaking was filmed throughout London. Get your tickets now for this classic London-set film, which follows its characters from locations such as the Bonamy Estate in Deptford and the streets of Lewisham, to the lights of Piccadilly Circus.
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