What's On and Filming in London: June 2024

Latest 5 Jun 2024

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Want to know what's filming in the capital? It's a great month for iconic British franchises as new Downton Abbey and Bridget Jones films are now filming in London! Find out more about the latest in both film franchises as production kicks off in London on these exciting new instalments. A star-studded cast of Cate Blanchett, Pierce Brosnan and Regé-Jean Page are also filming in London this month on a new thriller from Steven Soderbergh. Read all about it below...

Downton Abbey: A New Era (2022), Courtesy of Focus Features

Downton Abbey: A New Era (2022), Courtesy of Focus Features

Filming in London

An iconic British franchise will be returning as a new Downton Abbey film has started filming in London! Production is currently taking place on a third film in the series that all began with the globally-adored TV series. The dynastic period drama will pick up where 2022's Downton Abbey: A New Era left off in the late 1920s. Previous Downton Abbey film locations in London include the famous Grantham House on St James Square, with filming also taking place in many more aristocratic pockets of the capital.

Production on a fourth Bridget Jones film is underway in London! Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy has been filming in the capital and we can't wait for another film in the much-loved series. Played by the brilliant Renée Zellweger, we'll meet Bridget again in her fifties, widowed and with two kids but guess who else is back...Yes, its Hugh Grant's loveably sleazy Daniel Cleaver, one of Bridget's infamous old flames. Also joining the cast for the new film are Chiwetel Ejiofor (Love Actually, 12 Years a Slave) and Leo Woodall (One Day, 2024). Expect complicated love triangles, dating app faux-pas' and more nostalgic laughs with this one.

A star-studded spy thriller is filming in London this month from director Steven Soderbergh. Black Bag stars Cate Blanchett, Naomie Harris, Michael Fassbender, Regé-Jean Page and, dusting off his spy boots, former James Bond, Pierce Brosnan. In true espionage fashion, the plot has so far been kept tightly under wraps, but with the director of the Ocean's trilogy, as well as screenwriter David Koepp (Jurassic Park, The Mummy, Mission:Impossible) at the helm, we're sure to be in safe hands with this exciting new film!

Another new production to add to our list this month is The Awakening, a new conspiracy thriller from Matt Routledge. Peter Stormare, Alice Eve, Steven Berkoff and Matt Hookings are set to lead the cast of the new film that also features "The Mountain" Eddie Hall. Filming has kicked off at Pinewood Studios, igniting an exciting script that'll be sure to keep us hooked when the film releases.

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

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

Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning: Part Two - Tom Cruise returns for eighth film in the franchise as Ethan Hunt seeks to destroy the apocalyptically dangerous AI software known as 'The Entity'.

Christmas Karma - A contemporary Bollywood-style adaptation of a Christmas Carol from Gurinder Chandha. The new British-Indian-led film follows an immigrant who arrives to the capital and struggles with the cost of living crisis.

Steve Toussaint and Eve Best in House of the Dragon season 2, courtesy of HBO / WarnerBros. Discovery

Steve Toussaint and Eve Best in House of the Dragon season 2, courtesy of HBO / WarnerBros. Discovery

On-Screen

With filming having taken place at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden and throughout the UK, we're excited for the release of House of The Dragon season 2 this June! Airing on Sky Atlantic from 17 June, we return to King's Landing for another epic season in a fiery world 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones. As a Targaryen civil war ensues, we're eager to see how ongoing battles and romances alike play out. Emma D'Arcy will return as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen alongside Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen and Olivia Cooke as Queen Alicent Hightower.

Supacell, Netflix

Supacell, Netflix

Also coming to our screens this month is the much-anticipated Supacell from Rapman (Blue Story, 2019) - a South London superhero story - need we say much more to get you excited? Six episodes of the original show are coming to Netflix this month and star Tosin Cole, Adelayo Adedayo, Yasmin Monet Prince, Film London Lodestar Calvin Demba and Eddie Marsan. The sci-fi story follows Michael, (Tosin Cole) who finds himself confronted with a greater destiny than his stable and standard London-life had planned ahead for him. After discovering time-travelling abilities, Michael is pushed face-to-face with the forces of time and fate, as he learns of the impending death of his partner Dionne (Adelayo Adedayo). Spot real London film locations throughout the series, as filming took place throughout Piccadilly, Peckham, Burgess Park and Deptford. Which other locations can you spot in the show's teaser trailer here?

We can't wait for another new South London story to hit our screens this month. The release of Queenie on Channel 4 is finally here and we're thrilled to see the adaptation of Candice Carty-Williams's critically acclaimed novel on screens. Carty-Williams was also show-runner and executive producer on the show that filmed throughout South London in locations such as Brixton's Electric Avenue. During the show's eight episodes, we go on a journey of self-discovery with Queenie Jenkins, a Jamaican-British women in her mid-twenties, played by Dionne Brown. Queenie grapples with work stresses, her dating life and attempts to define the values of a young Black woman in a show we can already feel as an instant hit. Catch all episodes of the new comedy-drama from June 4 on Channel 4!