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9th November 2017
Two of literature’s favourite feminist sisters make their small screen debut on Sunday in Howards End – adapted from the EM Forster novel into a four-part series for the BBC. The Edwardian, middle-class Schlegel sisters, Margaret and Helen, sit at the heart of the novel, between the upper class Wilcoxes and the struggling Basts, in a story that tries... Read more
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6th November 2017
When it comes to Paddington’s movies, the little bear has found a very happy home in Primrose Hill. That’s largely thanks to the hard work and consideration of supervising location manager Jonah Coombes. In Paddington 2, opening on November 10th, Hugh Bonneville, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, and Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington, are joined by... Read more
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14th September 2017
With the release of American Assassin starring Michael Keaton and Dylan O’Brien, it’s time for London to celebrate its role in the big-budget production. Croydon, Kingston, Southwark and Islington all helped out with locations. FilmFixer manages the film office service for all these boroughs. Croydon played the biggest part, arranging for the whole of St George’s Walk, including every... Read more
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12th September 2017
The Williams brother screen writers, Harry and Jack, said they were skipping off to the pub on Monday night – avoiding questions about which of their competing thriller series to watch – Liar on ITV or Rellik on the BBC. Film officers, residents and council workers across London who’d played their own small roles in each drama had to... Read more
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6th September 2017
Two Ian McEwan novels have been adapted into films premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival – which starts tomorrow September 7th. On Chesil Beach, stars Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle, while Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci and Fionn Whitehead play the leads in The Children Act. FilmFixer client boroughs provided some locations for both. FilmFixer director Andrew Pavord explains,... Read more
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Nobody seemed very surprised at who, it transpired, dunnit, in this week's concluding episode of Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling on BBC One. But nobody really minded and we can't wait for Strike's next installment this Sunday with the new two-part mystery The Silkworm. What resonated was the characterisation as Tom Burke’s grumpy private sleuth Cormoran Strike slouched his way... Read more
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5th August 2017
With the second and final episode screening on Monday on BBC2, Man in an Orange Shirt tells the wrenching story of illegal love between Michael and Thomas and the sadness it causes. The consequences of so-called criminal behaviour broke many of those who were prosecuted. It also explores the anger of a wife duped into a marriage that could... Read more
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10th June 2017
Fearless, the new ITV series starting on Monday, draws on the tense relationship between Suffolk and London locations to express the lead character’s complicated psyche. In the show, London-based solicitor Emma has spent her early career in Suffolk. Now, she is convinced her client has been wrongly convicted for the murder of a Suffolk school girl. Helen McCrory stars... Read more
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31st May 2017
Wonder Woman not only sets out to save the world by bringing the First World War to an early end, she joins other Hollywood-style films in helping to protect London neighbourhoods. Among the scenes filmed in London, Gal Gadot, as Wonder Woman, and the cast, shot in Bloomsbury, making donations to local residents by way of thanks. Some of... Read more
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4th May 2017
Star-studded thriller Unlocked opens tomorrow night, putting London at the heart of an international terror plot. Londoners welcomed Noomi Rapace and Orlando Bloom as they capered about for the action-packed film in late 2014 and early 2015. Rapace, who takes a rare female lead in the genre, was also joined by Michael Douglas, John Malkovich and Toni Collette. Take... Read more
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21st April 2017
War romance Their Finest premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, and has now opened on general release in the UK, bringing humour and warmth to the days of London in the blitz. The film about filmmaking was itself a significant shoot, bringing hundreds of cast and crew into our streets in September 2015, including stars Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin,... Read more
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11th April 2017
London's Black Panther movement has long been overlooked, left in the shadow of the American movement, but Idris Elba stars in a six-part series starting on Thursday basing the struggle firmly in our capital. The Sky Atlantic show was written by John Ridley - also behind 12 Years a Slave - who brought casts of up to 450 into... Read more
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3rd April 2017
Arsenal’s record goal scorer Thierry Henry filmed the new Gatorade ad in Islington’s Barnard Park last year. And this summer, locals will enjoy the benefits of a donation from the shoot. In the ad, which you can see here, Barnard Park has been transformed into a sunny football pitch, where a boy is being subbed on. Before he goes... Read more
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15th March 2017
The Sense of an Ending asks us to re-think – among many things – the way we treat one another. And how did the London-based production treat its Indian director Ritesh Batra? He told The Washington Post, “It took me a while to understand British reserve. I was used to being in Bombay, or New York or Mexico City,... Read more
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26th February 2017
Catastophe is back for its third season on Tuesday night – and the filming that went on was anything but. This time around Islington was put to work for the comedy, with scenes filmed in Jessop Court and Graham Street, then along the path to the canal. You’ll see the characters walking and talking along Remington Street, Haversack Street... Read more
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22nd February 2017
Stan Lee’s Lucky Man returns for a second Sky 1 series on Friday, with James Nesbitt as Detective Inspector Clayton. Take a look at the trailer. Nesbitt has told reporters, “They say that you make your own luck and I’m pleased to say that in this case we did! I’m delighted that Lucky Man was so popular with viewers... Read more
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14th February 2017
The BBC One series adapts Len Deighton’s ’78 novel in which German forces patrol and repress London-life in the early 40s. The London locations were filmed in boroughs including Camden, Islington, Haringey, Lambeth and Croydon. Starting on BBC One on Sunday (February 19th), the mini-series is named after the SS branch controlling Great Britain. It follows London police Detective... Read more
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3rd February 2017
A 65-strong flashmob staged a friendly invasion of Camden Town Hall to celebrate February’s LGBT History Month – in a video featuring the mayors of Islington and Camden. Take a look. Islington Mayor Cllr Kat Fletcher and Camden Mayor Cllr Nadia Shah appear in the video, to celebrate, among other things, 50 years since homosexuality was partially decriminalised. It's... Read more
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22nd January 2017
Emily Watson and Ben Chaplin are steaming up our TV screens on Sunday nights in the BBC’s hot psychological thriller Apple Tree Yard – which starts tonight. Take a look at the trailer here. Watson plays a successful scientist and married mother of two, who starts up a risky affair with a stranger. The passion takes place in all... Read more
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13th January 2017
Michaela Coel brought the second series of Chewing Gum back to Islington’s Andover Estate last summer. And then made a point of creating opportunities in the business for local young people. The new series started on E4 last night - to more rave reviews for creator and lead actor Michaela Coel, who won a BAFTA for the first series... Read more
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9th January 2017
London’s most resident-friendly production for 2016 was, without question, ITV’s thriller series, Unforgotten 2, which started last Thursday (January 5) to rave reviews. Making donations to resident groups across London throughout the shoot, and using low-impact techniques to film, the nimble production shot on location across Camden, Islington, Southwark, Haringey and Lambeth over the summer. Take a look at... Read more
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29th December 2016
Tom Hardy and producer Ridley Scott have joined forces to keep us at home on Saturday nights and glued to BBC One for Taboo – a new series written by Hardy and his father Chips, that starts on January 7th. Here's the trailer. Tom Hollander, Jonathan Pryce, Oona Chaplin and Mark Gatiss are among the prestigious co-stars. The stunning... Read more
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Dubbed ITV’s new Downton Abbey, The Halcyon’s exteriors were shot in Lincoln’s Inn Fields. Combining the glamour of life in a five-star hotel with the horror of WWII, the neighbourhood found itself at the centre of some dramatic scenes, during filming between April and July this year. Despite the bombing and fires, residents embraced the shoot and invited the... Read more
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Marks & Spencer turned Christmas red into a cue for a suave Mrs Claus – taking a leaf out of Helen Mirren’s book in… RED. And it’s Islington that sees the best of her heroics (before she slips back to her sofa in the North Pole, and her book “Fifty Shades of Red”). Take a look here. Mrs Claus... Read more
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1st November 2016
Islington took Bob the cat and his sidekick James very much into their hearts, when the pair were down on their luck, and used to busk outside Angel tube station. The Islington Tribune published a story about them, seen by a literary agent, who helped arrange the book deal for A Street Cat Named Bob – which went on... Read more
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28th October 2016
The new series of Humans, starting on Sunday, has the synths heading their separate ways around the world, including, where else, but Haringey? Here’s the trailer. The drama begins in Berlin, where Niska (Emily Berrington) is blending in. But when she uploads the consciousness code, synths around the world, in Bolivia and the USA, become sentient. Anita, played by... Read more
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18th October 2016
Benedict Cumberbatch didn’t have to travel too far from home to shoot some of the most thrilling Doctor Strange sequences. CityPoint in Islington’s Ropemaker Street, just on the edge of the city, doubles as a New York building for some amazing video effects scenes. And in exchange, the Hollywood blockbuster made a donation to local charity The Word Festival.... Read more
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Increasingly, London's housing estates are a canvas for uplifting, even gorgeous imagery. At last the film industry is seeing our homes through the loving, creative and aspirational eyes of those who grow up there. Thamesmead in Bexley in particular has been brought to life in the new IKEA ad, the Lucozade ad, and Selfridges' Shakespeare celebration. FilmFixer manages the... Read more
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6th October 2016
Lord Sugar can terrify whom he likes; for us, The Apprentice is one great big caper across some of our favourite London haunts, filmed between April and June this year. FilmFixer’s support is recognised on the credits this year, on behalf of our client boroughs Camden, Islington, Lambeth, Southwark, Haringey, Kingston, Merton and Lewisham. Most impressive is of course,... Read more
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3rd October 2016
As Black Mirror fans count down the days before the new series begins on Netflix – we’d like to blow your minds about the episodes filmed in London. They aren’t the ones you might expect. San Junipero, the first episode, is set in a sunny Californian beach town in the late Eighties. But it was filmed largely in Islington’s... Read more
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15th September 2016
Three films on, and Bridget Jones is still living above the quirky Globe Tavern in Southwark’s Borough Market. FilmFixer manages the Film Office for Southwark, along with Camden and Islington. FilmFixer director Andrew Pavord has worked with Bridget Jones in Southwark right from the start. “It’s not a Bridget Jones film without Renee Zellweger tucked up in Southwark,” he... Read more
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Simon Callow gets started as The Rebel next week in a new sitcom on Gold. We can’t wait. He plays an old Mod who used to tear up Brighton, but now reclines in the deck chairs. In fact, a Bromley home in Lansdowne Avenue, Orpington provided key interiors. And the Bromley Tennis Club accommodated the unit base. In Clerkenwell,... Read more
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4th July 2016
Now You See Me 2’s uber complicated shenanigans opened this week. Don’t worry too much about the plot – what you need to know is London accommodated this massive shoot of A-list celebrities, with well over 100 cast and crew on location at times. Daniel Radcliffe and Michael Caine joined Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Dave... Read more
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14th June 2016
Where was that marathon fish filmed… in the Virgin trains ad? This one...? The big marathon starts in Islington’s Finsbury Square and heads into Haringey. The heroine is running along Eade Road as she sees the table of water bottles, and has one thrown at her, catching it with ease! And the marathon ends in Haringey’s Finsbury Park –... Read more
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12th June 2016
ABC channel Freeform’s thriller, Guilt, sees an American student, Molly, murdered while studying in London. Her roommate, Grace, becomes the prime suspect. You’ll recognise many locations in the trailer. In Southwark, donations to local resident groups were made while filming around Butlers Wharf, where characters jog along the waterfront, and chat outside Browns brasserie. Selfies are taken along the... Read more
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BBC One’s New Blood brings a youthful twist to the crime genre – saddling its fresh detectives with university loans, poor job security, and unable to buy a place to live in London. It starts tomorrow at 9pm. Adding to this honesty about London-life, Stefan and Rash are first generation – hailing from widely differing family backgrounds. The contrasts... Read more
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27th May 2016
Set to be this summer's big weepie, Me Before You shot a couple of key scenes with Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke in Islington. The film opens on June 2nd, take a look at the trailer here. Clarke filmed in West Library on Bridgeman Road, looking for books, and working on a computer. And some green screen scenes... Read more
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All eyes were on Camden’s Gloucester Crescent last year at the release of Lady in the Van, home of the true story by Alan Bennett. Now, Islington’s Thornhill Crescent doubles as Alan Bennett’s Gloucester Crescent in Love, Nina. Starring Dame Helena Bonham Carter, the series is also based on true stories. The five-part BBC One series starts tonight. Here’s... Read more
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7th May 2016
No less than 300 Arsenal fans – many of them Islington locals – played extras in the new thriller starring Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris and Damian Lewis, Our Kind of Traitor. Opening on May 13th, the John le Carré-penned thriller is about a Russian money launderer who wants to defect to the UK, after a good friend is murdered.... Read more
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23rd April 2016
New Sunday night BBC drama Undercover has millions of us gripped – and possibly a bit confused. But we don’t mind, as we get behind Sophie Okonedo’s thrilling character – a top-flight lawyer, unaware her husband of 20 years is an undercover policeman spying on her. Shot between July last year and January, locations across London, in Merton, Southwark,... Read more
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22nd April 2016
Even Paris wasn’t quite French enough for Bastille Day, starring Idris Elba – with London playing the role in some key scenes. Elba continues to thrill his fans in this film, as a CIA agent who teams up with Richard Madden from Game of Thrones. And an important charity in Islington benefitted – with a kind donation from the... Read more
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8th April 2016
Croydon teenager treated to work experience with Kevin Costner and Tommy Lee Jones during local Criminal filming At last, London’s role in a huge Kevin Costner thriller hits the big screen, as Criminal – set to be a blockbuster – opens next week on April 15th. The excitement at the time of filming included a helicopter landing on Fairfield... Read more
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1st April 2016
London’s ongoing creation of landmarks, its constant building, sits at the heart of a new thriller by the man who wrote iconic Scandi drama The Bridge. Hans Rosenfeldt’s new eight-part police thriller, starring Anna Friel, starts on Monday on ITV. Take a look at the trailer here. FilmFixer was delighted to support the project across six London borough film... Read more
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11th March 2016
With middle class angst a key feature of this new psychological thriller, Canonbury in Islington sets the scene perfectly for The Ones Below. Take a look at the trailer here. The Ones Below is set almost entirely in Islington. The suspense takes place in an Edwardian house on Willow Bridge Road, where the production filmed for nine weeks. In... Read more
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7th March 2016
Box office hit London Has Fallen sees Big Ben and Parliament exploding, along with other key landmarks, leaving only Gerard Butler to save the day. The world’s leaders have gathered for the Prime Minister’s state funeral – creating the perfect opportunity for terrorists to assassinate them all in one go. Take a look at the trailer here. Key sequences... Read more
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11th February 2016
The new Jane Austen slash zombie mashup turned to a gruesome London location for some of its key action sequences. Opening this weekend, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a gleeful undead parody of the period drama. Shot with a big cast and crew of 100, The House of Detention in Clerkenwell, Islington doubles as the tunnel and entrance... Read more
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3rd February 2016
Silent Witness turns London into a metropolitan Midsomer, with never ending bodies turning up after two decades. Already the twentieth series is scheduled for next year. This year’s series ended this week, attracting 6.3 million viewers to its final episode - a 26 percent audience share for BBC One. Also, proving the ongoing cast changes haven’t dampened audience enthusiasm for... Read more
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15th January 2016
Stan Lee’s latest super hero, Lucky Man, is a Londoner, whose adventures hit our small screens on Sky 1 next Friday, January 22nd, at 9pm, showing the capital at its most slick and mysterious. Southwark, Lambeth, Lewisham, Islington and Camden all set the action-packed stage for star James Nesbitt and his super-power of good luck. Take a look at... Read more
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8th January 2016
The final series of Mr Selfridge, starting tonight at 9pm on ITV, plays out across period London, where the real man made and lost his fame and fortune. Camden, Islington, Lambeth, Southwark and Haringey have all provided backdrops, since filming began five years ago. The show was originally set in 1908, progressing through the decades from there. Tonight’s episode... Read more
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DATE: Wednesday 20th January 2016 TIME: 7.00-9.30pm WHERE: Goldsmiths Hall The Production Guild is running a locations department speed networking event to encourage new working relationships and opportunities. We're introducing location managers to less experienced locations personnel. The carousel networking format will ensure everyone has the chance to get to know each other in a stunning setting. Goldsmiths Hall... Read more
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14th December 2015
If there’s one character that never gets fired on The Apprentice, it’s London – as the candidates’ home and backdrop to their business tasks – year after year. The new series was filmed in May and June, with the candidates moving into a house in Camden, and stepping out each morning for the punishing schedule of tasks located across... Read more
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3rd December 2015
Explosions on Islington’s Stafford Cripps Estate hailed Idris Elba’s return as crime-fighting Luther. Residents excitedly looked on during filming in March this year, as a top floor flat blew up, raining down debris and a fridge door. The miniseries starts: 9pm on BBCOne, December 15th. Take a look at the official trailer here. As fake fire engines, police offices... Read more
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23rd November 2015
The snow FX is settling, as the latest Christmas ad we helped hits the small screen today. Take a look here at Quality Street's new commercial, The First Sign of Christmas. The chocolate brand chose Clarence Way in Camden as its idyllic street, in which a father and daughter notice chocolate wrappers floating from the sky, and turning to... Read more
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6th November 2015
Hot on the heels of his role as Q in Spectre, Ben Whishaw hits our small screens in the BBC2 thriller London Spy. As the title suggests, this London-centric update to the British spy genre makes full use of the capital’s disturbing qualities. At a recent screening, Ben Whishaw said he was attracted to the script’s potent vision of... Read more
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5th November 2015
Kill Your Friends is a dark British comedy set in 1990s London at the height of the Britpop craze. Take a look at the trailer. Nicolas Hoult stars as the antihero Steven Stelfox, an A&R man working for a middling record label who'll go to extreme lengths to salvage his dwindling career. Kill Your Friends filmed all over London,... Read more
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“We are all the monster,” in ITV’s updated Jekyll and Hyde, by Charlie Higson, which starts tonight. Inspired by The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson, this 10-part series is set in glamorous 1930s London, where Robert Jekyll, the grandson of the original doctor, is trying to understand his real identity. Here’s the... Read more
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13th October 2015
London imported our own Swede for a new Scandi-style thriller, with a twist. Stellan Skarsgård makes his way around no less than seven London boroughs as River, the grief-stricken detective who is haunted by murder victims. The BBC1 drama, called River, starts tonight. Here’s the trailer. Even River’s cop partner, joshing and laughing with him, is a figment of... Read more
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9th October 2015
Islington’s Myddelton Square is at the very heart of the Suffragette movement, in the new movie opening on Monday October 12th. The houses and street-lighting in the square were perfect for the scene, providing rare access to appropriate period architecture. Meryl Streep (playing Emmeline Pankhurst) addresses the crowd from a balcony in the square, which is part of resident... Read more
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6th October 2015
Michaela Coel, who wrote and stars in Chewing Gum, starting on E4 tonight, invited young Islingtonians on to the set, during filming on the Andover Estate. Ten young people involved in the local performance organisation Platform spent time behind the scenes, learning how the filming process worked. And then, were invited to a question and answer session, where Michaela... Read more
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5th October 2015
The old boys in New Tricks – and their younger woman boss – are finally going back into retirement, for once and for all. Tomorrow night’s episode marks the end of a 12-year-run for the BBC crime comedy. The last episode ever airs on Tuesday October 6th. Here’s the series trailer. The team’s escapades took them all across London... Read more
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8th September 2015
London’s most infamous gangsters terrorised large swathes of the capital – again – last summer, all with the support of residents. The result, the Kray twins biopic Legend, opens tomorrow. Just as Tom Hardy doubles up as both twins, much of London doubled up as the period backdrop to their notorious lives, from Islington and Southwark to Lewisham and... Read more
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Simon Pegg, with the help of the Monty Python team, blows up Islington’s old Ashmount School in the upcoming sci-fi comedy Absolutely Anything. As a gesture of thanks to residents, the production donated to a charity providing food and shelter for the homeless locally during the winter months. Dorothy Leng, who chairs the Whitehall Park Area Resident's Association, said... Read more
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28th July 2015
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, is just the latest blockbuster making a new start possible for homeless young people in Lambeth. Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg and the Impossible Missions Force return to our big screens on July 31st with the fifth in the action thriller series, already predicted to be a box office hit. Take a look at the... Read more
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27th July 2015
It was said they, “lived in squares, painted in circles and loved in triangles”. The Bloomsbury Group’s complicated work, loves and legacy come to BBC2 in a new three-part drama Life in Squares, starting tonight at 9pm. Wilmington Square in Islington plays the title role, as Bloomsbury’s Gordon Square, where Virginia Woolf and her siblings, including Vanessa Bell, lived.... Read more
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26th July 2015
Agatha Christie’s publishers were always demanding more Poirot, so for respite, over more than 50 years, she retreated into the world of her favourite married couple, writing fresh adventures for Tommy and Tuppence. Dedicated by Christie, “to all those who lead monotonous lives in the hope that they may experience at second hand the delights and dangers of adventure,”... Read more
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19th June 2015
Camden residents have a long history of accommodating the legacy of Sherlock Holmes, as the home of Baker Street, the address Conan Doyle gave his illustrious sleuth, Sherlock Holmes. So it's almost no surprise that residents will be celebrating the new rendition, opening today, with a summer party. Sir Ian McKellen plays Mr Holmes in the film of that... Read more
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15th June 2015
Channel 4’s robot drama Humans last night attracted over 4 million viewers – up more than 200% on the broadcaster’s slot average. The show has proved to be its biggest original drama since the current TV ratings system started in 2002. The production filmed across Islington, Southwark and Lewisham. As part of its agreements, the filmmakers provided donations to... Read more
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10th June 2015
BBC One’s new thriller series The Interceptor has been described as a riot of action, drama and suspense – it starts tonight at 9pm. Its complex filming schedule across the capital would not have been possible without the support of multiple authorities and London residents themselves. Through spring and summer last year, we were pleased to negotiate across all... Read more
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22nd May 2015
Chock full of our locations, Man Up’s trailer shows off London as the last word in romantic backdrops, ahead of the film’s launch on May 29th. Take a look here. In a flawless English accent, US actress Lake Bell plays a 34-year-old exhausted from endless futile set ups by well-meaning but clueless friends. As she travels across London to... Read more
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12th May 2015
Foots Cray Meadows Foots Cray Meadows is the largest open space in the borough of Bexley and consists of rolling landscapes, wild flower meadows, ancient woodland and quaint country bridges over the river Cray which runs through it. This country park has ample parking onsite and is less than a ten-minute drive from Bexley Town Centre. Read more here.... Read more
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25th March 2015
Over here, keep your eyes on the heist, as a Croydon Council building doubles for a bank being robbed in a new Ford Mondeo ad. Just moments from Croydon’s busy high street, shoppers were blissfully unaware of the masked robbers making off, with police motorbikes in hot pursuit. While they are fleeing, one robber finds himself distracted by the... Read more
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8th February 2015
Sir Ian McKellen plays Mr Holmes in the film of that name – its world premiere is today at the Berlin International Film Festival. Adapted from the novel A Slight Trick of the Mind, Sherlock Holmes, now old and reflecting on his life, tries to crack an unsolved case. Here’s the trailer. Dressing up London for the period –... Read more
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18th December 2014
In this festive season edition of our newsletter, we introduce one of our favourite teams. A merry band who make all the difference in delivering harmony between Londoners and big-budget movie makers. We wish you all jolly holidays and look forward to working on even more fantastic projects together in 2015. Peace and goodwill, between locals and filmmakers Who’s... Read more
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12th December 2014
Electricity starring Agyness Deyn opens today to rave reviews, as an Alice in Wonderland for the modern day. Hallucinogenic special effects create her epilepsy-induced world, while FilmFixer assisted with real-world locations in Camden and Islington. Scenes include Camden High Street, Tottenham Court Road and Euston Road in Camden and Upper Street and Brunswick Court in Islington. Take a look... Read more
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10th December 2014
Where’s Santa going to park his sleigh? Where will the party people dance? Where will the secret lovers huddle to see New Year’s fireworks? Yes, it’s December – you’ll be needing rooftops and balconies. Croydon Clocktower As the big hand strikes... Big Ben has not cornered the market; film your rooftop party as the clock strikes midnight just a... Read more
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26th November 2014
Peregrine House in Islington features in a new ad to say thank you by charity Cancer Research UK. The ad features a vertigo inducing abseiling event – even the test shot you can see here makes us want to shut our eyes. The filmmakers also shot in the old Richard Cloudesley school in Clerkenwell, which was used as a... Read more
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17th November 2014
www.islingtonfilmoffice.co.uk launches today Islington residents are urged to participate in the filming that happens on their doorstep – with a new website devoted to local filming news. The new site www.islingtonfilmoffice.co.uk includes stories about recent filming, background on famous films that shot locally in the past, and encourages everyone to join residents groups in order to get involved. Islington... Read more
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13th November 2014
Following its pilot episode earlier this year, directed by Danny Boyle, the full six-part series hits TV screens from tonight at 10pm on Channel 4 – showcasing London magnificently. Starring James Nesbitt and Brit Marling, the comedy drama plays with the difficulties of managing PR for a modern police force. In tonight’s opening episode, the force helps out a... Read more
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25th September 2014
When the drama calls for sweeping views of the London skyline, where will you head? Our little-known hilltops offer views spanning Wembley stadium, Windsor Castle and Canary Wharf. Come and scale the dizzy heights with us. Dartmouth Park The BT Tower, London Eye, St Pauls and the Shard – across to Canary Wharf and all the landmarks in-between –... Read more
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26th August 2014
We have the waterfronts to lift any scene, be it a chase sequence, “that” kiss, or a chatty promenade. Potters Fields Park Film here for those iconic London shots: Tower Bridge, The Tower of London, Gherkin and the Walkie Talkie. Filming in this private park in the borough of Southwark is managed by FilmFixer. The park is named after... Read more
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Welcome to our update, including a new regular feature in which we meet inspirational people from the industry. This quarter, we highlight the work of Jonah Coombes. Jonah's consistent approach to positive community engagement has long attracted our admiration. He discusses his efforts on shoots including Breaking and Entering, Rush, Paddington and upcoming Lady and the Van. Meet Jonah... Read more
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12th August 2014
Make the best of summer light and lush London parks for filming in the last weeks of August. It won’t last much longer. The good news is there’s a lot of space to choose from. Here are just a few suggestions. Highbury Fields Islington’s largest green space is quite central and loaded with period charm. Just over 11 hectares... Read more
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The British Film Commission has been working with the government and industry to address issues around planning for the temporary use of buildings and exterior space for filming. The British Film Commission said that it is very grateful to government, having recognised the economic and cultural benefits of film and television production, both on a national and local level,... Read more
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15th July 2014
Welcome to FilmFixer's update on our inspirational locations portfolio. Central London and its seminal film locations: that’s where the director wants to be. It’s also jammed, impossible to park, oh – and you need space for 80 vehicles? Unit basing can be the hardest search for a location manager. But we are here to help. Cardington Street Slap bang... Read more
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Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench have been filming a TV movie adaptation of Esio Trot in Islington’s Bevin Court housing estate. In the story, Mr Hoppy convinces Mrs Silver that his magic spell is making her pet tortoise grow. In real life, an allocation of the filming fees will help the gardens around Bevin Court grow a little better.... Read more
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2nd July 2014
Islington, Lambeth, Camden and Southwark all play roles in BBC2’s new drama starting tomorrow night, The Honourable Woman. Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal as Nessa Stein, the eight-part thriller follows a British businesswoman through her dealings, amid the conflict, in the Middle East. Although her father was an arms manufacturer, Stein is an idealist who has moved his company into telecommunications... Read more
Islington news
18th April 2014
News has been circulating about a far-reaching OpenSSL vulnerability called Heartbleed which makes it possible for third-parties to access data – even though the data was believed to be secure and encrypted as it passed between a web browser and a server. The security of all FilmApp’s client data is critically important to us. We would like to reassure... Read more
Islington news
3rd April 2014
Silence class, and pay attention. Our Location of the Month is a former school building, on Golden Lane in Islington – the old Richard Cloudesley site. At the moment, it's accessible to filmmakers only for the next three to six months, so line up nicely please. This large Seventies building runs over one floor, with big classrooms and very... Read more
Islington news
16th December 2013
We’ve had a bumper 2013 in which film days doubled to over 6,500 and our team of fixers tripled to meet the new demands. With Islington, Lambeth, Kingston and Croydon joining FilmFixer this year, we have grown into the one-stop service for sourcing London locations and making sure filming across our boroughs is safe and well controlled. In addition... Read more
Islington news
6th July 2013
paper writing service In May, FilmFixer, the independent film office business, was awarded the contract to run the film offices of London boroughs Islington and Lambeth as well as retaining its role as Camden’s film office.  This makes FilmFixer the largest film office in the UK, responsible for over 6,500 film days per annum.  In addition, in March the... Read more
Islington news
6th May 2013
Karen Everett – joint founder FilmFixer Karen Everett has worked in the Film and TV industry for over ten years.  After a varied career as a freelancer, Karen began working with Little Wing Films as Head of Production, overseeing 14 feature films in total. Projects included Pure, Two Men Went to War, American Cousins and 9 Dead Gay Guys.... Read more

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