June 28, 2022
With feature film and high-end TV production currently booming across the English regions, we’ve taken a look at some notable productions making use of England’s diverse locations and outstanding studio facilities. Explore our list below to see what’s been filming in England, outside of London, across April – June this year!
Nolly – Quay Street Productions / ITV
Where? Space Studios Manchester, Salford and Bolton
From It’s a Sin and A Very English Scandal writer Russel T Davies, this upcoming 3-part series sees Helena Bonham Carter play Crossroads star Noele Gordon. Production started at Space Studios Manchester in May.
Waterloo Road Season 11 – BBC
Where? Greater Manchester
Waterloo Road is coming back to our screens! After a seven-year break, the school drama is returning to BBC1 and BBC iPlayer with an all-new cast and storyline.
The Full Monty – Disney+
Where? Sheffield and Manchester
The original cast of The Full Monty are returning to a Disney + series of the same name. It’s expected to release next year… 25 years after the original 1997 film!
Ralph and Katie – BBC / Tiger Aspect Productions
Where? Manchester and the Lake District
The spin-off of smash hit The A Word is breaking ground as the first production in British TV to be written by, directed by and starring disabled talent. Filming wrapped in Manchester in April of this year and the finished product is expected on BBC1 later this year.
To learn more about Ralph and Katie, read our blog Ralph and Katie: Redefining Representation.
Firebrand – Magnolia Mae Films / Brouhaha Entertainment
Based on the novel Queen’s Gambit by Elizabeth Fremantle, Jude Law and Alicia Vikander star in Firebrand, a historical drama centred around Henry VIII’s marriage to Catherine Parr.
Dungeons and Dragons: Honour Among Thieves – Entertainment One / Paramount Pictures
An on-screen adaptation of Dungeons and Dragons is in production, with an all-star cast including Chris Pine, Rege-Jean Page, Hugh Grant and Michelle Rodriguez. It’s set for release in March 2023!
Rain Dogs – Sid Gentle Films Ltd / BBC / HBO
From the production company behind Killing Eve, Rain Dogs is a brand-new BBC series using Bristol as its backdrop.
Doctor Who – 60th Anniversary Special – BBC
David Tennant, Catherine Tate and Neil Patrick Harris are starring in the highly anticipated 60th anniversary celebration of Doctor Who, which stopped off in central Bristol in June this year.
East & South East
Fast and Furious 10 (Fast X) – Fireball Films Ltd / Universal Pictures
Where? Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, Hertfordshire
The production behind the Fast and Furious franchise are no strangers to England, having stopped off in some fantastic English locations for Fast and Furious 9 . Filming for the next instalment of the franchise is underway at the masterful Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden.
For behind-the-scenes insights into Fast and Furious 9, read our Filming in England production blog.
Boys in the Boat – MGM / United Artists/ Smokehouse Pictures
Where? Winnersh Film Studios, Berkshire
Following the story of the rowing team who represented the US at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, Boys in the Boat is directed by George Clooney and the first production to be based at Stage Fifty’s brand-new Winnersh Film Studios.
Loki Season 2 – Marvel / Disney +
Where? Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire
The Tom Hiddleston fronted Marvel series has started production for its second season, based at the one and only Pinewood Studios!
The Crown Season 5 – Left Bank Pictures, Sony Pictures Television / Netflix
Where? Elstree Studios, Hertfordshire
The iconic British series returns for season 5, based at the fantastic Elstree Studios!
The Old Oak – Sixteen Films
Where? County Durham
Ken Loach returns to the North East with his next feature film The Old Oak, which has been filming around County Durham. This is third feature to use the North East as it’s base following I, Daniel Blake and Sorry We Missed You filmed around Newcastle.
Vera Series 12 – ITV Studios
This much loved ITV crime series with Brenda Blethyn returns to the gorgeous area of Northumberland once again for its twelfth series.
All Creatures Great and Small S3 – Playground Entertainment
Where? Yorkshire Dales
The series is back filming its third series – and what better backdrop than the beautiful Yorkshire Dales?
Starve Acre – BFI/ BBC
Where? West Yorkshire
Adapted from Andrew Michael Hurley’s eery novel, Starve Acre is a BFI backed horror film which will star Matt Smith.
Happy Valley Series 3 – Lookout Point for BBC
Where? West Yorkshire
The third and final series of this BAFTA-Winning crime drama was back filming in Yorkshire and completed in May.