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29th September 2017
You can say what you like about Daphne, and the critics have a lot to say about her, she's unmistakably a Londoner; more specifically, a Southwark girl. The Financial Times, Hollywood Reporter, Guardian, Telegraph, Evening Standard, Independent and Variety are just a handful of the many titles talking about the movie. The directorial debut by Peter Mackie Burns was... Read more
Haringey news
22nd September 2017
Benedict Cumberbatch and co-star Kelly Macdonald spent four days in Suffolk, filming one-off drama The Child in Time, to be broadcast on BBC One this Sunday, September 24th. The production also used locations in Lambeth and Haringey. Among the most distressing scenes are those filmed in and around the streets of the Co-op supermarket on the Broadway in Crouch... Read more
Haringey news
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
Haringey news
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
Haringey news
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
Haringey news
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
Haringey news
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
Haringey news
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
Haringey news
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
Haringey news
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
Haringey news
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
Haringey news
30th December 2016
Where is the world’s worst uncle from? Croydon mainly. He’s headed back to BBC Three on January 1st, then BBC One at 11.25pm on January 6th. The comedy, now in its third series, was filmed between July and September in 2016, making great use of the space, accessibility and distinct look that Croydon has to offer. Some scenes were... Read more
Haringey news
17th December 2016
It’s well established that Grantchester’s rural Cambridge setting can’t contain the capering of vicar-detective Sydney Chambers (played by James Norton) and his pal Geordie Keating (Robson Green) – seeing them often in the Big Smoke. So of course, for the festive special, London serves up some Christmas cracker locations. The special is on Christmas Eve at 9pm on ITV,... Read more
Haringey news
14th November 2016
Lauded by TV critics, Zadie Smith’s ode to Kilburn life, NW, has made its way onto the small screen, showing on BBC Two, and it’s available to download on iPlayer. The tale of two friends from the same estate, now in their thirties, was filmed in Kilburn, of course, in June this year. Keisha, now called Natalie, (Nikki Amuka-Bird)... Read more
Haringey news
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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Dubbed the “classiest possible soap opera” a fictionalised series about the Queen’s life, The Crown, cost Netflix over £100 million. The first series starts on November 4th, here’s the trailer. Its lavish production filmed across London’s stunning period locations in Haringey, Bromley, Lambeth, Southwark and Camden for both this series and the next – which is already being shot.... Read more
Haringey news
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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Opening soon, Steven Spielberg's adaptation of The Big Friendly Giant should look familiar. Not just because we all loved the children’s books, nor because Mark Rylance stars in the title role. Many of its atmospheric streetscapes are drawn from Camden neighbourhoods, around Hampstead station, including Church Row in particular. Bedford Square’s terraced houses feature as well. Nearby in Haringey,... Read more
Haringey news
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
Haringey news
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
Haringey news
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
Haringey news
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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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
Haringey news
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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13th November 2015
“It’s essential for crews and productions to remember that real life comes first” Set in the real street, almost unchanged, and indeed the real Alan Bennett home where the story took place, it was always going to take a community effort to render Lady in the Van on the big screen. The film opens today. Take a look at... 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
Haringey news
30th July 2015
Haringey 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.haringeyfilmoffice.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. London is the third... Read more
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Markfield skatepark Markfield skatepark in Haringey is fully concrete, snaking slightly downhill. It's situated next to train tracks, and it's a good distance away from local residents. This makes it suitable for some night shoots. There is plenty of parking and a cafe onsite, at the nearby Markfield Beam Engine and Museum. Seven Kings skatepark Nestled in the historic... Read more
Haringey news
10th May 2015
FilmFixer has taken over management of Haringey Council’s film service – bringing residents into a community of thirteen London borough film offices managed by us. Haringey has hosted a lot of great filming in the past, including scenes in Rush, Happy-Go-Lucky, Notes on a Scandal and Shaun of the Dead, along with TV programmes like Peep Show, Whitechapel and... Read more
Haringey news
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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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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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

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