Cloud Atlas – Düsseldorf
Entrapment – Kuala Lumpur
Doctor Who – Roald Dahls Plass
Outbreak – Hawaii
From Russia With Love (James Bond) – Istanbul
Armageddon – Barry Barber Ranch
Aloha – Hawaii – O’ahu

Daredevil – New York

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Marvel has found a “secret location” in the heart of New York. We have seen this in Rami’s version of Spiderman and it has also been used in Netflix’s Daredevil and later The Defenders. The Rooftop garden at the Rockefeller Center is a popular location for meetings between villains like Gao and Kingpin…. but it can also be used for weddings…

Daredevil – Manhattan NY

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The Netflix 13 part series of “Daredevil” starts in a park in New York. The location where Wesley, the right hand man of “Kingpin” persuades a cop to help them is Abe Lebewohl Park. In fact it is one of the smalest parks in NYC named after a refugee from Ukrania (who did a lot of good for the community).

Star Wars Identities Exhibition – London 4k UHD

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In 2017, London hosted an exhibition about Star Wars (Star Wars Identities). It featured some Original props and art. Also, visitors got a chance to create a virtual character of their own, based on all Star Wars locations and characters. Definitely worth visiting for true fans (although a bit small).

At the O2

Star Wars Identities London

 

 

Life on Mars – Manchester

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For the BBC SciFi drama “Life on Mars” (named after the David Bowie song), the main location for filming is Manchester in the UK. Sam Tyler (John Simm) gets into an accident and finds himself waking up in the Police Force of the 1970’s under supervision from DCI Gene Hunt (Glenister). The story is set in Greater Manchester and some of the locations used are the Victoria Baths in Longsight. They are used several times throughout the show. First as the swimmingpool, later as old waterworks, a warehouse and the morgue of season two.

Sam first sees himself in 1973 in West Egerton Street. Rochdale Road and an alley near Princess Street are also used in season one. The police station is located at the end of Lacy Street (see the detailed map for exact locations) near the A6, it is Stopford House.

In season 1, St Thomas Hospital was used as the morgue (a real morgue).

Also used: WiIlliams Street (“Watch my car or I’ll stomp on your toys!”). Tiger Lounge near Cooper street is where the Casino is in season 2. Near Bond street is where Sam gets hit by a car in 2006.

Ashes to Ashes – London

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After the succesful series “Life on Mars”, this sequel to the show is set in London in the 1980’s. DI Alex Drake arrives from 2008 (or is this just some coma-induced dream???) and runs around the city with the politically incorrect DCI Gene Hunt and his red Audi Quatro.

While it is for BBC Wales, it is in fact recorded in East London. The Police Station is an old Stock Exchange building and can be found at 4-6 Christopher Street (Islington).

Now don’t go looking for Luigi’s Trattoria & Alex’s flat. The trattoria used is now a fish restaurant, but right across the street from the “Police Station” at 9 Christopher Street.

In the very first episode where Alex gets shot (seriously, no spoiler), this is near the Founders Arms (52 Hopton Street) on the South Bank of the Thames.

The Dark Knight Rises – Nottingham

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Nottingham maybe the home of another fictional hero, but in 2012, Christopher Nolan used the famous Wollaton Hall as the Wayne Manor (Batman). In previous episodes of his trilogy, only exteriors of the building were used, but in 2012 also the interior was used for filming.

Wollaton Hall is open for visitors, since it is one of the most famous buidlings of Nottingham and also a museum. It has a large park surrounding it so also very nice for a short walk.

More Batman locations here, and a lot can be found in the London Map (maked by a Bat)

Kingsman: The Golden Circle – Birmingham

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While writing this post, the movie has not yet been released. However, some locations are released by Birminghammail.

Including: Cornwall Street and Chamberlain Square.
Cornwall street will feature a “carchase with gunfire”.
Also Camberley in Surrey (UK) was used, here Poppy’s Bowling Lane can be found.

Studio work was done at Warner Bros, Leavesden.

Seems this movie is not set in London like the first Kingsman, although some filming took place here in December 2016 (after principal photography wraped).

Monty Python and the Holy Grail – Tomnadashan mine

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A small copper (and gold) mine in the north of Scotland, Tomnadashan Mine. While John Campbell was unsuccessful here mining the goods, a small crew of filmmakers was very successful when they used this location as : The cave of Caerbannog. The crew was Monty Python, the film The Holy Grail. At this location, the Black Beast of Arrrghhh lives and is guarded by the killer rabbit. Luckily, there is the Holy Handgrenade of Antioch….

The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017) – Den Haag

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Samuel L. Jackson has to testify against Gary Oldman  in 2017’s “The Hitman’s Bodyguard”. While some scenes are filmed in the canals of Amsterdam (not like the Dutch movie “Amsterdamned” where the canals of Utrecht were used), the crew also went to Den Haag (The Hague). This is the actual location for the International Court of Justice.

Ocean’s Twelve – Haarlem

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For this big Hollywood production, “Ocean’s Twelve” (2004), production used a little train station in the Netherlands. While the story is set in the trainstation in Amsterdam, this was a busy location. A nearby station was used (and the Thalys high speed train which usualy does not stop there was moved here). The city of Haarlem had a “similar” trainstation which suited the production needs.