Fantastic Beasts and where to find them (2016) – Liverpool

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In “Fantastic Beasts..” a bank plays a prominent part in the film. It is where two main charaters meet and a lot of havoc happens.

While in the story, the bank is located in New York, the film was recorded in Liverpool. A real Bank was used (known as “The Grasshopper”).  At 4 Water street, Martin’s Bank provided the location for the shoot.

Somewhat further down the road, St. George’s Hall and the Cunnard building were also used for filming.

Fantastic Beasts and where to find them (2016) – Liverpool

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While most of the film “Fantastic Beasts” was recorded at Leavesden Studios in London, some scenes were recorded in Liverpool. In the early days, there used to be a shipping route between Liverpool and New York (where the film takes place). Therefore the archetecture of Liverpool looks a lot like New York.

One of the buildings that was used is the interior of St. George’s Hall. It is so large, it made no sense for the production team to build it as a set piece. They just dressed the real building.

Photo: James Maloney

 

Also the Cunard Building was used.