Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom (2018) – Hawaii

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For the fifth installment of the Jurassic Park movies, the crew uses familiar locations.
The cliffs while approaching the park at Isla Nublar are the vistas at Napali Coast, Kauaii. The same location was used in the original Jurassic Park.
Also, the popular location at Oahu, Kualoa Ranch was used for the tower, bunker and Gyrosphere scenes.

New Hawaiian location that was used is Police Beach (Papailoa Beach). At the beach the destroyed park was erected. For the previous film, a deserted Six Flags park at New Orleans was used.

The beach at Halona Blowhole is the spot where Owen and Claire emerge after the drop from the cliff (strange not a single dinosaur finds that same beach… that is why they are extinct)…

Doctor Who S11 – Cape Town

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More info to come when the episode has aired in 2018

Confirmed location is “The Kimberley Hotel”

 

 

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).

Sherlock Holmes (2009) – London

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The Art Deco building called “Freemason’s Hall” can be seen in the 2009 version of Sherlock Holmes. It is a memorial to the people who were killed during WWI. In the film it has been used in the scene where Blackwood reappears before the order.

The building is open to visitors.

Sherlock Holmes (2009) – London

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The Grade One listed Industrial building from Victorian times, Crossness Pumping Station, was used in the 2009 version of Sherlock Holmes. Blackwood enters the sewers through this building. It is open to visitors and the building is known for its spectacular cast ironworks.

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.

Broadchurch (S03) – Little Bredy

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For season three of the popular Brittisch Drama Broadchurch, the story takes us away from the iconic Cliffs. Instead DI Hardy moves to a countryside crime scene. A large manor is the backdrop for this season’s story. The location is in the small town of Little Bredy. The house, Brideshead, is a private building and unfortunately not open for visitors.

Clash of the Titans – UK – Dinorwic Slate Quarry

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In 2010 (and later for the second installment in 2012), the Perseus Myth “Clash of the Titans” was filmed in Wales. Tthe Harriet Hole in Dinorwic Slate Quarry was used for parts of this film (and “Wrath of the Titans”). Volcano scenes were filmed here.

It has also been used in 1988 for “Willow” and later in 1994 for “Street Fighter”.

Since this was the second largest slate Quarry in Wales, it is open for visitors. It has a museum.

 

Tomb Raider The Cradle of Life – Wales (Snowdonia)

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Originaly, Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life was going to be filmed in China near the Great Wall. The Chinese authorities refused the crew to film in their country, so an alternative had to be found. The United Kingdom was chosen, Snowdonia area in particular. The bike chase near the great wall was filmed at Pen y Pass. The wall was added later.

Lara crashed her pod at lake Llyn Gwynant near Beddgelert. More mountains were created by an effects studio to give the area a more Chinese look. But the Chinese village was real, build for the movie near the Welch lake.

A drop was filmed at Alexandra Slate Quarry – Gwynedd (also enhanced later by special effects to make it more spectacular). Here the Terracotta army is stored. The LongMen Grottoes at LuoYang, China were also used for these scenes.

Other locations used are Moel Siabod and Fynnon Llugwy.

Another famous movie, starring Warwick Davies, was recorded in the area as well. “Willow” was filmed in and around Llanberis.

Rogue One (Star Wars) – Jordan

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UNESCO’s world heritage “Wadi Rum” has been used for movies for many years. “Lawrence of Arabia” (1960) is well known for using this location, and the red sand makes it a popular location for films that appear to have been shot on Mars (“The Martian”).

In 2016 the crew for Rogue One turned Wadi Rum into the dessert location Jedha where a great battle takes place. Jedha is a pilgrmage planet for Force believers…

Although the wide exteriors were filmed in Jordan, other shots are actualy filmed at Elstree Studios in London.