I have sourced what I believe are the top 3 films that were shot in North London. I must admit that it was difficult, but when I found these films I was shocked. So here they are:
Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix
The first film that I found was Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Harry Potter is based on the JK Rowling books; if you have never seen a Harry Potter film, I recommend them highly! The order of the Phoenix is the fifth out of 7 films.
Claremont Square is the Islington place we see. Before that we see some fantastic places in London including Canary Wharf, Tower Bridge, House of Parliament and Blackfriars Bridge.
I have found some fantastic images from lightscameraislington.com they are below. Harry and his friends appear from behind some trees and a few seconds’ later Number 12 Gimmauld Place shows.
Later on in the movie we see Claremont Square, this is a fantastic movie. Moving onto the next movie!
Love Actually was created in 2003 directed and wrote by Richard Curtis. Its main Stars are Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon and Liam Neeson. This revolves around eight different couples before Christmas who live their lives very differently.
Islington is seen in the film when they visit The “South Bank” Gallery which in fact isn’t on the South Bank but in Great Sutton Street just off St John’s Street. In the Movie we mainly only see the inside of the building, but it’s good enough!
Shaun of the Dead
Shaun of the Dead is a comedy zombie film. I absolutely love this film, this has got to be on of my favourite films EVER! Created in 2004, directed by Edgar Wright, and written by Simon Pegg & Edgar Wright. The starring actors in this film are Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, these are also stars in Paul & Hot Fuzz. This Film was mainly based in Islington, if you have never seen this film, seriously watch it!
In the latest news, the brand new Disney film Inside Out, it is now out in cinemas near you, my closest one in Islington is HERE