Filming the Full Monty in Speedos (Swimming With Men) – in Croydon
It’s dubbed The Full Monty in Speedos and its London shoot included Croydon. Swimming With Men opens in early June in Germany with a UK release expected shortly afterwards.
Hoping to win back his wife, middle-aged accountant Eric joins a men’s synchronised swimming team. Alongside Rob Brydon and Jane Horrocks, its stars include Rupert Graves, Daniel May, Jim Carter and Adeel Akhtar.
The shorter UK trailer is here and you’ll catch a glimpse of many London locations on the longer German trailer here.
FilmFixer manages the film office service for Croydon Council. FilmFixer CEO Karen Everett says, “The filming with our boroughs took place in May and June last year (2017).
“Croydon’s own council offices at Bernhard Wetherill House play the accountancy firm where Rob Brydon works, with offices on the sixth floor, the lift lobby and atrium space used. Other office space was used as green rooms and make up rooms for the actors It’s fantastic to have put this slick glass building on Croydon’s Mint Street to work as a City office.
“And in the script Rob Brydon moves into the Best Western Plus Aparthotel in Croydon where, among other scenes, we see him looking out of his bedroom window at someone putting bottles in a bin.
“Set to be the next British feelgood export, it’s a charming film whose production behaved charmingly among residents, operating sensitively and making donations to local groups and charities.”