Croydon News

20th June 2018
Croydon stars in a new BT ad, set to New Order’s epochal Blue Monday. Take a look at the ad here. FilmFixer manages the film office service for Croydon Film Office. FilmFixer CEO Karen Everett explains, “In the ad, a young woman leaves her flat for a night out. She’s so immersed in the track she’s streaming that people... Read more
27th May 2018
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... Read more
3rd November 2017
The critics rarely have a good thing to say about low-budget British gangster films, and Rise of the Footsoldier 3: The Pat Tate Story is no exception. But what the heck? Some pretty lively car stunts were filmed in Croydon on Vulcan Way. Not bad. If the film is significant for no other reason, it does feature a brief... Read more
14th September 2017
With the release of American Assassin starring Michael Keaton and Dylan O’Brien, it’s time for Croydon to celebrate its role in the big-budget production. You'll catch glimpses of the scenes filmed in Croydon in this trailer. Croydon arranged for the whole of St George’s Walk, including every single shop, to be bought up for a week, and transformed into... Read more
23rd May 2017
Brad Pitt stars in the absurdist War Machine, opening on May 26th in UK cinemas and on Netflix. Addington Palace, a Palladian mansion in Croydon, hosted some of the filming over two days in September and October 2015. The film is described as part reality, part parody, with Pitt depicting a born leader's march into folly. The Addington Palace... Read more
19th May 2017
Premiering at Cannes and starring Nicole Kidman, How to Talk to Girls at Parties is both set in Croydon and was filmed there. It’s the Cannes screening of the day this Sunday (May 21st). Stars Elle Fanning and Alex Sharp were in Croydon in November 2015 to shoot some of the most remarkable scenes in the film, shown toward... Read more
15th March 2017
Hula hoops saves the day at a former bank on Warham Road in Croydon. The new ad is part of a £4.5 million campaign – the biggest ever for the snack brand. It was filmed at the former bank, called West Heath Bank in the ad, where a hapless robber races in with a banana tucked inside a sock,... Read more
14th February 2017
Germany gets the first taste of London under Nazi occupation – when SS-GB debuts at the Berlinale Film Festival today The BBC One series adapts Len Deighton’s ’78 novel in which German forces patrol and repress London-life in the early 40s. The London locations were filmed in boroughs including Croydon. Starting on BBC One on Sunday February 19th, the... Read more
31st December 2016
Where is the world’s worst uncle from? Croydon mainly. He’s headed back to BBC Three on January 1st, then BBC One at 11.25pm on January 6th. The comedy, now in its third series, was filmed between July and September in 2016, making great use of the space, accessibility and distinct look that Croydon has to offer. Star Nick Helm... Read more
15th July 2016
Opening on July 29th, Matt Damon’s new action-packed Jason Bourne was partly shot in Croydon. It came hot on the heels of Kevin Costner in Criminal. And we can’t give much away, but Brad Pitt has also been shooting a huge new film in the borough. For Jason Bourne, a whopping 200 cast and crew worked around Fairfield Gardens... Read more