Regional Case Studies

All of the UK’s regions offer an ever-growing range of production facilities, diverse locations and expertly skilled crew, with continually increasing access to new and alternative shooting spaces.


Will (2017) © Turner

Bard Labour

In bringing Shakespeare drama Will to the screen, US network TNT made the most of the ample production opportunities throughout Wales. Wendy Ide reports.

South West England

The White Princess (2017) © Starz

Royal Connections

US TV network Starz found south-west England had everything it needed to recreate Tudor England for historical drama The White Princess. Andy Fry reports.


Paddington 2 © Courtesy of StudioCanal

Bear Necessities

When it came to making Paddington 2, London once again provided every location the production needed to bring the children’s favourite to life. Louise Tutt reports.

North West England

Snatch (2017) © Crackle

Heart of the City

Crackle’s new 10-part series Snatch found Manchester offered a wealth of production opportunities to recapture the spirit of Guy Ritchie’s original film. Louise Tutt reports.

South East England

Kingsman: The Golden Circle © Twentieth Century Fox Film Co.

The Secret Circle

Action-comedy sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle may journey to the US, but the production tracked down unexplored locations in south-east England. Tim Grierson reports.

Northern Ireland

The Lost City of Z © Courtesy of StudioCanal

Gold Standard

Action adventure The Lost City Of Z found Northern Ireland to be rich with opportunity and period possibility. Tim Grierson reports.


The Wife (2017) Courtesy Screen International

It Must be Love

For The Wife producer Piers Tempest, Scotland’s versatile locations and dedicated infrastructure proved to be a marriage made in heaven. Wendy Mitchell reports.

South West

Poldark © Mammoth Screen Ltd.

Southern Charms

Flagship BBC series Poldark makes the most of its south west locations, with the rugged Cornish coast and surrounding areas central to its production. Andy Fry discovers the region’s wild attraction.


The Collection (2016) © BBC Worldwide

Bang on Trend

Wales proved the perfect fit for Amazon Prime’s original drama The Collection, boasting the studio space and behind-the-scenes talent to help recreate post-Second World War Paris. By Stuart Kemp.

South East

Dr Strange (2016) © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Marvel's Magical Mystery Tour

As the latest in a long line of Marvel movies to shoot in the UK, Doctor Strange is making the most of the south east’s excellent locations and infrastructure. Mark Salisbury reports.


On the set of Whiskey Galore (2016) © Graeme Hunter Pictures

Whisky Galore

The team behind Whisky Galore knew they could only make their film in Scotland, a region that offered the support they needed to realise their homespun yarn. Wendy Mitchell reports.

Northern Ireland

Game of Thrones (2015)

Fit for a Queen

HBO’s Game of Thrones has taken up residence in Northern Ireland having shot its pilot there in 2010. Stuart Kemp explores why it is the ideal place to recreate the epic majesty of the Seven Kingdoms.

North West

A Monster Calls (2016) © Entertainment One

Magic and Blood

For the team behind Spanish director JA Bayona’s forthcoming fantasy A Monster Calls, the north west provided landscapes that were both fantastical and down-to-earth. Tim Grierson reports.