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Film and TV makers from around the world are drawn to Liverpool’s stunning locations, friendly atmosphere and Liverpool Film Office with decades of experience.

Peaky Blinders, Fantastic Beasts, Tolkein. Just some of the world-class productions shot in Liverpool’s timeless streets and buildings in recent years. Get behind the scenes with our new 360 tour, created by Liverpool Echo and Liverpool Film Office.

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Discover the drama and magic in one of the world’s most memorable international filming destinations. And experience Liverpool’s amazing culture and lifestyle, while you get a close up with the locations in your favourite films and TV shows. 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
 

All these scenes shot on location #filmliverpool

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them might be set in New York, but the production was filmed on location in St Georges Hall and the Cunyard Buildings in Liverpool.

Set in 1926, Newt Scamander, played by Oscar winning Eddie Redmayne, completes a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. St Georges Hall was magically transfortmed into 1920's New York City, and was used for the rally scene for Henry Shaw Jr and the US senator who is fighting to be elected Governor.

The Harry Potter spin-off took 18 months of preperation for Liverpool Film Office, and nine days to shoot. It was a hit at the Box Office when released in 2016, and has since won a multitude of awards.

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Starring Jamie Bell, Annette Bening and Julie Walters, the film was shot extensively in Aigburth, Toxteth, The Playhouse Theatre and Philharmonic Dining Rooms. Bening & Bell also filmed a scene crossing the Mersey on the Royal Iris Ferry.

Released in 2017, it’s a story based on the memoir of the same name by Peter Turner, and tells his story of falling for aging Hollywood actress Gloria Grahame in 1970s Liverpool, only to face reality when she is diagnosed with breast cancer.

Peaky Blinders

The nation has gone flat cap mad, thanks to gangster heart-throb, Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy). Filmed almost exclusively in Liverpool with locations including Stanley Dock, Port Sunlight, Freshfield Beach, Toxteth, and our timeless Georgian Quarter - Rodney Street, Mount Street, Upper Duke Street and Pilgrim Street.

Follow in the steps of the Shelby’s and discover the locations first-hand.

Harry Potter

Up to 90,000 vehicles pass through Liverpool’s Mersey Tunnels every day, but only one famous blue motorbike with sidecar. Only one Hagrid and only one Harry Potter.

The chaotic scene in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 sees Hagrid and Harry embark on a dangerous chase, zooming through the Birkenhead Queensway underground tunnel, dodging through and narrowly missing the oncoming traffic. 

Tolkein

Liverpool Town Hall is a designated Grade I listed building, its described as “one of the finest surviving 18th-century town halls”.

Transformed for period drama Tolkein in 2017, the film documented the life of Lord of the Rings author, J.R.R Tolkein. Scheduled for release in 2018, we’re expecting Tolkein fans from around the world to make a special pilgrimage to see where this exciting story was filmed.  

Fast and Furious 

Suped-up car fans will recognise Liverpool in this breathless installation of Fast and Furious 6. The crew spent four days filming in the city around the Town Hall, Dale Street and the Birkenhead Tunnel was closed for shooting in November 2012. Crowds gathered to witness the hair-raising stunts and dynamic filming.


Florence Foster Jenkins

It doesn’t get much more big time than Meryl Streep. Yep. Liverpool doubled as the iconic streets of New York in the 2016 biographical comedy-drama film Florence Foster Jenkins.

It’s said that New York’s grid system was based on Liverpool’s city centre layout. For film and TV makers, it’s much easier to close off the roads in Liverpool than in the heavily congested New York.

Alfie

#FilmLiverpool #CrosbyBeachSunset

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In the 2004 film, Jude Law played a serial womaniser who tries to change his ways. While it may be most commonly known as the home of the Iron Men, Crosby Beach played a supporting role in Alfie. The Merseyside beach has also witnessed film shoots for Merseyside author Frank Cottrell Boyce’s film adaptation of the book Millions. Scenes for Alfie 2 were also filmed on Formby Beach.



Captain America

Liking what you did there ladies ❤️ #Repost @fangirlquest (@get_repost) ・・・ Advent Calendar, day 14: #CaptainAmerica The First Avenger Location: Albert Dock, Liverpool, UK ❄❄❄ Albert Dock in Liverpool is a lovely tourist area. There’s The Beatles Story and loads of fun little shops and restaurants and even a maritime museum. It’s also where we took this shot from Captain America: The First Avenger. Fun fact: it’s not actually filmed there, as we later found out. There are several of these docks along the Mersey River and they all look a lot alike. The actual filming location for the movie is a little bit north from where we were at Stanley Dock. It’s currently under construction and sadly will no longer look anything like it does in the movie once it’s done. Luckily we still have Albert Dock! #ChrisEvans #sceneframing #travel #Liverpool #AlbertDock #ItsLiverpool #UnwrapAlbertDock

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Two grade listed listed buildings in the Stanley Dock, Vauxhall area of the city were used for the filming 2011 American superhero film Captain America: The First Avenger. The scene that was shot is one of the main action set pieces in the movie, and saw 500 cast and crew descend on the city to film.

It took over a month for set dressers to turn the Victorian dockland into a convincing 1940’s New York, with the later additions of period cars and costumes. The Stanley Dock has also been used to film Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law.


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