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FilmFixer Takes Spy Thriller 'Slow Horses' Across London

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Series is currently airing on Apple TV, and stars Gary Oldman, Jack Lowden and Kristin Scott Thomas

FilmFixer Takes Spy Thriller 'Slow Horses' Across London

Slow Horses is a new spy thriller television series based on the novel of the same name by Mick Herron. The series is currently airing on Apple TV, and stars Gary Oldman, Jack Lowden and Kristin Scott Thomas.

The title takes its name from a team of ex-MI5 misfits who’ve all messed-up, and now find themselves in an isolated department known as Slough House. This is their chance to prove themselves – and make amends.

Filming for the series took place in a variety of FilmFixer locations across London, including Walworth Road, St George’s Road, Westminster Bridge Road and Waterloo Road. Southwark Park provided the unit base for scenes shot at the Shard, all in the London borough of Southwark.

Also look out for location filming at Blackfriars Bridge, Blackfriars Road, Stamford St, Cornwall Rd, Upper Ground at Waterloo Road. Elephant Road features in a scene where a parked car is hotwired and then driven away.

The London theme continued with shoots at St Georges Circus, London Road, Elephant and Castle, New Kent Road, Walworth Road, Newington Butts, John Ruskin St, and Camberwell New Road. 

Across in the London Borough of Lee Valley, Walthamstow Marshes feature as Andy Smith-Williams takes a walk across marshland before having a short interview in the main field. East India Dock Basin was used as a unit base. 

Up in north London, the borough of Islington’s Caledonian Estate was used for filming sequences shot from multiple balconies, and a crane was used on-site on the estate to facilitate the process. Generous donations were made to the Caledonian Estate Residents Association. Handa Walk in the same borough made clever use of one of the estate’s underground car parks which doubled-up as a bunker-style  HQ.  A fake glass wall was built to enhance the scene, and the footways above ground were used for lighting rigs to illuminate the subterranean set.  

Still in Islington, the production team used Domingo Street (night shoot), St John’s Street, and Goswell Road (for a driving scene). Cars were filmed pulling up inside Bunhill Cemetery, and Rheidol Terrace, City Road and Tabernacle Street also featured too.

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FilmFixer, Tue, 26 Apr 2022 09:41:20 GMT