Movies you might not know were filmed in south London

You may not have known that there are lots of famous films that were recorded right on your doorstep.

According to the movie mapper created by Virgin Media, there are six movies filmed in south London that you might have seen.

Miss Potter – Kingston upon Thames

Miss Potter is a biological drama film following the life of famous British children’s author and illustrator Beatrix Potter.

Virgin Media said: “The film delves into her journey as a pioneering children’s book writer and her struggles to gain recognition in a male-dominated world.

“It also explores her love life and her creation of beloved characters like Peter Rabbit.

“With a charming and heart-warming narrative, the film pays tribute to Beatrix Potter’s enduring legacy.”

The Favourite – Hampton Court Palace

The Favourite is a historical black comedy-drama film released in 2018.

It is set in the early 1700s and centres around the power struggles and personal life of Queen Anne of England.

According to Virgin Media: “It follows the intense rivalry between two cousins, Sarah Churchill and Abigail Masham, as they vie for the Queen’s favour.

“The film is known for its dark humour, exceptional performances, and its unique take on the historical period drama genre.”

Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging – Twickenham

Angus Thongs and Perfect Snogging is a classic, British coming-of-age- comedy film released in 2008.

It’s based on a novel by Louise Rennison and follows the life of teenage girl Georgia Nicolson.

Virgin Media said: “The story explores Georgia’s misadventures, friendships, and her pursuit of the perfect boyfriend.

“With humour and relatable teen experiences, the film offers a light-hearted and entertaining take on the challenges of adolescence.”

Secrets and Lies – Richmond

Secrets and Lies is a British drama film directed by Mike Leigh and released in 1996.

Virgin Media said: “The film delves into the complexities of family and identity as it follows a middle-aged black woman who discovers the existence of her long-lost white birth mother.

“The movie explores the challenges and revelations that arise when hidden family secrets come to light, offering a deeply emotional and character-driven narrative.”

Snatch – Streatham

The British comedy-drama Snatch, directed by Guy Ritchie, was released in 2000.

Virgin Media said: “Known for its fast-paced, witty dialogue and intricate plot, Snatch is celebrated for its dark humour, colourful characters, and stylish filmmaking.

“It has become a cult classic in the crime-comedy genre.”

James Bond – Vauxhall

The James Bond franchise, a quintessential British spy series, features the suave and resourceful MI6 agent, James Bond.

Created by Ian Fleming, Bond embarks on thrilling missions, confronting iconic villains and utilizing cutting-edge gadgets.

Virgin Media said: “Across numerous films, the series embodies espionage, action, and the enduring allure of the enigmatic spy, leaving an indelible mark on cinematic history.”

Fast and Furious 6 – Lambeth Bridge

The iconic franchise Fast and Furious filmed some of the sixth instalment at Lambeth Bridge.

Virgin Media said: “In this instalment, the crew partners with law enforcement to take down a skilled mercenary gang.

“Known for its high-speed car chases and action-packed sequences, the film continues the franchise’s tradition of thrilling stunts and heist-driven storylines.”

World War Z – Elephant and Castle

According to Virgin Media: World War Z is a gripping film that explores a global pandemic of zombie-like creatures.

“Brad Pitt stars as a former UN investigator, Gerry Lane, tasked with finding the source of the outbreak to save humanity.

“The film, based on Max Brooks’ novel, balances intense action with a worldwide perspective, creating a suspenseful and compelling narrative within the zombie apocalypse genre.”

Johnny English – Waterloo

Everyone knows and loves Johnny English as a series of hilarious spy comedy films starring Rowan Atkinson.

Virgin Media said: “When a cyberattack exposes Britain’s spies, the inept but well-intentioned Johnny English is thrust into action.

“The film combines slapstick humour, clever gags, and espionage tropes to deliver an entertaining parody of the spy genre, making it a delightful comedy for audiences of all ages.”

Southbank – Love Actually

Holiday classic Love Actually is a beloved ensamble film that weaves numerous stories together showcasing different types of love.

Virgin Media said: “Set in a bustling city, it explores the universal theme of love in its many forms, from romantic to familial.

“With a star-studded cast and a heart-warming plot, it’s a timeless classic that resonates with audiences, celebrating the power of love in all its diversity.”

Guardians of the Galaxy – Millenium Bridge

Guardians of the Galaxy is a Marvel film series that introduces a ragtag group of intergalactic misfits: Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot.

Virgin Media said: “As reluctant heroes, they join forces to protect a powerful orb and navigate cosmic conflicts. Combining humour, vibrant visuals, and an eclectic soundtrack, the franchise offers a unique blend of space opera, camaraderie, and superhero action.”

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