On Location in Shirley and Croydon

17 November, 2019

id you know films that have been made in Croydon include The Da Vinci Code, Batman – The Dark Knight Rises, Iron Man 3, 28 Days, Brazil, Jason Bourne, Cuban Fury, Made in Dagenham, The Long Walk, How to Talk to Girls at Parties, War Machine, Criminal and American Assassins.

St George’s Walk was also the set for an upcoming episode of Netflix’s popular TV show, Black Mirror, filmed in spring 2018.

In December 2019, Sandra Oh and Kim Bodnia were spotted filming the Emmy Award-Winning TV show Killing Eve at St George’s Walk in Croydon.

TV Commercials also include Barclaycard, BT, Activia and McDonald’s.

Early on the morning of 29th April 2013, the residents of Valley Walk awoke to the arrival of the crew of the company ‘Another Film Co.’ They were there to film a new commercial on behalf of Natwest Bank.

It was to be about a bride on her wedding day, with her father who is constantly paying the costs associated with the ‘big day’. The film crew set up all the gear in the front garden of 7 Valley Walk and eventually started filming take after take after take of a couple of actors delivering cleaned garments for the wedding.

The camera on rails followed each take until – as you say – the Director was happy with what was ‘in the can.’ It was then onto another set inside the house. According to the company’s Location Manager it is customary in a situation such as this, to offer a donation to the local residents’ association, to compensate a little for any disturbance which may affect residents living nearby.

Thanks must go to Valley Walk’s road steward, Sue Winter, for providing MORA’s contact details. In the event, MORA was pleased to be offered £100. Despite the early hour our intrepid Planning Advisor, Derek Ritson, visited the location and managed to capture some of the film crew’s activities.

Here is the Natwest advert partly filmed in Valley Walk:

Story contributions from the Shirley North Safer Neighbourhood Team and Summer 2013 Edition of the MORA Magazine.
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