08:00 am September 4, 2022
Suffolk is a popular location for film crews to record scenes for films and TV shows, from big-budget blockbusters to small independent productions.
TV and film production work also generates millions of pounds for the economy, according to Screen Suffolk.
Here are five times filming has taken place in Suffolk so far this year.
Next Netflix Spy Movie Stone heart features big names such as Gal Gadot and Jamie Dornan, with several scenes from the production being recorded at Elveden Hall in the north county.
It’s not the first film to be made at Elveden Hall – Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Eyes wide closed are just two of the previous films the estate has hosted.
“Historical Action Drama” at Ipswich
The Cromwell Square car park in Ipswich was closed to drivers earlier this week as a recording of a project, specified only as a ‘historical action drama’, was recorded there and in St. Nicholas nearby.
Further filming is expected to take place at the same location later this month.
The only way is Essex
Due to sharing a border with Essex it is only natural that some of the filming for the reality series TOWIE would overflow into Suffolk.
The Anchor Inn in Stoke-by-Nayland hosted some of the show’s stars in June for the taping of an episode.
A forest ranger
Picture Perfect Film Company has been spotted recording scenes for an action movie, named A forest rangerin a disused building on the Ipswich seafront in March.
A dummy tank was visible on the side of the building, while actors dressed in black jumpsuits were seen entering the site.
Summon Bloody Mary 2
Jagged Edge Productions used Framlingham and the East Suffolk countryside to record horror movie scenes Summon Bloody Mary 2 back in March.
Few details about the film were released at the time, but the cast took time out to visit Framlingham Castle when they weren’t filming scenes.