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The Top British Film Studios

3 Mills Studios
3 Mills has 11 stages, with the largest at 13,500 sq ft. Shoots have included Trance, Welcome To The Punch and Hummingbird. It has also hosted animated features and TV, as well as the rehearsals for the Olympics opening ceremonies.  

Ealing Studios
Ealing Studios has over 100,000 square feet of stages, production facilities and offices. A range of companies are there including motion capture facility The Imaginarium. Recent shoots include One Chance and The Lost Child of Philomena Lee with current shoots including A Little Chaos and Downton Abbey series four. Ealing’s business also includes production and international sales.

Elstree Studios
Elstree Studios has six sound stages and one silent stage, ranging from 3,000 sq ft to 16,000 sq ft. Recent projects include parts of World War Z, Jack The Giant Slayer and Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows, as well as The World’s End and Under The Skin. The studios also host major TV shows such as Big Brother, Dancing On Ice and Strictly, while BBC Studios and Post Production moved to Elstree Studios this year after BBC TV Centre closed.

Longcross Film Studios
A former Ministry of Defence site, Longcross Film Studios was established in 2006. It has four stages, with the largest at 42,000 sq ft, plus backlots, a test track and a manor house on site. Productions have included parts of a range of films including of Thor: The Dark World, Fast & Furious 6, Skyfall and Hugo.

The Pinewood Group
The Pinewood Group owns Pinewood, Shepperton and Teddington in the UK, studios in Toronto and Berlin, with sites to open this year in Malaysia and the Dominican Republic and soon in Atlanta, USA. Pinewood has 16 stages with one under construction and recently hosted Maleficent, Jack Ryan and Kick-Ass 2. Shepperton has 15 stages. Recent productions include Thor: The Dark World.

Titanic Studios
Belfast’s Titanic Studios opened a 42,000 sq ft extension last year, which added two new stages alongside its original Paint Hall studio. The site’s total capacity is now 106,000 sq ft. Projects have included Game Of Thrones and features City Of Ember and Your Highness.

Twickenham Studios
Twickenham Studios was bought by Sunny Vohra last year, saving the site from closure. With three stages, Twickenham is undergoing complete renovation. Recent shoots have included Before I Go To Sleep, The Invisible Woman and I Give It A Year. The site has also upgraded its two mixing theatres, currently hosting World War Z.

Warner Bros Studios
Redeveloped at a cost of over £100m, Warner Bros Studios Leavesden opened last summer and features nine stages with 250m square foot of stage space. Jupiter Ascending started shooting at Leavesden in early April while Doug Liman’s All You Need Is Kill also shot there.

Wimbledon Film & TV Studios
Wimbledon Film & Television Studios has two stages, with a newly built third studio set to open in May. It also has a range of standing sets and a detailed streetscape. It also has its own costume hire business, Wear Wimbledon. On the feature side it has hosted The Iron Lady, I Anna and 360 while TV projects have included RDF’s Tipping Point and Episodes.


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