Construction of London's Largest Movie Film Studio Facility

80-hectare studio complex in Leavesden in Hertfordshire 80-hectare studio complex in Leavesden in Hertfordshire.

London's mayor Sadiq Khan said Thursday that the city is exploring plans to build what could be the British capital’s largest film studio facility, based in Dagenham, a suburb of East London amid continued high demand for production space.


Meanwhile, located 20 miles north west of Central London and serving as its UK-based shooting lot, Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden offers a number of well-equipped stages for large-scale productions, in addition to a large tank for aquatic scenes.



Almost twenty years after the complex was converted from aerodrome to film studios - and over a year since the completion of work on the newly refurbished studios - the site was officially opened by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on 26 April 2013.


Warner Brothers Studios in Leavesden is where the most recent site for filming of the Harry Potter films


Approximately three-quarters of the U.K.’s film industry is based in and around London, and last year $1.27 billion (£1 billion) was attracted to the city in investment from international film production, according to Film London. Overall, London is considered the third busiest city for film production behind Los Angeles and New York.


"New studio space will help meet increasing demand and ensure many more multi-million-pound productions come to London, showing the world that, following the EU referendum, the capital remains open to business, talent and creativity," FIlm London said.


Construction of London's Largest Movie Film Studio Facility


"The biggest U.S. studio-backed productions can bring in over £100 million ($127 million) in U.K. spend and new Dagenham studios would enable London to bid successfully for more overseas film productions, benefiting not just the capital but the rest of the U.K.," Film London said.


Films that have made use of the facilities include:

  • GoldenEye (1995)
  • Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)
  • Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)
  • Sleepy Hollow (1999)
  • Onegin (1999)
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
  • Die Another Day (2002)
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
  • The Dark Knight (2008)
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
  • Sherlock Holmes (2009)
  • Inception (2010)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010)
  • Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011)
  • The Invisible Woman (2013)
  • Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
  • 300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
  • Paddington (2014)
  • Jupiter Ascending (2015)
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)
  • In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
  • Pan (2015)
  • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)
  • The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
  • Jason Bourne (2016)
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
  • Alien: Covenant (2017)
  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)
  • Wonder Woman (2017)
  • The Mummy (2017)
  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
  • Darkest Hour (2017)
  • Paddington 2 (2017)
  • Justice League (2017)
  • Tomb Raider (2018)
  • Ready Player One (2018)
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)
  • Mission Impossible 6 (2018)


warner bros studio harry potter tour busWarner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, which receives over 6,000 visitors a day at peak times


"To sustain and grow this success story, it is critical that the capital gets significantly more studio and production capacity to maximize the opportunities for filmmaking. London is open to the best creative and cultural minds and I am looking forward to exploring whether a new film studio in Dagenham could help the capital’s film industry thrive for years to come."


warner bros studio harry potter tour busPudsy vists during Children in need Week


Any muggles with £475,000 (U.S. $620,000) to spare can buy 4 Privet Drive, where Harry Potter once lived in a cupboard under the stairs. The real-world address is 12 Picket Post Close in Bracknell, not far from London.


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