Hollywood comes to St Albans as filming starts in Verulamium Park

A large white marqueen has been set up in the park as a number of vans and crew members arrived to start filming.

A large white marqueen has been set up in the park as a number of vans and crew members arrived to start filming. - Credit: Simon Brown

Hollywood has come to St Albans yet again, as filming crew and equipment arrived in Verulamium Park today (February 24).

A large white marquee has been set up in the park as a number of vans and crew members arrived to start filming.

Trucks and buggies on site at Verulamium Park.

Trucks and buggies on site at Verulamium Park. - Credit: Pearce Bates / Archant 2022

Film crews in Verulamium Park.

Film crews in Verulamium Park. - Credit: Pearce Bates / Archant 2022

Crews laid filming track between the park and St Albans Cathedral on Abbey Mill Lane. 

A spokesperson from St Albans Council confirmed that filming would be starting. 

They said: "A film production is using the park after reaching a contractual agreement with us. There are no road closures involved that I am aware of."

A large white tent in Verulamium Park is being used by film crews.

A large white tent in Verulamium Park is being used by film crews. - Credit: Pearce Bates / Archant 2022

Crews setting up in Verulamium Park.

Crews setting up in Verulamium Park. - Credit: Pearce Bates / Archant 2022

It is speculated that Wonka! a prequel to Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, is being filmed. The film will share the story of Willy Wonka's early life, before he met Charlie. 

Wonka! will star Hugh Grant, Timothee Chalamet, Olivia Colman and Rowan Atkinson.

Warner Bros were contacted for comment but have yet to respond at this time.