Lights, camera, action! 13 movies and TV series filmed on location in St Albans
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With its historic streets, magnificent Cathedral and Roman ruins, St Albans is frequently used by filmmakers for movies and TV series.
As filming of the upcoming Wonka movie starring Timothée Chalamet comes to St Albans, with film crews setting up in Verulamium Park, here's 13 other productions that have been partly shot on location in the city and surrounding areas.
Everyone from Sean Connery to Rowan Atkinson, and TV detective Inspector Morse to those cheeky lads from The Inbetweeners have visited St Albans, Hertfordshire, for filming.
So have the makers of Netflix royal drama The Crown and the producers of the James Bond franchise even created a film studios in the district for one 007 blockbuster starring Pierce Brosnan.
How many of the following have you seen?
Wonka, the latest movie to be added to St Albans' screen credits, will see Dune star Timothée Chalamet play a young Willy Wonka in an origins story about the eccentric chocolate factory owner.
A prequel to events of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, it is described by Warner Bros. Studios as a "family oriented musical".
Last year Timothée Chalamet posted on Instagram a picture of himself in costume as Willy Wonka with the words: "The suspense is terrible. I hope it will last ... 🏭WONKA🍫"
- 1 Fire broke out at flats above row of shops in How Wood
- 2 From Levi's to Leyton Road: Superstar fashionista for over 50s back on shop floor
- 3 Meet the artist behind The Queen's Platinum Jubilee mural in St Albans
- 4 Suspected loan sharks arrested in Hemel Hempstead
- 5 Building company resurfaces bridleway to provide safe route for riders and walkers
- 6 Stalking Protection Order issued to Herts man after obsessive behaviour towards ex
- 7 Tough mother Jenny giving back to Bone Cancer Research
- 8 Six Bells shock Skew Bridge to lift Herts Ad Knockout Cup
- 9 St Albans SustFest kicks off in style
- 10 Huge Victorian house with pool and gym on sale for £1.75m
This is a quote from Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, which was later used in Gene Wilder's 1971 movie, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
Based at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, Wonka isn't the first film inspired by Roald Dahl's much-loved characters to have been shot on location in the county.
Tim Burton's 2005 fantasy movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory starring Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka was partly filmed at Hatfield House.
The Hertfordshire stately home doubled for the inside of the mansion of Veruca Salt's family.
They filmed the Salt family's press conference after winning a coveted 'Golden Ticket' inside the Armoury of Hatfield House, with James Fox playing Mr Salt.