A Spy Among Friends films in London

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Islington, Camden and Haringey feature in A Spy Among Friends, ITV’s new British espionage thriller series, starring Guy Pearce and Damian Lewis.

The series is based on the No1 bestselling book of the same name by Ben Macintyre, and features a number of FilmFixer London boroughs.

Look out for the boroughs of Camden, wiith Goodenough College on Mecklenburgh Square doubling up as the exterior of The Courtauld Gallery in 1960s London. A house on the square also features as the exterior of a grand London apartment block where one of the main characters lives.

Filming in the FilmFixer borough of Islington took place in St James Church Gardens, Sekforde Street and Clerkenwell Close.

Over in Haringey, careful advance planning and resident engagement paved the way for the special effects team to line Etheldene Avenue with rain stands. The scene took us back to the 1960’s, as a covertly-dressed lead actor walked down the middle of the road lined with vintage cars.



“Our behind-the-scenes photos show how the convincingly moody atmosphere was created, with the special effects team manually moving the rain stands during filming, to cleverly create a highly realistic windy rain effect.” said Luke Wilson, Senior Film Officer, FilmFixer.