IT IS thought Bodyguard actor Richard Madden could be back in Basingstoke for filming of Amazon Prime series Citadel.

Lorries, trailers, cameras, and catering facilities arrived in Basing View yesterday parked in Lower Basing View car park and The Vyne Meadow Car Park behind the train station, both run by the borough council.

Basingstoke Gazette:

Filming for the series which also stars Priyanka Chopra Jonas previously took place in March, when Richard Madden was spotted walking outside the set in Grade II listed building Mountbatten House.

Basingstoke Gazette:

When the Gazette went to visit today, security guards patrolling the area had no idea what was being filmed or how long they would be there.

A member of the crew told us that it was for a mayonnaise commercial.

However, staff in Hartley’s Kitchen next-door believe it is the same crew who were at Mountbatten House in March filming Citadel, who have returned to finish scenes. 

The same signs are posted around Basing View, including the code AML, directing those involved to the set.

Basingstoke Gazette:

When filming took place in March, members of the public visited the area to try and spot the famous cast, and the crew may have been advised to dupe those turning up this time by saying they are filming a mayonnaise commercial to avoid disruption.

Citadel is described as an “epic global spy thriller” also starring Ashleigh Cummings.

It is understood that Mountbatten House, a five-storey building which was sold for £2 million in 2019 to Squarestone Growth, has been converted into a hospital set for filming.

The borough council owns the land the building sits on.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has been asked for further information.