A number of TV programmes and movies, including those born in Hollywood, have chosen to film scenes here in Hampshire. 

From period dramas, comedies and thrillers to documentaries, reality TV and news features, Hampshire has been home to many Hollywood movies and popular OTT series.

Over the last few years, we have welcomed celebs such as Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra Jonas who were filming an action spy series for Amazon Prime, and the cast of Netflix's The Crown who were spotted in Winchester and Basingstoke. 

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With historic dockyards, airstrips and castles, there is an abundance of great filming locations in Hampshire.

Following are the 34 major movies and TV programmes to be filmed in Hampshire.

1. The Crown

Charles and Diana’s wedding and Lord Mountbatten’s funeral from the Netflix’s series The Crown were filmed at the Winchester Cathedral. While the cathedral was transformed into St Paul’s Cathedral for the wedding, it was made to look like Westminster Abbey for the funeral.

Other Hampshire locations have also appeared in The Crown including Rhinefield House which portrayed one of the royal residences on the Balmoral estate and Somerley House which acted as a stand in for the royal couple's country estate, Highgrove.

2. Gladiator

Parts of one of the most popular movies ever, Gladiator, was filmed in and around Hampshire. Russell Crowe has also explored the depths of Alice Holt Forest for the movie, while the opening bloody battle scene was filmed at Bourne Wood, near Hampshire.

3. Downton Abbey

Another popular period drama, Downton Abbey, was also filmed in Hampshire at the Highclere Castle estate to the north of the county. This is used as the residence of the Granthams.

4. The Da Vinci Code

If the Winchester Cathedral was St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey for The Crown, it was transformed into the Vatican in 2006 American mystery thriller The Da Vinci Code. The cathedral was paid a reported £20,000 to allow The Da Vinci Code to be filmed in the historic building.

5. 24: Live Another Day

Hampshire was the home for one of the important scenes in 2014 action series 24: Live Another Day. The scenes of the Chinese aircraft carrier The Shenyang being sunk was filmed with a 50ft miniature vessel in the water tank of Black Hangar Studios at Lasham Airfield in Alton, Hampshire.

6. The Edge of Tomorrow

Tom Cruise shot scenes for his film The Edge of Tomorrow at Barton Stacey in Test Valley. The Hollywood actor and his co-star Emily Blunt shot scenes for the alien combat movie at the former army base in Barton Stacey, near Andover. They set up camp for two and a half weeks in November and December 2012.

7. Top Gear

The trio of Freddie Flintoff, Paddy McGuiness and Chris Harris have shot an episode of Top Gear at Basingstoke County Hotel on London Road in 2019. The segment was about cheap convertible cars.

8. James Bond: Diamonds are Forever

Hampshire has been a favourite location for several James Bond movies, with Diamonds are Forever being one of the most important spy movies to be filmed here. The finale of the 1971  movie was filmed in Southampton Docks with a murder attempt onboard the ship the Canberra. A total of four James Bond films have been shot at various locations including RAF Odiham, Hawley Woods in Farnborough and Eelmoor tank driving range in Aldershot.

9. Inception

Parts of the 2010 Christopher Nolan film Inception were filmed at Farnborough Airport.

Following are some of the other big blockbusters shot in Hampshire:

10. A Man for All Seasons

11. Avengers: Age of Ultron

12. Criminal

13. Elizabeth: The Golden Age

14. Eyes Wide Shut

15. Four Weddings and a Funeral

16. Howards’ Way

17. Johnny English: Reborn

18. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

19. Les Misérables

20. Mission: Impossible 5

21. Netflix’s: The Crown

22. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

23. Quantum of Solace

24. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

25. Rush

26. Skyfall

27. The Avengers: Age of Ultron

28. The Hollow Crown: Wars of the Rose

29. The Monuments Men

30. The Riot Club

31. Transformers: The Last Night

32. War Horse: Scenes were shot at Hampshire's Stratfield Saye House

33. Wolf Hall

34. World War Z

Besides these, the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow has also announced recently that it is coming to Hampshire this summer and they are looking for members of the public to appear on the show.

If you have seen filming of any of the movies mentioned above, or if you know any films that we missed out, comment below with more details.