Film Hampshire is the official film office for the county and our role is to promote Hampshire as a great film location, as well as providing film makers with a valuable free location finding service.
We have 400 locations listed on our database, covering everything from country houses to parks, forests and beaches.
Downton Abbey was filmed in Hampshire and the county has been the backdrop for many famous productions over the years. Most recently these include : Netflix's The Crown, Top Gear, Wars of the Roses and Avengers, Age of Ultron.
Why film in Hampshire?
Only 75 miles from London
Our support for crews filming in the area
Unique locations including two National Parks, Ministry of Defence sites, steam trains and a steam ship
Over 400 film locations
Excellent transport links
Home of Black Hangar and Banshee Studios
Historical landmarks include: King Arthur's Round Table, HMS Victory, the Mary Rose and Jane Austen's House Museum
Having spent around fifty days a year shooting Downton Abbey at Hampshire's Highclere Castle, I have seen what the county has to offer. With its good transport links, spectacular scenery and great locations it really is a joy to film in the area.
- The first season of the much anticipated Netflix series this year is finally hitting or screens. The Crown a ten episode series based on the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and the trials and tribulations behind these times gives us an inside look at the early reign of our Queen. The filming of The Crown, the first ever UK Netflix production coming in at over £100 million to produce saw Winchester become centre stage with many scenes filmed in the City. Actors descending on Winchester back in January included Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth, John Lithgow playing Winston Churchill and Matt Smith as Prince Phillip. Winchester Debuts in The Crown – Get Ready for the Netflix Series of the Year!
- History in the Making Ltd is a specialist company providing support services to the film, television and theatre industry. Established in 1992 by Film Armourer, Hamish MacLeod, History in the Making Ltd has supplied costumes and weapons to many world-leading productions. They are Registered Firearms Dealers for the film, television and theatre industry, approved by the Home Office for Section 5 Prohibited Firearms, approved firearms contractors for the BBC and full members of the Gun Trade Association. They are very pleased to announce that the company has finalised the transition into our new premises in Waterlooville, Hampshire. At more than 2,000 square metres it is more than twice the space History in the Making Ltd has moved into bigger and better premises
- As a film office, our work spans across many areas in the industry, with our main priority to drive economic prosperity in the county and promote Hampshire as a fantastic film destination. With the same structure as many film offices across the country we sit within the local government, Hampshire County Council and are further part of the Economic Development team, allowing us access to a wide range of expertise and achievement of shared objectives. An Insight into Film Hampshire..