Marvel film makers to close off Camden High Street

'Camden is a sought after location for filming and we use these opportunities to raise much needed revenue'

Friday, 17th January 2020 — By Samantha Booth


Gemma Chan [Photo: Ibsan73] and Angelia Jolie [Photo: Foreign Office ] are to star in The Eternals

FILM crews for a new Marvel blockbuster set to star Angelina Jolie will take over part of Camden Town for five evenings from Sunday.

As the New Journal reported before Christmas, residents have received letters about filming of Sack Lunch in Camden Market and on the Regent’s Canal towpath. Sack Lunch has been reported as the working title for superhero franchise Marvel Studios’ next movie The Eternals.

The cast includes Ms Jolie in the lead role of Thena and other appearances from Game of Thrones stars Richard Madden and Kit Harington as well as Kumail Nanjiani and Barry Keoghan. It follows a “group of immortal beings as they strive to protect humanity”.

The letter does not detail which actors will be present during filming. Actress Gemma Chan was seen suspended in the air above Hampstead Heath last week. She is also thought to be filming for the movie.

Sections of Camden High Street and Chalk Farm Road will be closed overnight between January 19 and 24 between 9pm and 6am so they can safely complete stunts, actions and special effects, the letter states. Black-out materials are being offered for anyone affected by lighting and say they will keep any disturbance to an absolute minimum.

Residents and businesses were invited to a meeting at Hawley Primary School on Wednesday last week.

The Town Hall said the closure and filming will be on Chalk Farm Road between the canal and the rail bridge and Camden High Street will be closed to all traffic at Hawley Crescent/Jamestown Road.

Traffic will have access at Camden Town tube station but will have to exit at Buck Street or Jamestown Road.

Camden’s culture chief Councillor Jonathan Simpson said: “Camden is a sought after location for filming and we use these opportunities to raise much needed revenue to be invested back into the council’s services.”

He added: “This particular filming is scheduled to take place overnight to ensure that it causes the minimum disturbance to residents and businesses in the area. There have been extensive consultations with local residents and businesses in the preceding months including letters, a community meeting and the film makers have also knocked on every door in the affected area to ensure residents and businesses are fully aware.”

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