Over the past year there has been a lot of filming activity, around the UK, for the Star Wars Show Andor, which is due for release 1 month from today on the 31st August on Disney+.
The Show is going to be a prequel to the film Rogue One, and tells the tales of Cassian Andor and his journey to the Rebellion.
Many places in the UK appear to have been used for filming this series, which is actually a little different to the other TV shows – The Mandalorian & Obi-Wan Kenobi, which was mostly filmed in “The Volume” at MBS studios, California.
It would appear that this production is traversing the UK and using a lot more “Real World” locations to convey Galaxy’s far, far away.
I have put together some information of what I have seen, so far and added Google Maps pinpoints to the Places of filming.
Heading from North to South, firstly we are just off the A85 at the Cruachan Dam, Scotland. There appears to be an Imperial outpost that may see some “action” in an episode or two. As I have previously noted, I think the shot used in the trailer has been flipped horizontally?!?!
Next we have Cleveleys on the Fylde Coast of Lancashire approx. 4 miles North of Blackpool. There was some not very secret filming taken place here back in 2021. There were attempts to hide the production but during that time many fan videos showed Diego Luna (Cassian Andor), Shoretroopers and costumed extras in plain sight.
In the midlands now for Middle Peak Quarry, Derbyshire. This was once a Lead and now is a Limestone quarry. There seems to be some vegetation brought in here and again large green screen backing to augment CGI.
Just south of the M40 and High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, we have Little Marlow.
This PLACE seemed to be extensively constructed to show a townscape with streets and lanes and was built on two levels. Many of the shots in the Andor trailer use this location as a focal point. I believe this PLACE will play a major role in the upcoming series……we’ll see.
Lastly, for now…. Right on the South Coast of England we have Winspit Quarry, Dorset.
The location was used from April to May 2021, for an, as yet named Place. There are ruinous buildings at this site which again the production crew have dressed to give it a more Star Wars feel.
I’m sure, like you, I cannot wait for more Star Wars Content…
Thanks to Star Wars News Net & FanthaTracks for a lot of the info and also the Daily Mail and Dorset Echo.