Marvellous londoneast-uk has key role in Dr Strange movie
londoneast-uk business and technical park features on the big screen once again after the location was used to film scenes for Marvel Comic's movie of super-hero Dr Strange played by Benedict Cumberbatch.
The Dr Strange production unit was based at londoneast-uk in Dagenham, east London, for four weeks in November last year as filming took place in two buildings on the Park — one of them brilliantly transformed into a hospital for a key part of the story-line. In the movie Cumberbatch takes on the role of Stephen Strange a neurosurgeon who turns to mystic arts to rebuild his life after losing the use of his hands in a career-ending car accident.
More than 250 crew, actors and extras took part in the filming at londoneast-uk amid tight security as it was the first time that scenes were shot with Cumberbatch in his Dr Strange costume. The movie was filmed in Nepal, the UK and New York City.
Ian Williams, londoneast-uks Accommodation Service Manager, said: londoneast-uk was a hive of activity throughout November last year with the films art department and set designers working virtually round the clock to get everything prepared for the shoot days. The production unit was based on our site for four weeks including the wardrobe and the computer generated imagery departments. One of our buildings was brilliantly turned into a hospital for some of the key scenes and the workmanship of the crews was truly mind-blowing with amazing attention to detail.
It was the first time that Benedict Cumberbatch wore his Dr Strange costume and there was extremely tight security during filming to ensure no photographs were leaked ahead of the films release. londoneast-uk has since received high praise from the director and the production crew for the way our team handled the crew working on the production with great enthusiasm and professionalism, and also helped to safeguard the integrity and sensitivity of this very prestigious film project.
Londoneast-ukis a popular location for film production companies with a host of movies and television programmes shot at the site. londoneast-uk has featured in prime time TV dramas including Channel Fours Humans, ITVs Code of a Killer and BBC drama New Blood. It was also a key location for the Avengers: Age of Ultron movie.
Londoneast-uk, owned by SOG Group, is a sister site to The Heath Business and Technical Park in Runcorn, Cheshire, which was the location for leading TV productions including Grange Hill, Mersey Beat and Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps.
Londoneast-uk Business and Technical Park is situated in Dagenham, east London, and is located in state-of-the-art scientific buildings and land which was once a major manufacturing plant of global pharmaceutical company Sanofi. Now under the ownership of SOG Group — owner and operator of the award-winning Heath Business and Technical Park in Cheshire —highly specialised research & development and manufacturing buildings, which would cost tens of millions of pounds to replicate in todays market, have been rebranded under the banner of Londoneast-uk and are being transformed into a business and technical park to service London and the Home Counties. Londoneast-uk operates as a sister park to The Heath in Runcorn which is regarded as one of the UKs leading independently-owned technology parks.
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PAUL SMITH ASSOCIATES
1st November 2016