Filming In Yorkshire

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell filming at Wakefield. Photographer: Matt Squire.

Why film in Yorkshire?

Situated in the heart of the UK with excellent transport links, Yorkshire & Humber is home to a rich diversity of locations, production facilities and skilled crews that have reeled in filmmakers from around the world.

Breath taking locations and a world class service

The team at Screen Yorkshire were an invaluable resource both in helping us set up some ambitious and complicated location shoots and find the best crew in the region. Screen Yorkshire’s talented bunch are a brilliant mix of local knowledge, passion for the job and intense creativity. We simply couldn’t have made the show in Yorkshire without them.

Phil Collinson, producer on Sally Wainwright’s Gentleman Jack (BBC)

The global success of Gentleman Jack (BBC/HBO), which filmed at period locations across Yorkshire, has transformed Halifax into one of the UK’s top tourist destinations, as international visitors flock to Yorkshire to retrace Anne Lister’s steps.

'Downton Abbey' filmed in the Yellow Drawing Room at Harewood House

From its rugged landscapes to its manifold period properties, Yorkshire offers a wealth of locations for any film or television project

High-End TV dramas that have filmed in the region with the support of Screen Yorkshire’s Film Office include; The English Game (Netflix), Zero Chill (Netflix), All Creatures Great and Small (Channel 5) and Gentleman Jack (BBC / HBO). Feature films supported by of Screen Yorkshire’s Film Office include box office hits Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, Downton Abbey and forthcoming cinematic releases Ali and Ava and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.
Yorkshire’s skilled crews are also in high demand and we are developing a new region wide crew and facilities service. Sign up to our new crew and facilities service here.

Explore our comprehensive locations database

Like what you see? To explore a more expansive database of locations in Yorkshire & Humber click on the link below to be directed to our locations database, moviesite. You’ll need to complete a short registration form, which helps us monitor production across the region and deliver this service free of charge!

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please contact our film office for further information: 0113 236 8228 or filmoffice@screenyorkshire.co.uk

Locations Database

Ruth Wilson in 'Dark River' filming at Janet's Foss, Malham

COVID-19 Filming Guidance

Please note that in relation to COVID-19, we advise all filming takes place within the current UK Government regulations and adheres to safe working practices outlined in the relevant film and TV industry specialist guidance – Film & High-end TV Drama: British Film Commission, TV Production: PACT/UK Broadcasters, Commercials: Advertising Producers Association. Please also check the relevant council websites for local COVID-19 information and advice in the area where you are planning to film. Please be aware that COVID-19 restrictions may vary at local authority level (this potentially includes different restrictions in neighbouring boroughs). Please ensure you have access to up-to-date information – if you need help accessing this information please get in touch.

'The Personal History of David Copperfield' filming on location in Hull’s Old Town

Never before have we had so much freedom to film within a city. We were given logistical support by Hull City Council and they made it remarkably affordable - vital when persuading producers that travelling out of the capital will offer a really viable option.

Harriet Lawrence, Supervising Location Manager 'The Personal History Of David Copperfield'

Can we support your project to film in Yorkshire?

At Screen Yorkshire our production liaison team is Chris Hordley, Richard Knight and Olivia Thomas, with 50 years combined experience working on some of the UK’s best known and high profile productions. They are on hand to offer on-the-ground expert advice and a one-stop-shop for all your filming needs. For enquiries about filming in Yorkshire contact us on: 0113 236 8228 or filmoffice@screenyorkshire.co.uk

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    Chris Hordley, Production Liaison & Development

    Chris provides bespoke advice on regional locations, studios and facilities to UK and international production companies. With over 20 years combined industry and production liaison experience, Chris has secured and supported productions in Yorkshire & Humber including; Peaky Blinders, Happy Valley, Victoria, Ackley Bridge, God's Own Country, Paddington 2, and Transformers: The Last Knight.  He also supports Screen Yorkshire’s senior management team in building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Richard Knight, Production Liaison and Education

    Richard Knight, Production Liaison and Education

    Richard assists with the day to day running of the Film Office and also manages Screen Yorkshire’s training and education programmes. Richard has worked for fifteen years as a location manager, predominantly in Yorkshire on films including Four Lions and This is England, and TV Dramas such as Utopia and Prisoners Wives. As such, he has an excellent knowledge of Yorkshire’s diverse range of locations and the logistics of filming in them.    
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    Olivia Thomas, Film Office Co-ordinator

    Olivia is the first point of call for Screen Yorkshire's Film Office. She advises on filming enquiries, including locations, crew, facilities and permitting and also maintains our film locations and crew and facilities databases.

Support from the Yorkshire Film Office is counted as State Aid under the De Minimis rule. Please download further information here

Screen Yorkshire has been supported by the BFI’s National Cluster Growth Fund using National Lottery funding to support the development and growth of the Yorkshire screen sector.