Press and filming

Information and advice if you are contacting us on behalf of the press or would like to film in Welwyn Hatfield.

If you are making an enquiry on behalf of the press, contact the Communications team at or call us on 01707 357 000.


Filming in Welwyn Hatfield

Whether you are a student filming for your course, or a production company, we welcome filming in the borough and will assist wherever we can.

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Why film here?

Welwyn Hatfield offers a wide range of filming opportunities for students and production companies alike, from the historical Hatfield to leafy Welwyn Garden City and the attractive outlying villages.

We are a member of Creative England's Film Friendly Partnership network, welcoming filming to the borough and ensuring cooperation and commitment to welcome filmmakers.

In 2012 and 2013 The World's End, staring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, was filmed extensively in Welwyn Garden City, and Hatfield was used for a scene, also filmed in 2012, in the blockbuster Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, directed by Kenneth Branagh.

Other productions which have been shot in the borough include TV series The Fades, an advert for More Than insurance and one for The Sun newspaper.


Did you know...

Welwyn Garden City once had its own film studio, which opened in 1928. Mainly used initially for British Instructional Films, a number of features were also made there, including crime thriller Brighton Rock (1947), starring a young Richard Attenborough. The facility closed in 1950.