Film crew filming new Disney series Never Let Me Go leaves base in Winchester town car park


A FILM crew who were in Winchester filming scenes for a new Disney series have left their temporary downtown base.

The parking lot at Barfield Close Park and Ride was taken over by dozens of extras and film crews on Monday June 6th.

The outside part of the car park was closed all of Tuesday June 6th – and reopened as usual on Wednesday June 8th.

The team was setting up, including large catering trailers and makeup studios, for the production, which would be Disney’s Never Let Me Go.

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However, the site staff remained discreet about the production.

Antony Zuri and Sam Thomas of Cardiff-based Antonio’s TV and Film Catering with their huge silver mobile catering unit.

Anthony Zuri and Sam Thomas

Antony said: “We are delighted to be here in Winchester. We have done all sorts of things, we have fed thousands of people throughout the pandemic and we feed the homeless every day, we love our company and we love what we do. We are delighted to be here.”

Antony said they expected to stay at least a day, but he could not disclose what was being filmed, where or who, or how many people they expected to feed.

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A separate source, who did not want to be named, told the Hampshire Chronicle that production had two other sites nearby and the Barfield site would be used for catering and make-up, with extras bused in from another site of the region. .

They said the production was “possibly linked to Disney” and had a “budget of £11m to film the pilot”.

They said the film had previously shot scenes at Minley Manor, a Grade II listed country mansion in Camberley.

Filming for the series, which is a spin-off of the popular 2010 film, took place at various locations with crews spotted in Alresford and the nearby village of Ashley, next to Kings Somborne.

Hampshire Chronicle: Barfield Close car park closed

A resident, who is part of Friends of Ashley Church, said: ‘There was definitely some filming this weekend, in St Mary’s Church. The roads were closed from time to time during the filming.

The series is developed by FX, based on the 2010 Searchlight Pictures film.

As noted on, Andrew Macdonald and Allon Reich, who served as producers on the original film, will executive produce the series.

Never Let Me Go, was based on the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro and was directed by Mark Romanek from a screenplay by Alex Garland. The cast included Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley and Andrew Garfield.

A spokesperson for Winchester City Council said: “We have closed the car park to facilitate filming for a production company in the area. Barfield Park & ​​Ride will be used as a base for the crew.”

Hampshire Chronicle: Barfield Close car park closed

Hampshire has been the backdrop for several previous famous productions including Downton Abbey, Netflix’s The Crown, Top Gear, Wars of the Roses and Avengers, Age of Ultron.

Film Hampshire is run by Hampshire County Council and works to promote and encourage filming in the county, supporting local filmmakers, festivals and industry-related events.

Council has been contacted for comment.

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