Liverpool Film Office has broken all records for the fourth consecutive year as it celebrates its 30th anniversary.
Latest figures show that, once again, it has been a bumper year for filming across the Liverpool City Region, with 324 different film and TV projects filming here, racking up an impressive 1,750 production days – 363 more days than 2018.
As a result, £17.6 million has been brought in to the local economy – an increase of £1.5m on last year.
There has been an increasing trend in the number of high-end TV dramas coming to the city, so thanks to the likes of Sky Atlantic’s Tin Star, Netflix’s The Crown and The English Game, and BBC productions World on Fire and Years and Years, the region has seen a 12 per cent climb – the most filmed here since records began.
Other productions filmed in the region in 2019 include Amazon Prime’s The Feed, Sky One’s COBRA, Netflix’s Irregulars and BBC One’s Moving On. As a result, Merseyside has been a temporary home to stars including Tim Roth, Ian Hart, Robert Carlyle, Russell Tovey and Genevieve O’Reilly.
Liverpool has also once again been a double for locations across the world, including New York in Das Boot, Madrid in Years and Years, London for Irregulars and Wales in The Snow Spider.
Familiar shows such as The One Show, The Greatest Dancer, The Real Housewives of Cheshire, Britain’s Got Talent, X Factor All Stars and The Voice have also filmed here this year.
Latest figures also show local productions are also on the up, by an impressive 26 per cent.
This year saw the creation of the Liverpool City Region Production Fund – the first local authority supported fund of its kind in the UK for more than six years – which will attract more productions to the region, create jobs and boost the local economy. To date, more than 48 expressions of interest have been received, with CBBC’s The Snow Spider being the first to receive support from the fund.
Announcements around further projects which will receive funding will be announced in 2020.