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Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott are back, and circumstances take them out of London and to some very diverse locations. But where are some of the picturesque towns featured in the show?
Legendary detective Cormoran Strike is back on TV screens in the latest adaption of Robert Galbraith's book series. Galbraith, AKA J. K. Rowling, offers up another dark and twisting tale in Strike: Troubled Blood, this time taking Strike and resourceful sidekick Robin, on the trail for Dr Margot Bamborough. Margot disappeared without trace forty years ago, and her daughter can't move on with life until she knows what happened to her mother. The hunt for the truth takes Strike and Robin to some unexpected places, leading to a frustrating number of dead ends. Strike also has the devastating illness of a family member to contend with, taking him away from the case while he manages family dynamics in the face of a huge loss. Aside from viewers being desperate to know if Strike and Robin will ever get together - the likelihood is increasingly teased with each book - fans are also keen to find out where the latest series was filmed. We've done all the sleuthing for you, and have a full list of locations featured in Strike: Troubled Blood.
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Where is Strike: Troubled Blood filmed?
Strike: Troubled Blood filmed in Cornwall, Lincolnshire, Buckinghamshire, and London.
In Cornwall, film crews were spotted in Holywell Bay, St Mawes, Falmouth, and Port Navas. According to Strike Fans, Holliday Grainger was seen filming at the Pier Cafe and the Palacio Lounge, in Falmouth. Found on the Prince of Wales Pier, The Pier Cafe is renowned for its 360 degree views of Falmouth harbour. By day, the venue is known for serving breakfasts, lunches, coffees, cakes and cream teas. In the evening, there's a shift to serving Cornish Tapas, where live music and other events are common. The Palacio Lounge is situated on The Moor in Falmouth, covering two floors of an imposing building in the seaside town.
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Anna and Kim's modern home can be found in Falmouth, on Tredynas Road. Ted and Joan's house is situated in St Mawes in the book, but scenes depicting their home were actually filmed in Port Navas. This small, sleepy Cornish village is predominantly used for leisure and boating activities.
Read about our fourth day witnessing the filming of Troubled Blood in Cornwall here: https://t.co/cutLyt3Auq pic.twitter.com/NdkzURvkvUApril 9, 2022
Where is the pub in Strike: Troubled Blood?
The pub where Strike drinks when he visits Cornwall, is The Victory Inn, St Mawes. Dating back to the 16th century, The pub describes itself as the oldest and only traditional pub in St Mawes.
Located on a quaint side street, the age of the pub is clear to see from the facade, and there are some sea views for drinkers lucky enough to get a seat outside the building.
If driving, you can get to The Victory Inn, St. Mawes, and have a pint at Cormoran Strike's local. pic.twitter.com/YYGsEWQmZROctober 18, 2022
Where did Strike: Troubled Blood film in Lincolnshire?
In Lincolnshire, Strike: Troubled Blood filmed in Skegness. Specifically, North Parade Hotel, Skegness beach, and the courthouse.
North Parade Hotel was renamed The Allardice for the show, and stars from the series were spotted many times at the location. BBC Radio Lincolnshire shared a video to Twitter of the hotel being transformed into The Allardice, and the finished product once the overhaul was complete. In its usual guise, the North Parade Hotel is a family run establishment, situated on the Skegness seafront and close to local amenities.
Finishing touches applied to the North Parade Hotel to transform it into Allardice Guest House for filming of Strike today, it’s due to start in the next 5 mins. pic.twitter.com/Uy06CgMgYBFebruary 22, 2022
Where did Strike: Troubled Blood film in Buckinghamshire?
Strike: Troubled Blood filmed in the Buckinghamshire village of Fulmer for the series.
Not much is known about exactly where filming took place, but an eagle eyed fan spotted and snapped Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger in the village. They shared the pictures to Twitter, with the caption "Some further photos of Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger filming Troubled Blood last Saturday evening (5th February) in the Buckinghamshire village of Fulmer."
Some further photos of Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger filming Troubled Blood last Saturday evening (5th February) in the Buckinghamshire village of Fulmer.📸 Credits: GoffPhotos#TroubledBlood #CormoranStrike #TomBurke #HollidayGrainger #Strike pic.twitter.com/O3Su7sG1y4February 8, 2022
Where was Strike: Troubled Blood filmed in London?
In London, the Strike: Troubled Blood film crews were spotted in the West End, Clerkenwell, and Ealing.
Crews were spotted in Denmark Street, which is often used for exterior shots of Strike's London office. Filming also took place in Waterloo, and on Albemarle Way in Clerkenwell. In Ealing, My London reported that Balfour Road, Northfields was used for many scenes.
Some residents were initially perplexed, with one telling the publication "I was shocked when I was taking my daughters to school and nursery this morning and I saw two police cars with the flashing blue lights. I've seen a lot of crime going on in West London recently so I immediately thought the worst. I quickly realised it was a film set and I was so relieved. I actually felt a bit silly afterwards because after looking a second time, it was quite obvious it was a film set".
🎥 Filming took place last week on Balfour Road, Ealing for one of the final location shoots of Troubled Blood. More here, including police cars & worried residents (⚠️No spoilers): https://t.co/bkt89HfkVJ📸 Sam Ormiston / MyLondon#TroubledBlood #CormoranStrike #StrikeMarch 27, 2022
Strike: Troubled Blood cast
- Tom Burke (The Musketeers, The Wonder) as Cormoran Strike
- Holliday Grainger (The Capture, Great Expectations) as Robin Ellacott
- Kerr Logan (Alias Grace, Showtrial) as Matthew Cunliffe
- Sarah Sweeney (Cider With Rosie) as Lucy
- Ben Crompton (Game of Thrones) as Shanker
- Christina Cole (Suits, Hex) as Izzy Chiswell
- Abigail Lawrie (Tin Star, The Casual Vacancy) as Margot Bamborough
- Sophie Ward (Heartbeat, Holby City) as Anna Phipps
- Ian Redford (Heartbeat, Doctors) as Ted Nancarrow
- Linda Bassett (Call The Midwife, Lark Rise to Candleford) as Joan Nancarrow
- Samuel Oatley (Dr Who) as DI George Layborn
- Kenneth Cranham (Finding Alice, The White Princess) as Dennis Creed)
- Ruth Sheen (Brassic, Prime Suspect) as Pat Chauncey
- Jonas Armstrong (Floodlights, Hollington Drive) as Saul Morris
- Anna Calder-Marshall (The Third Day, This England) as Janice Beattie
- Carol MacReady (Eastenders, Doctors) as Irene Hickson
- Dayo Koleosho (Doctors, Holby City) as Samhain Athorn
On the impact that seeing where Strike grew up in Cornwall would have on the show, Tom Burke said in a statement "At first glance, the family life that you see in Cornwall looks rather idyllic but we know enough about what happened with his mother and his absent father to think ‘thank God he had these two’. However, we soon realise it was quite a complicated situation for him to be in because of the divided loyalty. It was a gradual journey and it would have been incredibly confusing for a child to immediately slot him into this new family set up."
Speaking about how his time in Cornwall would inform the character of Strike, Burke continued "I wouldn’t be able to pin it down exactly how it affects him but I think there is a different sense of periphery when you spend your life in a city to when you spend your life in open places. There is something about his physicality, you feel like he’s spent a lot of time strolling along the beach or over some cliffs. There’s just something about his line of sight and the way he takes in a room. I feel he’s been shaped by so many things, growing up in squats, living in London, the whole Cornwall side and then there’s his university life which helped shape his intellect. I feel like it all fits together."
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Strike: Troubled Blood filmed in Cornwall, Lincolnshire, Buckinghamshire, and London. In Cornwall, film crews were spotted in Holywell Bay, St Mawes, Falmouth, and Port Navas. According to Strike Fans, Holliday Grainger was seen filming at the Pier Cafe and the Palacio Lounge, in Falmouth.What locations were used in Strike Troubled Blood? ›
The North Parade Hotel, which was renamed The Allardice in the show, and Skegness Station were used as locations for shooting. Some scenes were shot in London, too, with Denmark Street being used as the exterior of Strike's London office. Crews were also spotted in the West End, Clerkenwell, and Ealing.Where is the current series of Strike filmed? ›
Where is it filmed? This season is set in Cornwall, and much of it was filmed on location. Crews were spotted in St Mawes and coastal town of Falmouth, and filming took place in March of this year. The book that the series is based on opened with Strike having a drink in local pub the Victory Inn.Where is the Cornwall in Troubled Blood? ›
The first episode opens with a beautiful shot of St Mawes in Cornwall which was taken from across the bay, looking west. St Mawes is Strike's home town and many of the Cornwall locations used for filming are the ones from the book.Where is the Victory Inn in Strike? ›
Strike and Dave's local in St Mawes is The Victory Inn, a pub situated on a small side street that slopes down to the harbour. The fifth book, Troubled Blood, opens in St. Mawes.Where is Strike Troubled Blood Seaside? ›
Strike Troubled Blood: filming locations including Falmouth and St Mawes in Cornwall - Cornwall Live.What street is Strike filmed? ›
Strike Filming Locations
Strike lives in his office situated at 6th Denmark Street near Tottenham Court Road. The film crew managed to get the permits to film on this busy street, but the interior was built on a sound stage in West London.
Troubled Blood was adapted as part of the television series starring Tom Burke as Cormoran Strike and Holliday Grainger as Robin Ellacott. Filming began in February 2022.Where was the wedding filmed in Strike? ›
Swinton Park is a hotel just outside of Masham, North Yorkshire. This is the venue of Robin Ellacott and Matthew Cunliffe's wedding reception on 2nd July 2011, in the prologue of Lethal White.Where was Strike Back season 3 filmed? ›
Season 3 of Strike Back or Strike Back: Vengeance, as it is known in the United Kingdom aired in August 17, 2012. Filming for the 10-part series began in South Africa in early 2012.
The BBC TV series is set in Cornwall as the main character Strike has Cornish connections having been brought up here and this is the first time it has been filmed in Falmouth.What happened to Margot in Troubled Blood? ›
There, Janice had prepared a sack of concrete and bribed drug addict Gwilhelm Athorn to let her put him and his family to sleep while she killed Margot. Janice encased Margot's body in concrete and stashed it inside the Athorns' ottoman, which is where Robin found it decades later.What are the two names at the end of Troubled Blood? ›
Troubled Blood ends with Robin and Cormoran heading to the Ritz hotel together to celebrate her 30th birthday.Where is the seaside town in Strike? ›
Strike and Robin head to the seaside town of Skegness in the hopes of finding and interviewing Steven Douthwaite, a witness who took almost a year to find. Here's an overhead shot of where they parked. You can see the green waterway winding along on the right hand side of the photo.What was filmed in Falmouth? ›
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