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Lucky Man Londoner joins Stan Lee’s roster of super-heroes, on TV soon

15th January 2016
Stan Lee's Lucky Man was filmed across London
Stan Lee's Lucky Man was filmed across London

Stan Lee’s latest super hero, Lucky Man, is a Londoner, whose adventures hit our small screens on Sky 1 next Friday, January 22nd, at 9pm, showing the capital at its most slick and mysterious.

Southwark, Lambeth, Lewisham, Islington and Camden all set the action-packed stage for star James Nesbitt and his super-power of good luck.

Take a look at the trailer here.

Stan Lee recently told MCM Buzz, “London has everything you could want in a city that has to smack of realism and yet have an air of fantasy about it. I’ve loved London from Arthur Conan Doyle’s descriptions in his novels, and having visited myself. I am thrilled the show is filmed and set here.”

The show’s star James Nesbitt added, “The locations are incredible. We filmed on the top floor of the Tate Modern with extraordinary views of St Paul’s and the river. London will be shown in a very modern context, in quite a slick and sexy way. What is so interesting about the city is that it still has the ancient buildings right next to the modern, and that’s most obvious in the shots of St Paul’s, which makes a very striking image. The pace of the show is integral and London really helps with that.”

FilmFixer manages the Film Office for the London boroughs named above. FilmFixer director Andrew Pavord says, “So many of us are huge fans of Stan Lee and the amazing heroes he’s co-created from Spiderman, Iron Man, Thor, X-Men, and Hulk to the Fantastic Four. It’s wonderful to have a fully-fledged Londoner join their ranks.

“This production has managed to shoot breathtaking scenes with minimal disruption to Londoners. Kind donations were made to many resident groups, so locals might benefit directly.

“These included Clerkenwell Green Conservation Society in Islington and residents in Lambeth’s Mursell Estate and Albert Square. In Southwark, Friends of Burgess Park, Bankside Residents Forum and Shad Thames Residents Associations all received funds by way of thanks as well.”

Filming began in March last year. Along with iconic shots filmed at Tate Modern and Bankside, Southwark also provided a key apartment in Bermondsey Street, where, among other things, in a grisly scene, a head is found in the freezer.

Interiors at Norway Gate were also used. South Sea Street, Sovereign Crescent, Rope Street and Princes Court see action, such as bricks falling from a lorry. Neo Bankside, on Holland Street, is also featured.

Thrilling car chase scenes cross from Southwark over London Bridge, into the City, then back to Trinity Church Square and Borough High Street.

You’ll also see Neate Street, Boundary Row and Leathermarket Gardens.

On top of Tadworth House in Webber Street, a Mayor holds a rooftop press conference. Scenes filmed in London & Partners on Tooley Street feature stunning views from an office overlooking the Thames.

And in Southwark Park James Nesbitt, having escaped from prison, is hiding under a prison van. He appears from beneath the van and a guard chases him through the park.

In Lambeth, having escaped from jail, James Nesbitt runs through the Mursell Estate, chased by a prison guard.

Lewisham’s Rivoli Ballroom in Brockley Road plays a pole dancing club where detectives go to question a character.

In June last year, James Nesbitt was filmed in Islington’s Dingley Place in another thrilling chase sequence involving motorbikes and a lorry.

The hero also finds himself in Collins Music Hall on Essex Road, where a cage fight is being staged.

We see the stunning British Museum in Camden, along with Hatton Garden and Greville Street, Goodenough College in Mecklenburgh Square and St Pancras station.

A motorcyclist charges along North End Way, past Jack Straw’s Castle, before ditching the bike to race up a dirt track from Millfield Lane into Hampstead Heath, towards the Ladies’ Pond.

“We can’t wait to see how this busy shooting schedule translates onto our screens,” says Andrew Pavord. “And we thank the production for being considerate to residents while they filmed in our streets.”