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New Photos Reveal Star Wars: Andor Possibly Filming at Winspit Quarry in Dorset, England

Discussion in 'SWNN News Feed' started by SWNN Probe, May 10, 2021.

  1. SWNN Probe

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    After wrapping filming in Cleveleys, the production of Star Wars: Andor is reportedly getting ready to start shooting in their next location, Dorset, England. According to Bournemouth Echo, the disused Winspit Quarry, based near the rural village of Worth Matravers on the East Dorset coast, has been closed to the public for two weeks now. There are photos of the location with production being set up, and it certainly gives off those Star Wars location vibes. Let's take a look.



    The report is saying they are preparing for a Star Wars show to begin filming there very soon -- the only Star Wars show filming in the UK right now is Andor. Therefore, if they are right about this being a Star Wars production, we are looking at the next location for the Diego Luna-led show.



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    The report is saying that new scenes will be filmed over the next few weeks here, which is supported by several signs like this one, displayed at the entrance to the quarry:



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    Also according to the report, security guards are granting access only to film crews or vehicles into the area, with the main walking path being closed to the public. However, walking is allowed above the site, so there is a clear view of the set from up there, as we see in these pictures:



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    Between this and the Cleveleys location shoot, it looks like the show is showcasing a coastal environment, so the scenes filmed here might be for the same planet in that far away galaxy.



    Thanks to our reader Ian who let us know about this report.



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    Could be a good use for shore troopers!
     
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    This is only an hour away from where I live... perhaps I need to take a drive and check it out ;)
     
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    Do it! Do it right now! :D
     
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    I did try the same thing when they were filming the opening Corellia sequences for Solo near me too... got chased off by security though :D
     
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    Winspit Quarry has been used in many BBC tv productions and will be easily recognisable to British audiences as it appeared in Doctor Who and Blakes Seven. Quarrys are an in-joke in the Doctor Who fan circles, as many episodes were filmed in quarrys as they make cheaMore recently, it was used as a location in the film John Carter.

    Its a bit silly to use this place as a Star Wars location as its so familar and will look a bit fake, a bit like how using east London's Canary Wharf Underground station in Rogue One was. A US equivilent would be the famous Vasquez Rocks park near Los Angeles, which has been used in just about every US sci-fi series ever made.

    Getting to Winspit Cove and the quarry by train is pretty easy, get a train down to Swanage then walk west a couple of miles. You're free to walk to Winspit Cove, as the UK has ancient right to roam laws. However, Winspit Quarry itself is now privately owned, so you could be removed for breaking trespass, which in itself is not a criminal act, as trespass is only regarded as a civil offence in which you may be asked to leave and eventually removed if you disobey.
     
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