A film and television journalist for over a decade, Gregory was raised in Northern England but is now based in the US. He has written for the BBC, New York Times, Guardian, GQ, and Yahoo! Movies, to name but a few, all while defiantly trying to keep his accent. 
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‘The Kitchen’: How to build a terrifyingly dystopian London in 6 steps

‘The Kitchen’: How to build a terrifyingly dystopian London in 6 steps

When Ridley Scott started work on the visuals for ‘Blade Runner’s dystopian future, he drew inspiration from the chemical plants in Hartlepool near where he grew up.  The Kitchen’s directors Kibwe Tavares and Daniel Kaluuya followed the same path when they began building their version of London for their new Netflix sci-fi. Set in a not-too-distant future where social housing has been all but eliminated, it sees Izi (‘Top Boy’s Kane Robinson) and Benji (Jedaiah Bannerman) navigating life in a tight-knit urban community known as ‘the Kitchen’. The police start throwing people out, but many who live there refuse to leave their homes – and start to fight back.  Even though they’re from different sides of the Thames – Kaluuya was raised near Caledonian Road, while Tavares hails from Streatham and Brixton – the filmmaking pair knew they wanted to make a movie that explored their relationship with a fast-evolving London. ‘And we started to build out from there,’ says Taveres. The director talks us through his approach to world-building his dystopian London – and shares some exclusive concept art...

The best fall getaways in Pennsylvania

The best fall getaways in Pennsylvania

Everyone raves about summer, but we’ve got a special place in our hearts for fall. After all the wild holidays and the parties, the fall weather is a welcome change. And as soon as the greenery begins to change color, Pennsylvania becomes a cozy haven, just waiting to be explored.  In Pennsylvania, there’s a whole load of picturesque towns to discover, and long, scenic nature hikes to take. The best part is it’s not on everyone’s radar, so it won’t be overrun by day-trippers (unlike the likes of New York and New England). We’ve rounded up the best fall getaways in Pennsylvania to experience the state in all its natural beauty. Enjoy.  RECOMMENDED:🍎 The best fall getaways from NYC📍  The best things to do in Philadelphia🍝 The best restaurants in Pittsburgh Monica Weymouth is a writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines.

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Where is ‘Bridgerton’ season 3 filmed? Inside the filming locations you can actually visit

Where is ‘Bridgerton’ season 3 filmed? Inside the filming locations you can actually visit

When work began on Bridgerton’s third season, the team behind Netflix’s smash-hit historical romance knew that they had to take episodes to the next level.  ‘With season three we just wanted to make everything bigger everywhere,’ says location manager Tony Hood. He’s worked on all three seasons, as well as its spin-off Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. ‘More colour, bigger costumes, bigger locations… more everything,’ he says of the ethos behind the grander-than-ever mansions, country piles and manors in the new season. ‘We wanted it bigger and better.’ Fans intent on getting a closer look at how the Bridgerton and Featherington families live will feast their eyes on a plethora of real locations – some old, some new.But finding (and using) those locations comes with some unique challenges. ‘In every room you walk into there are priceless pieces of furniture or art that usually can’t even be breathed on, let alone moved,’ says Hood. ‘We have to shift these things that are worth an astronomical amount of money.’ So what opulent Regency venues appear in season 3? We asked Hood to take us through its locations.  Photograph: Hugh MorhersoleOsterley Park Osterley Park and House, London A few miles west of London, you’ll find the Georgian splendour of Osterley Park and House. The abode, originally dating back to the 1570s, makes a starring turn in the second episode of the new season when it plays host to the Full Moon Ball. ‘It’s a beautiful building,’ says Hood, ‘and it worke

Onde foi filmada 'A Acólita'? As localizações surpreendentes da nova série de 'Star Wars'

Onde foi filmada 'A Acólita'? As localizações surpreendentes da nova série de 'Star Wars'

Situada 100 anos antes dos eventos de A Ameaça Fantasma, a nova série Star Wars, A Acólita, desenrola-se durante uma era nunca antes vista do universo de Star Wars, em imagem real. A série do Disney+ tem Amandla Stenberg como as irmãs gémeas Osha e Mae, que representam o lado bom e o lado negro da Força. O respeitado mestre jedi Sol (Lee Jung-jae de Squid Game) investiga uma série de crimes que o levam a reencontrar a sua antiga aluna Osha, enquanto lida com a sua jovem padawan Jecki Lon (Dafne Keen) e o contrabandista Qimir (Manny Jacinto). Esse novo período temporal levou a criadora Leslye Headland a criar galáxias e mundos que fossem familiares, mas ainda assim diferentes. Para o conseguir, todos os oito episódios de A Acólita foram filmados em vários locais pela Europa. Mas onde exactamente? ©LucasFilm'A Acólita' na Madeira Madeira, Portugal A ilha atlântica da Madeira, mil quilómetros a sudoeste de Portugal, junta-se ao rico mosaico de localizações de Star Wars ao redor do mundo. As filmagens ocorreram na floresta Laurissilva de Fanal, património da UNESCO, e noutras áreas da ilha, incluindo Caniçal, Porto Moniz e Ribeira da Janela, assim como nas ilhas menores próximas de Porto Santo, Desertas e Selvagens. Quase um quarto de A Acólita foi filmado na Madeira, que representa diferentes destinos galácticos na série, incluindo o planeta florestal Khofar, localizado na Orla Exterior e lar do mestre jedi wookiee Kelnacca. A Madeira nunca tinha sido cenário de uma produção d

Where was ‘The Acolyte’ filmed? The surprising locations behind the new Star Wars series

Where was ‘The Acolyte’ filmed? The surprising locations behind the new Star Wars series

Set 100 years before the events of The Phantom Menace, new Star Wars spinoff series The Acolyte unfolds during a never-before-seen era of the live action Star Wars universe The Disney+ show stars Amandla Stenberg as twin sisters Osha and Mae, who represent the light and dark side of the Force. Respected Jedi Master Sol (Squid Game’s Lee Jung-jae) investigates a number of crimes that bring him into contact with his past student Osha, all while he contends with his young Padawan Jecki Lon (Dafne Keen) and smuggler Qimir (Manny Jacinto).   That new time period meant that showrunner Leslye Headland had to create galaxies and worlds that were familiar, yet still distinctive. In order to achieve this, all eight episodes of The Acolyte were filmed in a variety of locations across Europe. But where exactly was it shot? Take a look below to find out.   Lucasfilm Ltd.Scene from Lucasfilm's THE ACOLYTE, exclusively on Disney+. ©2024 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved. Madeira, Portugal The Atlantic island of Madeira, 1000 kilometre south west of Portugal, joins a rich tapestry of Star Wars locations around the world. Filming took place in the UNESCO laurel forest of Fanal, other areas of the island, including Caniçal, Porto Moniz, and Ribeira da Janela, and the smaller nearby isles of Porto Santo, Desertas and Selvagens  Nearly a quarter of The Acolyte was filmed on the island. It stands in for different galactic destinations in the show, including the Outer Rim forest planet of