Is Fantastic Beasts filming in Cardington?

Warner Brothers lorry arriving at Cardington Shed 2 PNL-151116-124726001
Warner Brothers lorry arriving at Cardington Shed 2 PNL-151116-124726001

What’s that heading into Shed 2 at Cardington? Rumour has it film crews have taken over the iconic hangar to film the latest JK Rowling film, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.

The 2001 Harry Potter spin-off book is currently in production by Warner Brothers. It follows the adventures of the ficitious author Newt Scamanader, who wrote the book Fantastic Beasts which Harry Potter reads at Hogwarts.

It is set in New York, 70 years before Harry’s story starts.

Bedford’s eagle-eyed shed enthusiast Trevor Monk spotted the Warner Brothers lorrys heading to the shed, where he believes the film is being made under the codename Boswell.

Officially, the film is being made at Warner Brothers’ Leavesden Studios, Hertfordshire, which has used Cardington in the past to house sets for the Batman series.

Fantastic Beasts, due out next year, stars Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, and Colin Farrell.

Photo by Jeremy Endersby.