Filming and photography

Find the ideal location in White Cliffs Country.

The iconic cliffs, picturesque countryside and characterful towns and villages in White Cliffs Country have provided ideal locations for a wide range of feature films, television series and videos, most recently:

The Great Escaper (2023; Ecosse Films, BBC Films, Filmgate Films, Ingenious, Pathe UK) was filmed on Dover seafront and Abbot's Cliff, and other locations.

The Serial Killer's Wife (2023; Paramount ) was filmed at Abbot’s Cliff, South Foreland Lighthouse and the White Cliffs of Dover and other locations.

Other recent productions include Rogue Agent (film, 2022), The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (film, 2022), After Love (film, 2021), The Old Guard (film, 2020), Big Boys Don't Cry (film, 2020).

Kent Film Office

All film and TV requests should be directed via the Kent Film Office. Their experienced team can:

  • help source the perfect location, suitable for all types of productions, large and small, blockbuster and budget.
  • issue filming permits through a quick, online application process.

If you wish to film on land owned by Dover District Council you must be granted permission from the council.

These locations include:

  • Public parks and open spaces
  • Beaches and seafronts including St Margaret's Bay and Deal Pier - excluding Dover which is owned by the Port of Dover)

This does not include locations owned by:

To film on land owned by the above organisations you must obtain their permission.

Filming charges

Although there are no charges made for film location enquiries, once your request has been received it will be assessed. Fees are:

  • £910 per day plus VAT
  • £158 per hour plus VAT

These charges are flexible and will depend on the type of film shoot taking place. Extra costs which could be incurred are car parking charges, road closures or payment to leaseholders for use of properties.

Please email for further information.