Oxfordshire County Council have issued notices confirming that filming of the upcoming film Wonka starring Timothée Chalamet will resume in Oxford this February.

December saw crowds of fans gather on Catte Street in the hopes of catching a glimpse of the Oscar-nominated actor as he left Hertford College, which the crew was using as a base to film around Radcliffe Square.

There had been plans to film on Merton Street in December, but this has been rescheduled to February 15th and 16th. Filming will also take place on Catte Street and New College Lane on February 16th and 17th. Traffic restrictions will be in place on Broad Street from 6am to 10pm on February 16th to allow filming to take place.

Wonka, which is scheduled to release on March 17th 2023, is expected to depict the life of the famous fictional confectioner prior to the opening of his chocolate factory. Alongside Chalamet, the star-studded cast is set to include Oscar winner Olivia Colman, Sally Hawkins, alumnus of The Queen’s College Rowan Atkinson, Matt Lucas, and Matthew Baynton.

Image: Maximillian Bühm/CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons


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