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Netflix Filming Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman At Guildford Cathedral

Published on: 8 Mar, 2021
Updated on: 10 Mar, 2021

By Hugh Coakley

Filming continues at Guildford Cathedral, rumoured to be a new Netflix series of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman.

At least 10 trucks and several cranes with what appeared to be lighting equipment were present on the approach to the front of the building on Monday, February 8.

Windows on the south side of Guildford Cathedral nave have been blacked out during the filming of what is rumoured to be The Sandman.

The windows on the south side of the nave had been blacked out. It is understood all of the filming is being made inside the cathedral and the equipment outside is providing lighting effects to the interior scenes.

The cathedral and grounds have been closed to the public during filming and security guards were stopping cars and pedestrians. The filming is said to be going on until Wednesday, March 10.

Film vans, cranes and equipment crowded the front of Guildford Cathedral during filming of what is rumoured to be The Sandman.

As is so often the case, social media spotted the activity at the cathedral first with reports going back to February 9 that preparation for filming The Sandman were under way.

A spokesperson for the cathedral did not confirm the rumours about the film but said: “Unfortunately the nature of the filming is confidential and we are bound by a non-disclosure agreement.”

The use of landmarks in films can remain as a local memory long after the film is made. Scenes from the 1976 film, The Omen, were filmed at the cathedral and are often quoted locally whenever the cathedral is mentioned.

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Responses to Netflix Filming Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman At Guildford Cathedral

  1. Sara Tokunaga Reply

    March 10, 2021 at 12:32 pm

    It is rather a shame that, while some cathedrals in the country have opened their doors by supporting their communities and providing vaccination centres, Guildford Cathedral has closed its doors to its local community in pursuit of financial gain.

    • David Wragg Reply

      March 11, 2021 at 11:42 am

      Guildford Cathedral really needs the money, and there are many better places around as vaccination centres. I had my first jab at G Live, with plenty of free car parking and the whole handled very efficiently and in a friendly manner.

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