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Pinewood Studio Wales is a British film and television studio operated by the Pinewood Group in Cardiff, Wales.

The studio was announced in February 2014, after negotiations between Pinewood Group and the Welsh government resulted in an agreement for Pinewood to rent the site of the former Wentloog Environmental Centre in the suburb of St Mellons in north-east Cardiff. Construction began in the second half of 2014, and the studio opened in January 2015.[1]


The historical television series The Bastard Executioner was filmed on Stage 1 of the complex, and in other locations in Wales, and released in September 2015 on FX in the United States.[2]

Studio filming for the fourth series of the BBC drama Sherlock took place at Pinewood Studio Wales in 2016.[3]

A remake of the 1994 film The Crow was slated to be the first film to be shot at the studios in 2015,[4] but production delays put the project on hold.[5]

Filming for BBC Three series Class (a spin-off of Doctor Who) took place here excluding the corridor and hall scenes.[6]


  1. ^ "Pinewood: Studio behind Bond, Star Wars and Avengers enjoys record revenues". Wales Online. 30 June 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Wales captures The Bastard Executioner in show of strength for TV industry". The Guardian. 15 September 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Sherlock season 4 set to be filmed at Pinewood Studio Wales". Wales Online. 11 February 2016. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  4. ^ "The Crow cult film remake at Pinewood Studios, Cardiff". BBC News. 16 March 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  5. ^ "The Crow does not fly but Welsh studio space in demand". BBC News. 3 September 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Wales on screen: BBC drama plans stronger than ever". BBC. Retrieved 19 April 2017.

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