Vera filming takes place in Howick Park, Monkwearmouth.

From Get Carter to Vera: TV dramas and movies filmed in the Sunderland area

Sunderland and the surrounding County Durham area have proved a magnet for TV and film makers across the decades.

With ITV detective series Vera back recording in the city, we recall some of the famous and not-so-famous productions set here as well as exploring near misses, movie myths and gaffes.

Dawdon's industrial beaches memorably doubled as planet Fiorina 161 at the start of 1992 science fiction movie Alien III.

1. Alien III

Dawdon's industrial beaches memorably doubled as planet Fiorina 161 at the start of 1992 science fiction movie Alien III.
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American directors Anthony Russo, left, and Joe Russo chatted with fans and the Very Reverend Andrew Tremlett, the Dean of Durham Cathedral, middle, while shooting scenes in 2017 at the cathedral for their blockbuster movie.

2. Avengers: Infinity War

American directors Anthony Russo, left, and Joe Russo chatted with fans and the Very Reverend Andrew Tremlett, the Dean of Durham Cathedral, middle, while shooting scenes in 2017 at the cathedral for their blockbuster movie.
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Easington Colliery doubled as fictional Everington in the 2000 movie about the boy from a mining community who dreams of becoming a professional ballet dancer. The now demolished "A" streets provided the backdrop.

3. Billy Elliot

Easington Colliery doubled as fictional Everington in the 2000 movie about the boy from a mining community who dreams of becoming a professional ballet dancer. The now demolished "A" streets provided the backdrop.
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Sunderland Royal Hospital was the setting for the 2014 movie about an epileptic played by Agyness Deyn.

4. Electricity

Sunderland Royal Hospital was the setting for the 2014 movie about an epileptic played by Agyness Deyn.
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