Filming of Simon Pegg movie The World's End continues in Welwyn Garden City today

PUBLISHED: 09:27 16 October 2012 | UPDATED: 09:42 16 October 2012

Nick Frost and Simon Pegg during a break in filming of The World's End in Welwyn Garden City

Nick Frost and Simon Pegg during a break in filming of The World's End in Welwyn Garden City


FILM crews are back in Welwyn Garden City town centre today (Tuesday) shooting further scenes for new Simon Pegg movie The World's End.

The stars of the third episode in Pegg and Edgar Wright’s so-called Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy were filming outside Debenhams, in Stonehills, and Sir Theodore’s Way near John Lewis early this morning as commuters made their way to work.

Pegg and co-stars Nick Frost, Martin Freeman and Paddy Considine were all on set as the production crew set up the location.

The World’s End stars Pegg as Gary King, who meets up with four childhood friends and gets his reluctant pals to re-attempt a marathon pub crawl through their hometown.

Welwyn Garden City will feature strongly in the movie, with filmmakers having already shot scenes in the middle of Howardsgate earlier this month.

Today’s filming continues the story, with the main characters wearing the same clothing as before.

WGC pubs The Cork, The Parkway Bar, The Doctors Tonic and The Peatree will also feature in the film.

The Cork, in Howardsgate, has been renamed The Famous Cock for the film, while The Parkway Bar, in Parkway, has become The Cross Hands.

The Doctors Tonic, in Church Road, was called the The Old Familiar for the pre-shoot in September, while The Peartree in Woodhall Lane was transformed into The First Post.

The World’s End, which also stars former Bond girl Rosamund Pike, is the third in the Cornetto Trilogy or the Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy, after Shaun of the Dead in 2004 and Hot Fuzz in 2007.

It is due for release next year, possibly in August.

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