Romford recently saw music superstars Headie One and Stormzy paying a visit to shoot the video for their track Cry No More, but that is not the first time a film crew came to the town.

It has been the backdrop for many other films, TV shows and music videos over the years.

Havering Council has recently said it is committed to cementing the borough’s place as a hub for the creative sector.

Here’s a list of some of the other times Romford was used as either a setting or a filming location:

The Prodigy’s Voodoo People (2005)

A music video for Pendulum's remix of the Essex-based dance and electronic music band's classic track Voodoo People was partly filmed in Romford.

Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace (2004)

This parody horror/drama series set in the 1980s was produced by Channel 4 and had a hospital in Romford as its main setting. 

While the actual filming of the show reportedly took place in an abandoned hospital in Middlesex, the show portrayed a spooky Romford.

The series was created by Matthew Holness and Richard Ayoade, who also star in it, and is about a doctor who works at a fictional Darkplace Hospital.

Read More: Stormzy and Headie One in Romford filming music video

Twist (2021)

A 2021 British crime drama directed by Martin Owen and starring Sir Michael Caine, Rita Ora and Lina Headey among others is an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ 1838 novel Oliver Twist.

Romford is listed on the IMDb website as one of the locations for the film. It was released on Sky Cinema.

Look Back in Anger (1959)

This old-time classic starring Richard Burton is about the journey of an angry university graduate coming to terms with his middle-class life.

Directed by Tony Richardson, the film had some scenes shot in Romford Market.

Rom Boys: 40 Years of Rad (2020)

The documentary film tells the story of a group of old school skaters, BMXers and street artists who team up to save Rom Skatepark.

Matt Harris is the director behind the film that is available on Amazon Prime Video.

Cry No More by Headie One and Stormzy (2024)

The music video for the song by rapper Headie One and featuring Stormzy was filmed in Romford at various locations including near the Angel Way car park and in Market Place. The video was released on Friday (April 19).