His Dark Materials starts filming in Oxford

It looks very much as though filming has now begun on the eagerly-awaited new BBC adaptation of His Dark Materials.

Based on the Philip Pullman book, the new adaptation stars James McAvoy, Dafne Keen and Clarke Peters. It had been revealed that filming was to head to Oxford city centre this month, but the first reports of location work have come from Oxford University’s New College.

Bad Wolf Productions is overseeing the production, which is heading to the BBC next year. As production moves around Oxford over the coming weeks, expect a fair few more location snaps…