Peter Rabbit 2 filmed in Macarthur

On set: Domnhall Gleeson and Rose Byrne (picture here filming a different scene) were on set in Brownlow Hill for the production of Peter Rabbit 2. Picture: Sony Pictures Australia

On set: Domnhall Gleeson and Rose Byrne (picture here filming a different scene) were on set in Brownlow Hill for the production of Peter Rabbit 2. Picture: Sony Pictures Australia

Macarthur is headed to the big screen again.

Popular 2018 children's film Peter Rabbit spent two days filming in Camden, and the crew were so impressed they came back for the sequel.

Production of Peter Rabbit 2 - which was originally slated for Australian release this month but has been pushed back to September due to the ongoing coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic - also came to Brownlow Hill to do a day of filming.

The film's human stars, Australian Rose Byrne (Bad Neighbours) and Brit Domhnall Gleeson (The Rise of Skywalker), spent a day filming car scenes in the suburb.

Peter Rabbit 2's visual effects supervisor Will Reichelt said the success of filming in the area the first time around made the production keen to return.

For both films, the Macarthur region's resemblance to English country vistas was a big drawcard.

Camden's Macquarie Grove Road bridge featured prominently in the first film, as Gleeson's Thomas McGregor considered throwing one of the rabbit characters in the river below.

The scene filmed for Peter Rabbit 2 involved a car driving scene, with our lead characters leaving a toy shop.

The Peter Rabbit films are far from the first big screen productions to head to Macarthur for their films.

Angelina Jolie's big-budget war film Unbroken spent time shooting at Onslow Oval, while Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge shot at a private farm in Bringelly.

X-Men film The Wolverine brought Hugh Jackman to Argyle Street Picton and A Place to Call Home filmed all its season's at Kirkham's Camelot mansion.

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