At the Movies

The Witcher Arrives In Yorkshire

Netflix's highly successful series arrived at numerous locations across the region, bringing Hollywood heart-throb Henry Cavill "up North".

OCTOBER 24th, 2020

© Netflix


ollywood actor Henry Cavill has been spotted in Yorkshire this week, after filming for series two of The Witcher continued across numerous locations throughout the region. The highly successful Netflix show was seen filming scenes at the stunning Gordale Scar ravine and Janet’s Foss Waterfall in Malham, with the actor visiting the local tea rooms for lunch.

Other locations have also been scouted to feature in the upcoming series, with Plumpton Rocks near Harrogate set to be included, as well as the historic Fountain’s Abbey.

Henry Cavill pictured at Gordale Scar in Yorkshire - © Alan Bailey

Cavill, who plays Geralt of Rivia, was spotted on location at Gordale Scar wearing a mask to adhere to COVID-19 rules in the UK. With his recognisable white wig – a signature look for the iconic character – the British actor was seen filming scenes nearby the waterfall and cliffs.

It has been an exciting few months for The Witcher fans as production has begun to focus on the north of England. Locations such as the Lake District and County Durham have followed the Yorkshire Dales as key areas of interest for the production team, and they seem to have garnered the affection of the Hollywood heartthrob, Cavill.

Janet's Foss in Yorkshire - © The Rumble Online

Gordale Scar - © The Rumble Online

In a post on Instagram, the actor shared a photo after training in the Lake District and added the caption: ‘Witcher training focuses on three major aspects… speed, explosive power, and fitness. Which can hurt! I haven’t had the opportunity to run for miles up hill since Gibraltar many years ago! But there is no better place to get back into that groove than the Lake District here at home in the UK. This place has just stormed into my top 3 favourite places in the world. Absolutely loved it.’

The filming for the highly anticipated series has begun to gather pace after postponing due to the pandemic, and whilst the first series focused more on locations in Budapest, Spain and Poland, this time around the UK has taken precedent.

Henry Cavill's post whilst in the Lake District - © Henry Cavill/Instagram

The Witcher is adding to Yorkshire’s already increasing influx of creative projects. In recent years, ITV’s Victoria has filmed across the region, as well as Channel 5’s hugely successful All Creatures Great and Small. The Harry Potter series famously used Yorkshire for parts of their filming locations and the critically acclaimed horror movie Saint Maud is the latest to base themselves in the region, using Scarborough as their backdrop.

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