The sequel to Alice in Wonderland, ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ film locations are few. Mostly shot at Shepperton Studios, the mega sound stage based outside of London in the United Kingdom, Alice in Wonderland 2 did add to the 2010 Alice in Wonderland film locations when they chose Gloucester. As The most anticipated fantasy film this summer, it’s no surprise they chose a town known for its “other worldliness” or can we say “its muchness”.
Opens everywhere May 27th 2016!
Four years ago (2010), Tim Burton brought us into a visually stunning world of animation and film with Alice in Wonderland. In my mind a perfect move for the directive talents of Tim Burton. There is with no doubt, any other director who could have nailed Wonderland so flawlessly. I’m eager to see what Director James Bobin has in store for us. Anticipation for Alice Through the Looking Glass is teeming! As most the film destination for the (2010) Alice in Wonderland was set in Cornwall, England, I’m excited to see how Gloucester adds to the franchise.
2010 Alice in Wonderland Film Location Cornwall, England
The Antony House opens the film just before Alice dives into the infamous rabbit hole. The early 18th-century house was built for Sir William Carew between 1711 and 1721 and has continued as the primary residence of the Carew family. The family has owned the estate since the mid-16th century. The house and gardens are open to viewing by the public between March and October.
Charlestown Harbor, Cornwall, England UK
The Charlestown Harbor in Cornwall, England, UK borders the fishing village of Charlestown. It’s really just a fishing village.
2016 Alice in Wonderland 2 Film Location Gloucester, England
Gloucester is known by most residents of the U.K. as “the witchy place”. Known for legends of sorcery, historic accounts of witchcraft and even current pagan festivals, there’s no doubt magic lives in Gloucester. What also lives in Gloucester is England’s most well-preserved Victorian Port. Described by Charles Dickens himself as ‘extraordinary’, and granted Royal Port Status by Queen Elizabeth I in 1580, it thrives with shopping, dining and now the magic of Alice Through the Looking Glass.
The Gloucester Docks
Tall ships sailed into port in Gloucester to create the scene for Alice in Wonderland 2, one of which was named “The Wonder”. You can spend a day here and get photos where the scenes were shot.
Alice in Wonderland Through the Looking Glass Cast
- Johnny Depp (“Pirates of the Caribbean” films, “Alice In Wonderland,” “Mortdecai,” “Black Mass”) returns to the big screen as the Mad Hatter—Hatter Tarrant Hightopp.
- Anne Hathaway (“Les Misérables,” “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Alice In Wonderland,” “Rachel’s Getting Married”) portrays the White Queen—Mirana.
- Mia Wasikowska (“Tracks,” “Jane Eyre” and “Alice In Wonderland”) once again appears as Alice Kingsleigh, who’s on a quest to help the Mad Hatter.
- Helena Bonham Carter (“Cinderella,” “Les Misérables,” “Alice In Wonderland”) returns as the Red Queen—Iracebeth.
- Rhys Ifans (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I,” “Nanny McPhee Returns,” “The Amazing Spider-Man”) fills the shoes of Zanik Hightopp, the Mad Hatter’s father.
- Matt Lucas (“The Labrynth,” “Alice In Wonderland”) returns to the revelry in a dual role as Tweedledee and Tweedledum.
- Ed Speleers (TV’s “Downton Abbey,” “Eragon”) portrays James Harcourt in the film.
- Sacha Baron Cohen (“Hugo,” “Les Misérables”) was called on to bring Time to the big screen.
Voice Over Cast
- Stephen Fry (“24: Live Another Day,” “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” “Alice In Wonderland”) is back as the voice of the Cheshire Cat.
- Toby Jones (“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “Infamous,” “The Girl”) provides the voice of Wilkins.
- Alan Rickman (“Harry Potter” film series, “Alice In Wonderland,” director/actor/co-writer “A Little Chaos”) returns as the voice of the Blue Caterpillar.
- Michael Sheen (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” Parts 1 & 2, “Alice In Wonderland,” “The Queen,” “Frost Nixon”) once again serves as the voice of the White Rabbit.
- Timothy Spall (“Mr. Turner,” “The Kings Speech,” “Harry Potter,” “Alice In Wonderland”) returns to voice Bayard.
- BAFTA-winning actor, writer and comedian Paul Whitehouse (BBC’s “Harry and Paul’s Story of the 2s” and “The Fast Show”; “Alice In Wonderland,” “Corpse Bride”) is back as the March Hare.
- Barbara Windsor (“Carry On,” “EastEnders,” “Alice In Wonderland”) provides the voice of Dormouse again.
Alice in Wonderland 2 (for the internet using world) Alice Through the Looking Glass (for the actual name of this film) is in theaters everywhere May 27, 2016. Save the date. There will be plenty of “muchness” to be had.