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Dad's Army


Set in 1944, a glamorous journalist descends on Walmington-on-Sea to report on the Home Guard platoon. Little do they know that there is an undercover German spy hiding somewhere in the town.

Filming Across Yorkshire

Uni-versalEXTRAS was the dual extras agency for the Dad's Army feature film. 

Scenes requiring background extras were filmed in multiple locations across Yorkshire, with Hollywood stars descending on Bridlington, Cloughton, Helmsley, Danes Syke, Flamborough Bay, Beverley and Scarborough to name a few.

In addition to background extras for crowd scenes, Uni-versalEXTRAS also supplied doubles for some of the main cast.

When watching Dad's Army, keep your eyes peeled for...

The Platoon, German Officers, Bank Customers and Restaurant Goers

Production Details

Director: Oliver Parker
Cast: Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Toby Jones
Production Company: DJ Films
Year of Release: 2016
Filming location(s): Yorkshire


  • Great fun to be a part of. Toby Jones is exceptional!  

    -Julia  |  Dad's Army

  • Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be one of the 8 members of the 'Special Platoon' who acted in support of the main cast throughout the film. It is an excellent, funny & well acted production. 

    -Neil  |  Dad's Army

  • Being cast as a Special Platoon member gave me the chance to be on set with some very talented actors. The whole atmosphere was friendly and totally professional.  

    -Chris  |  Dad's Army

  • Many thanks to Universal Extras for enabling me to feature in this iconic film as a Special Platoon member.  

    -Harry  |  Dad's Army

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