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15+ Celebs You Might Spot in Vancouver This January

Photo: Chris Hemsworth

While there are no mega pop stars in town this month for concerts there are a number of Hollywood actors shooting movies and TV shows:

Here’s who you can expect to see around town this month.


Anna Kendrick

Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick plays Santa’s daughter, Nicole Claus, in the Disney movie Noelle which started filming in Vancouver last October and wraps up January 19. Additional shooting is also taking place in Whistler. The Christmas movie is slated for release on November 8, 2019.



The movie also stars Bill Hader, Billy Eichner and Shirley MacLaine.


Candace Cameron Bure

DJ Tanner from Full House and Fuller House aka Candace Cameron Bure reprises her role in the 8th and 9th installments of the Aurora Teagarden TV Movies. The back-to-back productions are filming until February 28. The 7th movie in the series  aired on Hallmark on January 7.


Freddie Highmore & Daniel Dae Kim

Freddie Highmore stars in The Good Doctor produced by Lost star Daniel Dae Kim. The show regularly films at Vancouver Community College and continues production of its first season until March 1. Highmore previously starred in Bate’s Motel which also filmed in town.



Katherine Langford

13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford plays the lead role in the sci-fi film Spontaneous which starts filming in town on January 29. It’s based on the young adult novel of the same name by Aaron Starmer.


Lucy Hale

Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale plays Stella, who is cured from terminal cancer and has to deal with all the life choices she made during her dying-days. The pilot episode shot in Vancouver last year and was picked up for a full first season. Season 1 shoots around town until January 12 and premieres on The CW on March 7.



Bad Times at the El Royale cast

There’s good times ahead with Bad Times at the El Royale starring Chris Hemsworth, Jeff Bridges, Russel Crowe, Dakota Johnson, Cailee Spaeny and Cynthia Eriv. The movie is scheduled to shoot from January 29 to April 6, 2018. Director Drew Goddard made his debut in 2012 with The Cabin in the Woods which also starred Chris Hemsworth. He is also known for being an Executive Producer in 2015’s space movie The Martian starring Matt Damon.

Chris Hemsworth

Thor himself!


Jeff Bridges

The Dude! Jeff Bridges also starred in the sequel TRON: Legacy which filmed in Vancouver.


Russell Crowe

“What we do in life echoes in eternity” – Russel Crowe (Maximus), Gladiator (2000).

Dakota Johnson

Daughter of Hollywood royalty (Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson) was recently added to the cast along with Russell Crowe. She previously filmed the three Fifty Shades movies in Vancouver.

Riverdale cast

CW’s Riverdale continues production of Season 2 in town until March 21.


KJ Apa


Lili Reinhart


Camila Mendes


Cole Sprouse


Plus the rest of the cast: Marisol Nichols, Madelaine Petsch, Ashley Murray, Madchen Amick, Luke Perry, Mark Consuelos, Casey Cott and Skeet Ulrich


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