Which means it is no surprise that it is a popular place to film major movies and TV shows from Avengers to Les Miserables have chosen to shoot across the county, including in Portsmouth and Gosport. Here are 16 that were filmed in Hampshire:
Based on The Who's classic 1969 Rock Opera Tommy, the film of the same name was mostly shot in Portsmouth such as at South Parade Pier, Hilsea Lido and Kings Theatre. It was filmed in 1974.
This star studded adaption of the book/ musical Les Miserables filmed scenes at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard with Hugh Jackman being one of the Hollywood stars who arrived in the city for the filming in 2012.
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Scenes for the major 2018 ITV drama Vanity Fair based on William Makepeace Thackerays 19th century novel were filmed at HMS Victory. It featured in scene where British troops were preparing to sail to Belgium before Waterloo.
The first female Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker came to living 17th museum in Little Woodham in Gosport to shoot scenes for episode eight of her first season The Witchfinders episode in 2018.
Hollywood came to Gosport in 2016 with Mark Wahlberg and Sir Anthony Hopkins shooting scenes for Transformers: The Last Knight with HMS Alliance with the car that turns into Bumblebee drawing lots of attention.
Produced by legendary director, the forthcoming film Lyrebird which stars Guy Pearce and is about Dutch folk hero Han van Meegeren who sold art forgeries to the Nazis. It filmed in Portsdown Hill Road in 2018.
Highclere Castle in Highclere was used as the main filming location for the hit TV drama Downton Abbey, serving as the titular abbey. It was also used for upcoming Downton Abbey film due out this year.
This parody of Jane Austen's landmark Pride and Prejudice which features the addition of zombies filmed scenes at Basing House in Old Basing near Basingstoke in November 2014.
The Great Hall in Winchester was used to film scenes for the BBC miniseries adaption of the acclaimed novel Wolf Hall. Filming took place in 2014.
Netflix's Emmy winning drama about Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family has filmed scenes in Winchester in 2016 and 2018. Including at Winchester Cathedral.
Scenes for the second series of BBC's televised Shakespere adaption The Hollow Crown filmed in Winchester's Great Hall. With Benedict Cumberbatch shooting scenes in 2014.
Christopher Nolan's mind-bending 2010 blockbuster Inception filmed a scene at Farnborough airport.
Steven Speilberg filmed scenes for his WW1 epic War Horse at Stratfield Saye House in Stratfield Saye in north-east Hampshire. The film's cavalry scenes were filmed at this location in 2010.
This Brad Pitt staring zombie blockbuster World War Z shot scenes at Aldershot Military Barracks.
This Chris Hemsworth starring dramatisation of the HuntLauda rivalry in Formula One in the 1970s filmed scenes at Blackbushe Airport in Yateley, Hampshire.
Cinema's struggling to cope with online demand for Avengers: Endgame tickets. Picture: PA Photo/Jay Maidment/Marvel 2015