Cara Delevingne parties in Prague, Orlando Bloom skinny dips in the Berounka

Czech film production has been in full swing since the end of 2020, and a revolving roster of A-listers has been spied across the city into the 'burbs.

Raymond Johnston

Written by Raymond Johnston
Published on 16.08.2021 17:02 (updated on 16.08.2021)

The possibility of spotting a celebrity in the Czech capital this summer is quite high, with several productions converging on Prague at once. While “The Gray Man” with Ryan Gosling and “Spaceman” with Adam Sandler have wrapped, filming continues on the series “Carnival Row,” with Cara Delevingne and Orlando Bloom.

If social media is any indication the show's stars Cara Delevingne and Orlando Bloom are enjoying the location. Delevingne was spotted celebrating her 29th birthday with friends at Wine Not bar on Masarykovo nábřeží in the city center over the weekend.

She was seen leaving with presents before the party ended. A bit later in the evening police had to remind the remaining revelers of the noise rules that apply after 10 pm, according to Czech tabloid reports.

Film production company Stillking, which is making “Carnival Row,” shared an Instagram image of Delevingne blowing out candles, along with picture of presents, flowers, and balloons for 29, on the set on Aug. 12, which was her actual birthday.

A few days earlier, she posed for pics with a few people at the annual Prague Pride at the Pride Village on Střelecký ostrov. Delevingne has long been a vocal supporter of LGBT+ rights.

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She also shared a picture of herself in a paddleboat near Charles Bridge in June, shortly after filming on the new season began. The post has racked up over 575,000 likes.  

Co-star Bloom posted several short videos of himself riding a bike just outside of Prague in July, and swimming in the Berounka river in August.

Bloom's wife Katy Perry also posted photos of her Prague adventures to Instagram earlier this summer which included visits to Chocotopia, and Bobovka Prosek bobsleigh track.

In June and July, it was easier to spot the action scenes being filmed for the spy thriller “The Gray Man” than the stars themselves.

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An outdoor set was built on náměstí Jana Palacha, with several police vehicles and a tram in various states of damage. The front of Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (UMPRUM) was converted in a restaurant garden called Jágr, and the Rudolfinum had colorful banners for a faux production of “Rusalka.”

Signs in front of the fake eatery offered reasonable prices for Czech cuisine, considering the location. Svíčková was CZK 235 and steak tartare was CZK 215.

The fake restaurant at the UMPRUM building. (Photo: Raymond Johnston)
The fake restaurant at the UMPRUM building. (Photo: Raymond Johnston)

The production was also in Prague 7, setting off explosions near the National Gallery at Veletržní palác, at náměstí Republiky, and at an office complex in Prague’s Karlín district. Aside from Gosling, the film also starred Chris Evans and Ana de Armas.

Also earlier in the summer, a few people were able to get a selfie with Adam Sandler, who, despite traveling with a body guard agreed to a few quick snaps but only while wearing a face mask.

“Spaceman,” based on the novel “Spaceman of Bohemia” shot scenes in Desfours Palace, the Prague Congress Center, and Radotín, among other places. The film also features Carey Mulligan.

One person took his picture, but was unaware who it was until later, at least according to what they posted on Twitter.

Other recent productions in Prague include “White Bird,” “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” and “Oslo.”

Variety reports that "big-scale productions have found the timing of their shoots in the Czech city to be ideal, as Prague’s usual summer tourist crowds have still not returned and a surfeit of crew talent is available owing to layoffs in other industries over the past year."

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