Where was Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation filmed?

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The new installment of the action spy film series Mission Impossible, it's already the fifth from a franchise that travels a lot in every episode of the saga.

It's been almost 20 years since the first movie of the series was released, in 1996. The last one, nicknamed Ghost Protocol, happened to be the most international part of all of them.

Ghost Protocol included spectacular sequences from different places around the globe. We saw Tom Cruise climbing the tallest building in the world in Dubai and the Kremlin blowing up in Moscow.

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation Motorbike

On this occasion, Morocco is the star country where Mission Impossible was filmed. The other main shooting locations, though less exotic, are located in the United Kingdom and Austria.

Here is our spoiler-free guide to the filming locations of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation.

Mission Impossible Filming Locations
It's always a good idea to enhance outdoor scenes with iconic monuments, like the Mosque Hassan II in Casablanca, the largest in Africa.


Shooting in Old Medina Casablanca
The production team was filming around Old Medina and Derb Sultan districts of Casablanca.
Image courtesy of Paramount Pictures


Kasbah of the Udayas
We move to Rabat, where a chase scene was shot near the walls of the Kasbah of the Udayas.

The fortified old town of the Kasbah is the main tourist attraction of the capital city of Morocco.
Image courtesy of Paramount Pictures and Luiz Barucke


Mission Impossible BMW M3
Tom Cruise himself was driving the BMW M3 in most of the scenes. Rabat is listed as an UNESCO World Heritage place, including the older parts of the city dating back to the 12th century.


Marrakesh square sunset
Some shots were filmed in the narrow streets of Marrakesh. The Grand Stadium of the city was closed for a couple of days for filming purposes.


Empty Jemaa el-Fna square with a car
View of the Jemaa el-Fna square in Marrakesh, a fabulous setting for promotional posters.

If you've been in Marrakesh, this is the bustling medina quarter's square and marketplace, always full of tourists and vendors.


Scene Vienna State Opera
We continue in Austria. The elegant Vienna State Opera was the location for several scenes.

Built at the end of the 19th-century, the luxurious Wiener Staatsoper is considered one of the most important opera houses in Europe.

In one scene, Tom Cruise and Rebecca Ferguson are jumping from the roof of the building. Also a few shots were filmed in the city's subway.


Fawley Power Station
We are now in UK, in the Fawley Power Station near Southampton. Here is where Tom Cruise sneaks in for a risky dive.

To film this scene, he was trained by a top specialist to hold his breath underwater for up to... six minutes!
Image by Paramount Pictures and Npower


Rogue Nation house
The streets of London around the Middle Temple society served to filmed some more scenes.

The meeting with the Prime Minister was filmed at The Blenheim Palace in Woodstock (Oxfordshire). Built in the early 18th-century, this is one of England's largest houses.

This impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site has been featured in many Tv shows and movies. This is also one of the locations where the 2021 Cinderella movie was filmed.
Image courtesy of DeFacto - Map


Mission Impossible Plane scene behind the scenes
But no doubt, the best stunt of the movie is the one of the plane, filmed in the RAF Wittering station in Cambridgeshire.

It seems to be that Tom Cruise is a real adrenaline junkie... he likes to do his own stunts. In Rogue Nation he put himself in serious danger, hanging onto the side of a plane as it takes off!
Image by Paramount Pictures / Christian Black

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