Where was Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation filmed? Guide to all the Locations

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The 2015 installment of the action spy film series Mission Impossible, was the fifth from the globetrotter franchise and is widely considered one of the best in the saga.

It's been almost 20 years since the first movie of the series starring Tom Cruise as IMF agent Ethan Hunt was released in 1996. On this occasion, Rogue Nation was filmed in Morocco, Austria, and the United Kingdom.

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation Location

The plot revolves around Agent Hunt and his team as they try to take down a shadowy organization called the Syndicate, which is made up of rogue former agents from various intelligence agencies.

The supporting cast is led by Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust, a mysterious double agent who becomes Ethan's ally in the fight against the Syndicate. Simon Pegg provides comic relief as the lovable tech genius Benji, and Jeremy -Hawkeye- Renner and Ving Rhames round out the team as agents William Brandt and Luther Stickell, respectively.

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

Where was Rogue Nation filmed?

Rogue Nation plane scene
From the opening scene where Ethan hangs off the side of an airplane as it takes off, the movie is packed with adrenaline-fueled set pieces.

Tom Cruise is a real adrenaline junkie... he likes to do his own stunts. In Rogue Nation he puts himself in serious danger, hanging onto the side of a plane as it takes off.

The airport in Minsk, Belarus, was actually filmed at RAF Wittering station in Cambridgeshire, England.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
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Vinyl Offer store
The Vinyl Offer record store was located on the small alley Air Street outside Regents Street in Piccadilly, London.
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Great Windmill Street
The red telephone box is located on Great Windmill Street, near the Windmill Soho Nightclub.
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Schottenring U4 metro station
Benji receives by mail tickets to see Turandot opera in Vienna.

The subway scene was filmed at the Schottenring U4 metro station.
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Vienna State Opera
The elegant Vienna State Opera served as the backdrop for the climactic sequence where the Syndicate is targeting the Austrian Chancellor.

Built at the end of the 19th century, the luxurious Wiener Staatsoper is considered one of the most important opera houses in Europe.
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Bow Locks Railway Bridge
According to Movie-locations.com, the boat with the secret station on the Danube is located near the Bow Locks Railway Bridge over the Lee Navigation Canal in Bromley-By-Bow in London.
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Tigmi Hotel
The villa in a Moroccan town was filmed at the Tigmi Hotel.

This four-star accommodation with a swimming pool is located in a Berber village called Douar Tagadert el Kadi in the south of Marrakesh.
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Fawley Power Station
The secure building in Casablanca is the Fawley Power Station, a facility near Southampton that closed down in 2013.

To film the diving scene, Cruise was trained by a top specialist to hold his breath underwater for up to... six minutes!
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Kasbah of the Udayas Rabat
The chase scene was filmed at the Old Medina and Derb Sultan districts of Casablanca, and the Kasbah of the Udayas historic neighborhood in Rabat.

Pictured, the fortified Bab Oudayas monumental gate of the Kasbah of the Udayas in Rabat, dating back to the 12th century.
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Tom Cruise BMW M3
Tom Cruise himself drove the BMW M3 in most of the scenes.

Rabat's old town is the main tourist attraction of the capital city of Morocco and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage place.

Marrakesh aerial view houses
Also, a section of the sequence was filmed on the narrow streets of Marrakesh.

The city's Grand Stadium and a bypass section of the motorway were closed for a couple of days to shoot the film.
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Mission Impossible Filming Locations
The motorcycle chase starts at the square where the iconic Mosque Hassan II in Casablanca is located.

Completed in 1993 by King Hassan II, this is the largest mosque in Africa.
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Brompton Cemetery
In London, Ilsa meets Atlee, the founder of the Syndicate and MI6 Director on the River Thames banks, across the Houses of Parliament.

The meeting with her other employee, Solomon Lane (played by Sean Harris), takes place at Brompton Cemetery, one of London's Magnificent Seven cemeteries.
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Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust
The scene where the IMF team meets and Ilsa was filmed at the famous London King's Cross station, the location where Harry Potter and his friends catch the Hogwarts Express from Platform 9 3/4.
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Smithfield Market
Brandt phones Hunley from a phone box on St John Street, near Smithfield Market.
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Rogue Nation house
The scene with the Prime Minister (played by Tom Hollander) was filmed at the Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire.

Built in the early 18th century, this is one of England's largest mansions.

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.
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Mission Impossible Rogue Nation drehorte
The final meeting with the Syndicate members was staged in a fictional restaurant located in front of the Tower of London near Tower Bridge.

This historic castle and fortress have served variously as a royal palace, a prison, a treasury, and now as a museum and tourist attraction.
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Royal Courts of Justice London
The streets around the Middle Temple society served to film the last sequence of the movie.

The scene pictured with the duo being chased was filmed on Bell Yard and The Strand, alongside the Royal Courts of Justice.
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Cloister of the Middle Temple
Ethan jumps out of the window of a building located on Elm Court.

Ilsa's knife fight was recorded at the Cloister of the Middle Temple near the Temple Church, the historic church built in the 12th century by the Knights Templar.
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