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21 celebrities you can spot in Vancouver this December

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Alison Pudsey Nov 30, 2018 5:00 am 2,496

With 21 movies and TV shows filming in the city this month, chances of spotting your favourite stars on location in Vancouver are at an all-time high. It seems like there’s always a chance that a celebrity is right around the corner, waiting to be spotted grabbing an early morning coffee or maybe a few late night drinks.

But don’t leave it up to chance, especially when we can tell you exactly who to keep your eyes peeled for around town. Here are 21 celebrities to try and spot in Vancouver this November.

Freddie Highmore

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Best known for his creepy portrayal of Norman Bates in the TV series Bates Motel, Freddie Highmore will be in the city filming for the second season of The Good Doctor. Highmore has been acting since he was a child and has starred in films like Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryFinding Neverland, and The Spiderwick Chronicles.

KJ Apa

KJ Apa at the "Riverdale" Screening and Conversation at the Paley Center for Media on April 27, 2017 in Beverly Hills, CA

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Oh, Archie *sigh* who can resist this red headed cutie?!

KJ Apa will be in the Vancouver area filming for the third season of Riverdale. Apa is an up and coming actor from New Zealand who snagged the lead role of Archie in Riverdale and has also starred in the feature film A Dog’s Purpose.

Lili Reinhart

Lili Reinhart attends Riverdale press room at Wondercon in Anaheim Convention Center on March 31 2017

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Lili Reinhart will also join Apa on location in Vancouver for Riverdale. Reinhart has the lead role of Betty in the series and has also made appearances in Law & Order: Special Victim’s Unit, along with The Good NeighborMiss Stevens, and Forever’s End. Most recently she was cast in the upcoming film Galveston.

Camila Mendes

Camila Mendes attends Riverdale press room at Wondercon in Anaheim Convention Center on March 31 2017.

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Of course, there would be no Betty without Veronica. Camila Mendes will also be in Vancouver filming for the third season of Riverdale. Rumour has it that Mendes had her first acting job on an IKEA commercial before going on to star in Riverdale as main character Veronica.

Cole Sprouse

Cole Sprouse at the "Riverdale" Screening and Conversation at the Paley Center for Media on April 27, 2017 in Beverly Hills, CA

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Rounding out this foursome is Cole Sprouse, known as character Jughead Jones and narrator of the Riverdale series.

Sprouse rose to fame at an early age starring alongside his twin brother in Disney Channel’s The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. He also starred in Big Daddy and even a few Friends episodes – remember Ross’s adorable son?

Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel

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Jessica Biel may be spotted in Vancouver this December filming for her latest role in the series Limetown. Biel got her start as Mary in the popular TV series 7th Heaven, before going on to star in blockbuster movies like Blade: Trinity, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, and The Illusionist among others.

Dominic Purcell

Actor Dominic Purcell attends the 2015 CW Network Upfront Presentation at the London Hotel on May 14, 2015 in New York City.

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Dominic Purcell will likely be in Vancouver filming for his role in the TV series Legends of TomorrowYou may remember him best as main character Lincoln Burrows from Prison Break which has been renewed for a sixth season.

Eliza Taylor

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Eliza Taylor will be in town until the end of January for her role in The 100, which is currently filming its sixth season. Taylor is best known for playing Janae in Australian soap opera Neighbours, before going on to land the lead role of Clarke in The 100.

Marie Avgeropoulos

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Joining Taylor on the set of The 100 is Marie Avgeropoulos, who plays the main character of Octavia. Avgeropoulos has starred in movies like I Love You, Beth Cooper50/50, and TV series Cult.

Jason Momoa

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Jason Moma will be in Vancouver for his latest role in the TV series See. Moma is usually recognized for playing Khal Drogo in the HBO series Game of Thrones, or as Declan Harp from the Netflix series Frontier.

Ron Livingston

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Ron Livingston may be spotted in Vancouver this month for his latest role in season one of A Million Little Things. Livingston has starred in TV series like Boardwalk Empire, Band of Brothers, and Standoff, or maybe you remember him back in the day as Jack Berger from HBO’s Sex and the City.

Jennifer Connelly

Jennifer Connelly

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Jennifer Connelly will likely be in Vancouver for her latest role in the new TV series Snowpiercer. Connelly has had a variety of roles in movies like A Beautiful Mind, Hulk, Dark Water, and rom-com He’s Just Not That Into You among many others.

Rose McIver

Actress Rose McIver attends the 2015 CW Network Upfront Presentation at the London Hotel on May 14, 2015 in New York City.

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Rose McIver is in Vancouver through to January to film for the fifth season of The CW’s iZombie. McIver is a New Zealand-born actress who made her big screen debut in the movie The Lovely Bones, and has held the lead role of Liv Moore in iZombie since 2015.

Stephen Amell

Stephen Amell at the 34th Annual PaleyFest Los Angeles - The CW at Dolby Theater on March 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA

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Stephen Amell will be in town this month to film the seventh season of Arrow. Born in Toronto, the Canadian actor has also made appearances in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and The Flash, along with Queer as Folk and New Girl to name a few.

Melissa Benoist

Actress Melissa Benoist at the LA Film Festival opening night world premiere of Lowriders at the Cinerama Dome, Hollywood. (Featureflash Photo Agency/Shutterstock)

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Step aside Superman, Supergirl is back to save the day!

Melissa Benoist may be seen in Vancouver this month to film season three of the hit show Supergirl. Benoist has made appearances in GleeHomelandThe Good Wife and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Melonie Diaz

Melonie Diaz attends CW "Charmed" press room at Comic Con 2018, San Diego, California on July 19, 2018

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Melonie Diaz will be in Vancouver this month for her role in season one of The CW’s Charmed. Diaz has starred in movies like Lords of Dogtown, Be Kind Rewind, X/Y and The Cobbler alongside Adam Sandler.

Kiernan Shipka

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This 18-year-old has been acting since she was a child and recently snagged the lead role in Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina filming in Vancouver until the beginning of December. Kiernan Shipka is mostly known for her role as Sally Draper in Mad Men, but you might remember her as the voice of Jinora in the animated series The Legend of Korra.

Grant Gustin

Grant Gustin at the PaleyFEST LA 2015 - "Arrow" and "The Flash" at the Dolby Theater on March 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA

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Back in action for the fifth season of The Flash, Grant Gustin will be on location in Vancouver through to April 2019. Gustin has also had roles in shows like 90210Glee along with making appearances in Legends of TomorrowSupergirl, and Arrow.

Jared Padalecki

Jared Padalecki arrives at the "Supernatural" PaleyFest 2011 at Saban Theatre on March 13, 2011 in Beverly Hills, CA

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Back to film its 14th season, Jared Padalecki will be in the city for his role of Sam in Supernatural. Padalecki has also starred in Gilmore GirlsHouse of Wax and alongside the Olsen twins in New York Minute.

Jensen Ackles

Jensen Ackles arrives at the "Supernatural" PaleyFest 2011 at Saban Theatre on March 13, 2011 in Beverly Hills, CA

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Joining Padalecki on set is Jensen Ackles, who plays Dean in Supernatural. Ackles made his big break starring in the soap opera Days of Our Lives, along with Smallville and My Bloody Valentine 3D.

Molly Parker

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Best known as the ruthless Jackie Sharp on House of Cards, Molly Parker may be spotted in Vancouver filming for season two of Lost in Space, a remake of the 1960s sci-fi series of the same name.

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Alison Pudsey
Lifestyle contributor for Daily Hive. Lover of dogs, coffee, yoga and all things celebrity gossip. Toronto is home, but Vancity has my heart.

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