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11 celebrities you can spot in Vancouver in April

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Alison Pudsey Mar 30, 2017 3:07 am 7,185

Is there anything better than a celebrity sighting? To help you snap your star selfie this April we put together a list of celebrities you’ll find in and around Vancouver this April.

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 Neil Patrick Harris

Actor Neil Patrick Harris attends the premiere of NETFLIX's Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events" at AMC Loews Lincoln 13 Theater on January 11, 2017 in New York City.

Actor Neil Patrick Harris attends the premiere of NETFLIX’s Lemony Snicket’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events” at AMC Loews Lincoln 13 Theater on January 11, 2017 in New York City. (Debby Wong/Shutterstock)

Neil Patrick Harris will be in Vancouver filming A Series of Unfortunate Events season 2 in April.

Harris is best known for ‘suiting up’ as his character Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother in which he won a People’s Choice Award for Favourite TV Comedy Actor. He now returns to the screen for a more serious role as the series main antagonist Count Olaf.  The series got a five star rating on Netflix for season one.

Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson attends the premiere of "The Shallows" at the AMC Lincoln Square Theater on June 21, 2016 in New York City.

Liam Neeson attends the premiere of “The Shallows” at the AMC Lincoln Square Theater on June 21, 2016 in New York City (JStone/Shutterstock)

We watched him save the day and rescue his daughter in Taken and then his ex-wife in Taken 2, and now Liam Neeson is returning in another action packed film Hard Powder. The film follows a snowplow driver who seeks revenge against drug dealers he believes killed his son.  

Emmy Rossum

Emmy Rossum at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, USA on September 18, 2016.

Emmy Rossum at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, USA on September 18, 2016 (Tinseltown/Shutterstock)

Starring alongside Neeson in Hard Powder is Emmy Rossum who is best known for her role as Fiona Gallagher in the TV series Shameless. 

Cameron Monaghan

Cameron Monaghan at the FOX TV TCA Winter 2017 All-Star Party at Langham Hotel on January 11, 2017 in Pasadena, CA

Cameron Monaghan at the FOX TV TCA Winter 2017 All-Star Party at Langham Hotel on January 11, 2017 in Pasadena, CA (Helga Esteb/Shutterstock)

Rumour has it that this Shameless actor will be in town for his new role as Luke Hunter in Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet this April. Production for the film started in late March.

Jon Bernthal

Jon Bernthal arrives at the The Walking Dead PaleyFest2011 Event at Saban Theater on March 4, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA

Jon Bernthal arrives at the The Walking Dead PaleyFest2011 Event at Saban Theater on March 4, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA (Helga Esteb/Shutterstock)

Jon Bernthal will be in Vancouver filming for his role in the crime thriller Stingray – which the Australian actor also co-wrote the script for. You may remember him as Shane Walsh from the AMC series The Walking Dead .

Joel Edgerton

Joel Edgerton during the 72th Venice Film Festival 2015 in Venice, Italy

Joel Edgerton during the 72th Venice Film Festival 2015 in Venice, Italy (Matteo Chinellato/Shutterstock)

Also starring in Stingray alongside Bernthal is actor and filmmaker Joel Edgerton. Edgerton has made appearances in films such as Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, Warrior,  The Great Gatsby and most recently, as a corrupt FBI agent in the drama Black Mass.

Jeremy Piven

Jeremy Piven at the 21st Annual Huading Global Film Awards - Arrivals at The Theatre at The ACE Hotel on December 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA

Jeremy Piven at the 21st Annual Huading Global Film Awards – Arrivals at The Theatre at The ACE Hotel on December 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA (Helga Esteb/Shutterstock)

He made us laugh, and sometimes cringe, with his explicit humour as Ari Gold in Entourage. But Jeremy Piven will be in town throughout April for a more serious role in Wisdom of the Crowd.

The film features a tech innovator who takes crime-solving to the next level by creating a crowd-sourcing hub to try and solve his daughter’s murder.

Kristen Connolly

Kristen Connolly at the Nokia Theater on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles (Helga Esteb/Shutterstock)

Kristen Connolly at the Nokia Theater on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles (Helga Esteb/Shutterstock)

Kristen Connolly, star of The Cabin in the Woods, is likely in Vancouver until June, filming her TV show Zoo, about a scientist investigating a rash of violent animal attacks.

Molly Parker

Molly Parker at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Awards - Day 1 - Arrivals at the Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA (Helga Esteb/Shutterstock)

Molly Parker at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Awards – Day 1 – Arrivals at the Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA (Helga Esteb/Shutterstock)

Better known as ruthless Jackie Sharp on House of Cards, Molly Parker could well be in Vancouver through to June, filming Lost in Space, a TV remake of the 1960s sci-fi series about a family struggling for survival in outer space.

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)

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

Another Vancouver regular, Melissa Benoist, will likely be in town this month, to continue filming Supergirl. Benoist may also be joined by co-stars Tyler Hoechin and Calista Flockhart; filming continues through April.

Adam Devine

April 9, 2016: Adam DeVine at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards at Warner Bros Studios.

April 9, 2016: Adam DeVine at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards at Warner Bros Studios. (Featureflash Photo Agency/Shutterstock)

Best known for his quirky charm as Bumper in the Pitch Perfect films, Adam DeVine will be in town filming Game Over, Man! from March 30 through May. At the moment the plot is being kept very hush hush, but is said to be an action comedy starring his Workaholics colleague Anders Holm.


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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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