Thursday, July 29, 2010

Location location location: UK's top cinematic spots

Abstracted from the Independent

Location location location: UK's top cinematic spots

By Nick Daubeny

The Flaxman Gallery and Gustav Tuck Theatre at University College London represent the Paris Architectural School interiors in the film “Inception”.

Farnborough Airport was used for Tokyo. On “Band of Brothers” and “Full Metal Jacket”, he filmed Vietnam at Beckton Gas Works in the East End of London.

Glencoe, Scotland we filmed there “Highlander” and later Harry Potter..

Glen Nevis, was used for medieval villages in Highlander and Braveheart . In Rob Roy.they built a village under Ben Nevis but then, because of heavy rain, decided to rebuild it in Perth.

Dover Castle, Hamlet, used the keep, the moat and corridors.

Durham Cathedral, Elizabeth, and Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films.

28 Days Later, shot in Whitehall and V for Vendetta,

Greenwich Naval College, King Ralph, Patriot Games and The Madness of King George, and with a chapel that stood in for a respected Roman Catholic Church in Four Weddings and a Funeral.

Lancaster House, Reds, King Ralph, National Treasure, Madame Sousatzka and Nine.

Hatfield House, Orlando, The Golden Age, V for Vendetta and out in the woods at Hatfield, was built the concentration camp Landsberg, Band of Brothers.

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, Black Beauty, Barry Lyndon, Hamlet, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and Gulliver’s Travels

Borough Market, London, Bridget Jones and her diary, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, What Every Girl Wants, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. This is Dickensian London. Not many yards from here Dickens set Nancy’s murder in Oliver Twist. It was Elizabethan low-life London , Shakespeare’s re-created Globe Theatre is just round the corner, but for street life from the 18th century onwards, it has to be on the scouting list.

Somerset House, London, Portrait of a Lady, Sherlock Holmes, Goldeneye and Sleepy Hollow.

Nick Daubeny is a location manager whose recent credits include 'Inception', 'The Pacific', the 'Harry Potter' titles, 'Elizabeth: The Golden Age', 'Mission: Impossible III', 'V for Vendetta' and 'Band of Brothers'