A name synonymous with the British filmmaking industry
ACCORDING to the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), Buckinghamshire was used as a filming location 26 times in
2015. That put the county at number three in the top 10 areas for filming locations in the UK.
Here are a selection of the many films produced at Pinewood Studios.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens was partly filmed at Pinewood Studios. From starships to R2D2, space-themed props were seen in Buckinghamshire during filming of the Disney smash. The Bucks-based set even had a visit from the Royals!
Pinewood Studios is well known as the home of James Bond and has a stage named after the fic- tional suave spy. Bond movies began filming in 1962 at Pinewood, when Terence Young directed Dr. No . Since then, the action franchise has loyally stuck with the studios, including for the production of Spectre in 2015.
During the 80s, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View to a Kill and The Living Daylights were all filmed at Pinewood.
The long-running Carry On franchise of budget British comedy films stuck with Pinewood Studios from 1958 onwards.
The popular franchise contains the largest number of installments of any British series and is also the longest-running UK film series.
Budgetary constraints meant a large amount of filming took place close to the studios and in and around south Buckinghamshire.
Carry On Camping, made in 1962, was filmed in Burnham Beeches in Buckinghamshire.
The world-famous Harry Potter franchise was frequently filmed at Pinewood.
The natural beauty of Burnham Beeches made for a desirable filming location in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Huge Harry Potter sets were built in the backlots in the studios, from castles to whole villages.
They includes Godric’s Hollow, where the boy wizard and his parents lived when he was a baby.
Many scenes for The Da Vinci Code were filmed in Pinewood, including the opening sequence.
That scene was shot at the 007 stage in Shepperton, where the interior of the Louvre was recreated.
Pinewood’s underwater stage was also used to film sequences for the film based on Dan Brown’s bestselling book.
Barbara Windsor has a wardrobe slip the most famous Carry On scene