A name syn­ony­mous with the Bri­tish film­mak­ing in­dus­try

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - by KATY CLIFTON katy.clifton@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: @Katy_Clifton1

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

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