With all the amazing technology using in films and TV series nowadays, we sometimes fail to recognise the locations where they have been filmed – even if they are located just around the corner form where we live! Did you know that popular films such as James Bond, Captain America and Harry Potter were partly filmed in Surrey?!
Today I’m collaborating with PCA Predict (http://www.pcapredict.com/address-capture-software/) to share some of my favourite films that were partly shot in Surrey.
Dunsfold Park is perhaps better known for being home to the popular Top Gear TV series. However, not many people know that the same location actually doubled up as Miami International Airport in the 2006 James Bond film, Casino Royale! More recently, Hankley Common was used in the 2012 James Bond film Skyfall where the area was used to depict James Bond’s childhood home.
Areas of Virginia Water in Surrey were used in the filming of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban where Harry famously confronted the dementors at the lake in fictional Little Whinging in Surrey. Following that, Virginia Lake was also used in the Goblet of Fire, whilst Surbiton Train Station featured in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince where Harry sat on Platform 1 reading the Daily Prophet.
Of course, I couldn’t write this post and not give a mention to one of my all-time favourite film trilogies – Bridget Jones! In fact, St James’ Church in the picturesque village of Shere can actually be spotted in Bridget Jones – The Edge of Reason right in the final wedding scene! Incidentally, this location can also be seen in The Holiday, where Cameron Diaz gets dropped off in front of the church graveyard in the Christmassy rom-com!
Four Weddings and a Funeral
If you’re a Bridget Jones and Hugh Grant fan like I am, you may be interested to know that the beautiful St Michael’s church in Betchworth and the church of St Peter and St Paul at Albury Park in Albury was also featured in the film.
Bonus film: Spiceworld
And for any Spice Girls fans out there (like myself!!), did you know that part of the amazing Spiceworld movie was filmed at Ham House in Richmond!? Seems like it’s time to re-watch an old favourite!