What has been filmed at Ealing Studios?

It is best known for a series of classic films produced in the post-WWII years, including Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), Passport to Pimlico (1949), The Lavender Hill Mob (1951), and The Ladykillers (1955). The BBC owned and filmed at the Studios for forty years from 1955 until 1995.

Who runs Ealing Studios?

Ben Latham-Jones launches slate after buying out Barnaby Thompson. In a deal reportedly worth seven figures, producer Ben Latham-Jones (Nina) has bought Ealing Studios Entertainment – the production arm of the iconic studio – from Barnaby Thompson and will take over the role of head of studio.

What was filmed in Pinewood Studios?

Productions shot at Pinewood Studios

Feature Film (229)
Title Released Director
Kingsman: The Golden Circle 2017 Matthew Vaughn
Paddington 2 2017 Paul King
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 2016 Gareth Edwards

Can you visit Ealing Studios?

Named after the London borough in which it was situated, Ealing Studios has been at the centre of the British Film Industry since 1902 and as such, it’s the oldest film studio in the world. Unfortunately the studio management is unable to allow tours of the site at this time.

When did Ealing cinema close?

170. It was a popular cinema in good condition, showing first run films. The Empire Cinema was closed on 6th September 2008. The auditorium and foyer areas were demolished in early-2009, and a new 16-screen multiplex cinema for Empire Cinemas was planned to be built behind the original façade.

Where was Pimlico passport filmed?

All of the Pimlico scenes were in fact filmed in the heart of Lambeth. Much of the area seen, including many of the shops and streets, was an ambitious set built on a genuine bombsite on Lambeth Road, where the China Walk estate is today. However, many of the buildings are real and still standing.

What are the top 10 Ealing comedies?

The Ealing Comedies

  • Hue and Cry (1947) 82 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime.
  • Another Shore (1948) 77 min | Comedy.
  • Passport to Pimlico (1949) Approved | 84 min | Comedy.
  • Whisky Galore! ( 1949)
  • Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
  • A Run for Your Money (1949)
  • The Magnet (1950)
  • The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

Where was Harry Potter filmed?

Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, where much of the film series was shot. Harry Potter was also filmed in other areas, including Pinewood Studios.

What county is Ealing in UK?

Ealing, outer borough of London, England, midway between central London and the western periphery of the metropolis. It is part of the historic county of Middlesex.

Who wrote Passport to Pimlico?

T. E. B. Clarke
Passport to Pimlico/Screenplay

Is Pimlico part of Burgundy?

As the charter had never been revoked, an area of Pimlico is declared to still be a legal part of Burgundy.

What is the history of Ealing Studios?

Ealing Studios are synonymous with the comedy films produced there in the 1940s and 1950s, but for over thirty years they were the home of filmed productions at the BBC. The BBC acquired the site from the struggling film company in 1955 and transformed it into its Television Film Studios (TFS) operation starting in 1955.

When did Associated British Picture Corporation acquire Ealing Studios?

In 1958, Associated British Picture Corporation acquired Ealing’s parent company, Associated Talking Pictures, together with its extensive film library.

When was St Trinian’s filmed at Ealing Studios?

The BBC owned and filmed at the Studios for forty years from 1955 until 1995. Since 2000, Ealing Studios has resumed releasing films under its own name, including the revived St Trinian’s franchise.

Why did the BBC buy back Ealing Studios?

With the BBC seeking to reduce costs and in particular studio facilities, a decision was taken to sell Ealing Studios on the open market. Although a sale was agreed with BBRK, the BBC inserted a buy-back clause so that in the event that BBRK (for whatever reasons) put the site up for sale then the BBC would have first option to purchase.