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11 famous film locations in Sussex

PUBLISHED: 11:50 17 May 2019 | UPDATED: 11:50 17 May 2019

Daniel Radcliffe; Emma Watson and Rupert Grint (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Daniel Radcliffe; Emma Watson and Rupert Grint (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

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We've rounded up a selection of films from all genres that were either partly, or fully shot here in Sussex. Your favourite might be closer than you think...

The Theory of Everything (2014)

Eddie Redmayne (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)Eddie Redmayne (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Eddie Redmayne's role as Stephen Hawking won him an Academy Award in this film directed by James Marsh. Scenes were filmed on the dunes at Camber Sands!

 

Mr Turner (2014)

Petworth House by Anguskirk (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) via flic.kr/p/u8pQRjPetworth House by Anguskirk (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) via flic.kr/p/u8pQRj

Scenes in this biopic starring Timothy Spall were shot at Petworth House. You can read our feature on the film here.

 

The Inbetweeners Movie (2011)

Blake Harrison, aka, Neil from The Inbetweeners (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)Blake Harrison, aka, Neil from The Inbetweeners (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

Gatwick Airport near Crawley features during the early stages of this 2011 comedy as Will, Simon, Jay and Neil jet off to Malia.

 

Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

Cate Blanchett (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)Cate Blanchett (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)

The green hills at Petworth are used during this film during the scene where the Queen (Cate Blanchett) goes horse riding.

 

The Da Vinci Code (2006)

Shoreham Airport by Miles Sabin (CC BY-SA 2.0) via flic.kr/p/9YUVBZShoreham Airport by Miles Sabin (CC BY-SA 2.0) via flic.kr/p/9YUVBZ

The Ron Howard directed film used the famous terminal building at Shoreham (Brighton City) Airport to portray 'Le Bourget' airport in which the trio in the film flee France.

 

Wimbledon (2004)

Actress Kirsten Dunst and Wimbledon champions Maria Sharapova attend the world premiere of the Universal Feature Actress Kirsten Dunst and Wimbledon champions Maria Sharapova attend the world premiere of the Universal Feature "Wimbledon" (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Peter (Paul Bettany) and Lizzie (Kirsten Dunst) take a break in Brighton during the film. This includes a meal at 'Terraces Bar and Grill' in Madeira Drive looking out to the famous Palace Pier.

 

Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire (2004)

Daniel Radcliffe; Emma Watson and Rupert Grint (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)Daniel Radcliffe; Emma Watson and Rupert Grint (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

The picturesque backdrop to Eastbourne played a part in the fourth Harry Potter movie. Scenes were shot around Seven Sisters and Beachy Head.

 

A View To Kill (1985)

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When Roger Moore played James Bond in the 14th instalment of the franchise, Zorin, the antagonist planned to destroy the Silicon Valley in an earthquake. The abandoned silver mine involved in this plot wasn't actually in California; it was in fact the Amberley Working Museum in West Sussex.

 

Monty Python and The Holy Grail (1975)

John Cleese (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)John Cleese (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Despite being largely filmed in Scotland, the film starring John Cleese featured Bodiam Castle in East Sussex. In this case it was known as 'Swamp Castle'.

 

Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)

Vanessa Redgrave (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)Vanessa Redgrave (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

History tells us that Elizabeth and Mary never actually met; but they did in the film! This meeting took place at a place called 'Fotheringay Castle', which was filmed at Parham House, Storrington, just northwest of Worthing.

 

The Leather Boys (1964)

Butlin's Skyline Pavillion by Phill Davy (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) via flic.kr/p/9NnyadButlin's Skyline Pavillion by Phill Davy (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) via flic.kr/p/9Nnyad

During the film, Reggie and Dot spend their honeymoon in a holiday camp. This holiday camp was indeed Butlins Camp on the south coast in Bognor Regis.

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