11 famous film locations in Sussex
PUBLISHED: 14:02 23 March 2018
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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’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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.