Category:Films set in Cornwall
Pages in category "Films set in Cornwall"
The following 52 pages are in this category, out of 52 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 52 pages are in this category, out of 52 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Cornwall – Cornwall is a ceremonial county and unitary authority area of England within the United Kingdom. It is bordered to the north and west by the Celtic Sea, to the south by the English Channel, Cornwall has a population of 551,700 and covers an area of 3,563 km2. Cornwall forms the westernmost part of the south-west peninsula of the island of Great Britain, and this area was first inhabited in the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic periods. It continued to be occupied by Neolithic and then Bronze Age peoples, there is little evidence that Roman rule was effective west of Exeter and few Roman remains have been found. In the mid-19th century, however, the tin and copper mines entered a period of decline, subsequently, china clay extraction became more important and metal mining had virtually ended by the 1990s. Traditionally, fishing and agriculture were the important sectors of the economy. Railways led to a growth of tourism in the 20th century, however, the area is noted for its wild moorland landscapes, its long and varied coastline, its attractive villages, its many place-names derived from the Cornish language, and its very mild climate. Extensive stretches of Cornwalls coastline, and Bodmin Moor, are protected as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Cornwall is the homeland of the Cornish people and is recognised as one of the Celtic nations, retaining a distinct cultural identity that reflects its history. Some people question the present constitutional status of Cornwall, and a nationalist movement seeks greater autonomy within the United Kingdom in the form of a devolved legislative Cornish Assembly. On 24 April 2014 it was announced that Cornish people will be granted minority status under the European Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. The modern English name Cornwall derives from the concatenation of two ancient demonyms from different linguistic traditions, Corn- records the native Brythonic tribe, the Cornovii. The Celtic word kernou is cognate with the English word horn. -wall derives from the Old English exonym walh, the Ravenna Cosmography first mentions a city named Purocoronavis in the locality. This is thought to be a rendering of Duro-cornov-ium, meaning fort of the Cornovii. The exact location of Durocornovium is disputed, with Tintagel and Carn Brea suggested as possible sites, in later times, Cornwall was known to the Anglo-Saxons as West Wales to distinguish it from North Wales. The name appears in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in 891 as On Corn walum, in the Domesday Book it was referred to as Cornualia and in c.1198 as Cornwal. Other names for the county include a latinisation of the name as Cornubia, the present human history of Cornwall begins with the reoccupation of Britain after the last Ice Age. The area now known as Cornwall was first inhabited in the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic periods and it continued to be occupied by Neolithic and then Bronze Age people. The Common Brittonic spoken at the time developed into several distinct tongues
2. Cornwall film locations – Cornwalls rugged landscape and scenery has been used by film and television companies as a backdrop for their productions. S. In 1971, Sam Peckinpahs infamous movie Straw Dogs, starring Susan George, was filmed at St Buryan, cornwalls scenery came to particular prominence in the mid-1970s with the serialisation of Poldark, based on the novels of Winston Graham. More recent success has come with Doc Martin, Wycliffe, Wild West, Penmarric, Frenchmans Creek, in June 2007 it was announced that ex-Neighbours star Jason Donovan is to appear with former EastEnders actress Martine McCutcheon in ITV1s upcoming soap opera about surfing in Cornwall. The former soap stars play ex-lovers in Echo Beach, a drama set in fictional coastal resort Polnarren. The show will run in tandem with Moving Wallpaper, a sitcom starring Ben Miller as a producer desperate to make Echo Beach a success, hinterland - Polzeath and Port Isaac Cold and Dark - South West Film Studios at St Agnes Ladies in Lavender - Penzance and Helston areas. San Antonio - Widemouth Bay Johnny English - St Michaels Mount, hornblower - Falmouth, Charlestown, Pendennis Castle, St Mawes, Rame Head. Die Another Day - Holywell Bay, Eden Project, saving Grace - Port Isaac, Boscastle, Trebarwith Strand The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns - Watergate Bay, Bodmin Moor Mansfield Park - Charlestown Coming Home - Lelant, Prideaux Place, Marazion. The Shell Seekers - Lands End, Lamorna, Marazion Swept from the Sea - Crackington Haven, Echo Beach - soap opera about surfing starring Jason Donovan and Martine McCutcheon to be filmed in Newquay. Doc Martin - comedy series starring Martin Clunes as a London doctor who comes to work in Cornwall
3. About Time (2013 film) – About Time is a 2013 British romantic comedy-drama film about a young man with the special ability to time travel who tries to change his past in order to improve his future. The film was written and directed by Richard Curtis, and stars Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams and it was released in the United Kingdom on 4 September 2013. Tim Lake is a man from Cornwall. He grows up in a house by the sea with his father, his mother, his uncle, and his free-spirited sister, Katherine. At the age of 21, Tim is told by his father that the men of his family have a special gift and this supernatural ability is subject to one constraint, they can only travel to places and times they have been before. After his father discourages Tim from using his gift to acquire money or fame, the following summer, Kit Kats friend Charlotte comes to the house in order to spend her holiday with Tims family. Tim is instantly attracted to her and at the end of her stay decides to tell her how he feels and she tells him that he should not have waited until the last day, that perhaps if he had told her earlier, something could have happened between them. Tim travels back in time and, the time around. In this instance, Charlotte uses the exact opposite excuse, saying that it would be if they waited until the last day of the holiday. Heartbroken, Tim realizes that Charlotte is not interested in him, after the summer, Tim moves to London to pursue a career as a lawyer. He is put up by his fathers old acquaintance, Harry, after some months, Tim visits a Dans le Noir restaurant, where he meets Mary, a young American woman who works for a publishing house. The two flirt in the darkness of the restaurant, and afterward, Mary gives Tim her phone number, Tim returns home to find a distraught Harry. It turns out that the night as he met Mary. Tim goes back in time to put right and the play is a triumph. Having saved Harrys opening night, Tim tries to call Mary, by going back in time to help Harry, Tim chose a path in which the evening with Mary never happened. However, he recalls that Mary was obsessed with Kate Moss, by attending a Kate Moss exhibition in town, he is able to run into Mary again. He strikes up an acquaintance with her but discovers she now has a boyfriend, Tim finds out when and where they met, turns up early and persuades her to leave the party before she can meet her future boyfriend. Their relationship develops and Tim moves in with Mary and he encounters Charlotte again by accident, and this time she tells him that she would be interested in pursuing a romantic liaison with him
4. Archipelago (film) – Archipelago is a 2010 British film written and directed by Joanna Hogg about a family holiday on the island of Tresco, which forms part of the archipelago of the Isles of Scilly. Edward is in the throes of a quarter-life crisis and he is quitting his job in the city to travel to Africa, doing volunteer educational work to promote safe sex and combat the spread of AIDS. To see him off, his mother Patricia and sister Cynthia have organised a family vacation and bon voyage party on Tresco in the Isles of Scilly in a cottage they often rented years before. An invitation has also extended to Patricias estranged husband, who appears to have expressed the vague intention of coming. His mother and sister have deemed this a family-only vacation and have forbidden Edward to bring Chloe, his girlfriend, things start to fall into place and the trip quickly turns into mental crisis, anxiety and resentment. Edward starts to wonder if his mother and sister have created this whole vacation with ulterior motives of their own. He seems all too ready to be talked out of his African plan, because he doesnt have the smallest idea what to do with his life. To make up for it, they invite her to a restaurant meal, edwards African trip begins to look unlikely, upstaged by the exotic beauty of the Isles of Scilly. Rose decides to leave earlier than she had planned and instead of saying goodbye, towards the end Edward and Cynthia reconcile and without ever having seen Patricias husband, the trio pack up and say goodbye to the house and go back to their everyday lives. It is produced by Wild Horses Films, several people who live and work on Tresco appear in the film and are credited as themselves. Archipelago premiered at the Pusan International Film Festival in 2010, and had its UK premiere at the 2010 London Film Festival and it was released in the UK by Artificial Eye on 4 March 2011. The film has very well received critically. Peter Bradshaw from The Guardian gave the five stars. It has provoked much comment and debate, particularly focused on its social setting, unrelated Exhibition Archipelago at the Internet Movie Database Archipelago in the British Film Institutes Explore film. Database Archipelago at Rotten Tomatoes Archipelago at Metacritic
5. Arthur Christmas – Arthur Christmas is a 2011 British-American 3D computer animated Christmas comedy film, produced by Aardman Animations and Sony Pictures Animation as their first collaborative project. The film was released on 11 November 2011, in the UK, directed by Sarah Smith, and co-directed by Barry Cook, it features voices of James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, Imelda Staunton, and Ashley Jensen. Set on Christmas night, the film tells a story about Santa Clauss clumsy son Arthur Claus who discovers that the Santas high-tech ship has failed to deliver one girls present. Arthur Christmas was very well received by critics, who praised its animation and humorous, smart, the film earned $147 million at the box office on a $100 million budget. On Christmas Eve, hundreds of Christmas elves helm the command centre of Santa Claus mile-wide, ultra-high-tech sleigh-esque craft, the current Santa and the Christmas elves deliver presents to every child in the world using advanced equipment and military precision. Meanwhile, his younger son - the clumsy, fearful yet enthusiastic Arthur - devotedly answers the letters to Santa, having completed his 70th mission, Malcolm is portrayed as far past his prime and whose role in field operations now is largely symbolic. Nonetheless, he is held in esteem, and delivers a congratulatory speech to the enraptured elves. Malcolm announces he looks forward to his 71st, much to the frustration of heir-apparent Steve, after Grandsanta knocks the board off the table, Steves PDA flashes and he leaves the table in a hurry. Later, their shares with his wife Margaret his grave doubts about his self-identity should he retire. With Grandsantas and Bryonys help, he manages to recover the sleigh, meanwhile, the elves grow increasingly alarmed at rumours of the neglected delivery and the Clauses unthinkable indifference, sending them into a panic. In response, Malcolm, Margaret, and Steve take the high-tech sleigh-craft to deliver a superior present, Grandsanta sacrifices the sleigh, while Arthur and Bryony to parachute to the ground. Ultimately with Margaret and Bryonys help, all the male Clauses arrive at Gwens house before she awakens, only to have all, noticing that only Arthur truly cares about the girls feelings, the elder Clauses collectively realize that he is the sole worthy successor. As a result, Malcolm gives Arthur the honour and Steve, recognizing his own shortcomings, forfeits his supposed birthright, in a fitting conclusion, Gwen glimpses a snow-bearded Arthur in a wind-buffeted sweater just before he vanishes up into the S-1. With the crisis resolved, Malcolm goes into a retirement with Margaret, he also becomes Grandsantas much-desired new companion. Meanwhile, Steve finds true contentment as the Chief Operating Officer of the North Pole, while Bryony is promoted to Vice-President of Packing, finally, Arthur happily guides the entire enterprise in the proper spirit as the new Santa. James McAvoy as Arthur Claus, the good-natured but clumsy younger son of Malcolm, Hugh Laurie as Steven Steve Claus, Malcolm and Margarets elder son and Arthurs incredibly capable, business oriented, but cynical, older brother. Bill Nighy as Grandsanta, the 136-year-old grumpy but loving grandfather of Steve and he was the 19th to serve in the role of Santa, which he began doing in 1902 when he was 27 years old. Despite having been Santa less than 40 years, he claims to have done 70 missions, Jim Broadbent as Malcolm Santa Claus, the affable but incompetent man in charge at the North Pole, Grandsantas son, Margarets husband, and Steves and Arthurs father
6. Blue Juice – Blue Juice is a 1995 British film directed by Carl Prechezer and starring Sean Pertwee, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ewan McGregor and Steven Mackintosh. It follows JC as he attempts to reconcile his surfer lifestyle, Blue Juice was set in Cornwall, and released in 1995 by FilmFour productions. JC seems to have it all figured out, by day he runs a surf school, at night he lies down next to his beautiful girlfriend Chloe, his lifelong dream is to travel the world surfing. However, when old mates arrive from London unannounced it releases tensions which have long been simmering under the surface of JC and it turns out that Dean had a job as a journalist, and setting up JC was to get a story. As a requirement for keeping his job, he had to get a big story, JC refuses to surf the boneyard which prompts Dean to try it himself as he had already arranged media coverage, and his boss had decided to watch. Dean fails to surf the reef, hitting his head when smashed under by a huge wave, JC then dives in to rescue Dean and in doing so, successfully surfs the boneyard therefore saving Deans life and job at the same time. However Deans boss gets knocked out by the guru for his highly offensive attitude. JCs friend Terry, having been given drugs by Dean, has radically rethought his life, JC then uses the money to buy a cafe for him and Chloe, deciding that his relationship with Chloe is more important than impressing his friends. Many characters also wear the Australian surfwear label Mambo Graphics and Stussy hats, wetsuits used in the film and in publicity shots were manufactured by the Cornish Surf brand Gul. Other surf brands seen throughout the film, in the form of stickers or clothing, include Body Glove and Quiksilver. Surfers Against Sewage stickers and posters are used throughout the film, visible in the Aqua Shack scenes and applied to the blue Bedford CF van driven by JC. Pertwee used toupée tape to hold a sock in place, in the scene where JC appears nude apart from a black sock. I came up with this ingenious ploy - wrapping toupée tape on my chap and you wont believe how difficult it is to remove. In a 1995 interview with FHM, Zeta-Jones recalled the filming of the scene, It was a brown Marks & Spencer one. If it was a Stussy one, or something like that, professional surfer Steve England was a body double for Peter Gunns character, Terry. To replicate Gunns look and larger build he had to have his hair cut. A reference is made in the film to the 1960s comic book character the Silver Surfer, on the way to find the rave, JC, Josh, Dean and Terry pass a man painted entirely in silver carrying a silver surfboard who waves at them. Terry, under the influence of drugs supplied by Dean, then copies this by painting himself silver, there are a couple of errors in the story. Early on when the radio DJ says the cows will be coming in for milking it cuts to a herd of Hereford cattle blocking a road, herefords are farmed for beef not milk
7. A Congregation of Ghosts – A Congregation of Ghosts is a 2009 film directed by Mark Collicott. It is based on the story of the Reverend Frederick Densham. The film was shot on location in rural Cornwall in the United Kingdom, Densham was a naive and pious man who worked in Whitechapel in a boys home and also a home for inebriates. In 1921 he visited Natal in South Africa which is where he may have influenced by the ideas of Gandhi. In 1931 Densham took up the post of vicar in the remote Cornish village of Warleggan on Bodmin Moor, denshams father, William, had been a Methodist preacher. It is not known why Densham was ordained into the Church of England, as a highly educated man for his time he may have felt that the Church of England was more intellectual. However, his heart and mind lay with Methodism and thus more Low Church and he entered a church whose congregation was High Church. Over the years, differences slowly deepened between him and several members of his congregation, the congregation had always been small and Densham found himself on many occasions preaching to an empty church. He developed the habit of placing tiny cards in the first six pews. When he did so he noted this in the church records, unfortunately, Daphne du Maurier imaginatively created a cardboard cut-out myth about this practice. This had led to many ill-founded film and website remarks about Densham, local people, many of whom still remember him though he died in 1953, resent the crude caricatures of the rector and of themselves. Although Densham was undoubtedly isolated by the Church of England congregation, he was popular among the local Methodists and he was a kindly and generous man, known for bringing rhododendron and camellias in spring to villagers and for sending milk to people who were ill. He longed for intellectual stimulation and wrote constantly, sending and receiving several letters a week. When he died, he was cremated as he had stipulated, official website A Congregation of Ghosts at the Internet Movie Database Novice director Mark Collicott makes first film at the age of 48 article by The Times