Category:Films shot in Wiltshire
Pages in category "Films shot in Wiltshire"
The following 11 pages are in this category, out of 11 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 11 pages are in this category, out of 11 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Barry Lyndon – Barry Lyndon is a 1975 British-American period drama film written, produced, and directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on the 1844 novel The Luck of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray. It stars Ryan ONeal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, the film recounts the exploits of a fictional 18th-century Irish adventurer. Exteriors were shot on location in Ireland, England and Germany, at the 1975 Academy Awards, the film won four Oscars in production categories. Although having had a modest commercial success and a reception from critics on release. In numerous polls, including those of Village Voice, Sight & Sound, Time and BBC, the widow, disdaining offers of marriage, devotes herself to her only son. As a despondent young man, Barry becomes infatuated with his older cousin, though she charms him during a card game, she later shows interest in a well-off British Army captain, John Quin, much to Barrys dismay. Nora and her plan to leverage their finances through marriage, while Barry holds Quin in contempt. Dejected, Barry carries on to the town, where he hears a promotional spiel to join the British Army, offering the chance at fame. Some time after joining the regiment, Barry encounters Captain Grogan, Grogan informs him that Barry did not in fact kill Quin, his dueling pistol having only been loaded with tow. The duel was staged by Noras family to be rid of Barry so that their finances would be secured through a lucrative marriage. Barry’s regiment is sent to Germany to fight in the Seven Years War, fed up with the war, Barry deserts the army, stealing an officer couriers uniform, horse, and identification papers. Barry enlists in his army and later receives a special commendation from Frederick the Great for saving Potzdorfs life in a battle. The Prussians suspect he is a spy and send Barry as an agent to verify this. Barry reveals himself to the Chevalier right away and they become confederates at the card table, after he and the Chevalier cheat the Prince of Tübingen at the card table, the Prince accuses the Chevalier and refuses to pay his debt and demands satisfaction. When Barry relays this to his Prussian handlers, they are wary of allowing another meeting between the Chevalier and the Prince, so, the Prussians arrange for the Chevalier to be expelled from the country. Barry conveys this plan to the Chevalier, who flees in the night, the next morning, Barry, under disguise as the Chevalier, is escorted from Prussian territory by Captain Potzdorf and other Prussian officers. Over the next few years, Barry and the Chevalier travel the spas and parlors of Europe, seeing that his life is going nowhere, Barry decides to marry into wealth. At a gambling table in Spa, Belgium, he encounters the beautiful and he seduces and later marries her after the death of her elderly husband, Sir Charles Lyndon
2. Far from the Madding Crowd (1967 film) – Far from the Madding Crowd is a 1967 British epic drama film adapted from Thomas Hardys book of the same name. The film, starring Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Terence Stamp and Peter Finch and it marked a stylistic shift away from his earlier works exploring contemporary urban mores. The cinematography was by Nicolas Roeg and the soundtrack was by Richard Rodney Bennett and he also used traditional folk songs in various scenes throughout the film. It was nominated for one Oscar for Best Original Music Score and this engenders some disapproval from the local farming community. She employs a former neighbour, Gabriel Oak, to be her shepherd, rejected by her as a suitor, ignoring Gabriels love, Bathsheba impulsively sends a valentine to William Boldwood, a nearby gentleman farmer. When he misinterprets her capriciousness and proposes to her, Bathsheba promises to consider his offer, but she becomes enamoured of Frank Troy, a dashing cavalry sergeant. Troy was supposed to marry young Fanny Robin, a maidservant pregnant with his child, Bathsheba marries him after his return. Troy gambles away most of Bathshebas money and creates disharmony among the farmhands and he learns that Fanny has died in childbirth and is filled with remorse. He swears that he never loved Bathsheba, walks out on her, Bathsheba promises to marry Boldwood after Troy is declared legally dead. The sergeant appears at their engagement party and threatens his wife, shortly after Boldwood has been sent to prison, Gabriel tells Bathsheba that he is planning to emigrate to America. Realising how much she has always needed his quiet strength and unselfish devotion, Bathsheba consents to be his wife and persuades Gabriel to remain in Weatherbury. Julie Christie as Bathsheba Everdene Terence Stamp as Frank Troy Peter Finch as William Boldwood Alan Bates as Gabriel Oak Fiona Walker as Liddy Prunella Ransome as Fanny Robin Alison Leggatt as Mrs, the budget was $3 million, 80% of which was provided by MGM, 20% by Anglo-Amalgamated. The film was largely on location in Dorset and Wiltshire. The film is memorable for the subtly erotic scene between Sgt, Troy and Bathsheba in which he flaunts his expert skills as a swordsman in a private fencing display in a prehistoric earthwork. An enthralled Bathsheba stands immobile before him, roger Ebert found the scenes of the rural area and rural life to be splendid. They were far from the crowd whether they liked it or not. Its not simply that Bathsheba was courted by the three men in her life, but that she was courted by ALL three men in her life, the film performed well at the box office in the UK but was a commercial failure in the US. Far from the Madding Crowd received mixed to positive reviews from critics, as the film holds a 72% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 25 reviews
3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film) – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is a 2002 British-American fantasy film directed by Chris Columbus and distributed by Warner Bros. It is based on the novel of the name by J. K. Rowling. The film, which is the second instalment in the Harry Potter film series, was written by Steve Kloves, the story follows Harry Potters second year at Hogwarts as the Heir of Salazar Slytherin opens the Chamber of Secrets, unleashing a monster that petrifies the schools denizens. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, alongside Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as Harrys best friends Ron Weasley and it is the sequel to Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone and is followed by Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The film was released on 15 November 2002 in the United Kingdom and it was very well received critically and commercially, making US$879 million worldwide. It is the film in the Harry Potter series and the 45th-highest-grossing film of all time. It was nominated for three BAFTA Film Awards in 2003, after his first year at Hogwarts, Harry Potter spends the summer without receiving letters from his Hogwarts friends. In his room, Harry meets Dobby, a house-elf who warns him bad things happen if he returns to Hogwarts. Harry chases him downstairs, where Dobby destroys a cake, the Dursleys lock Harry up, but Ron, Fred and George Weasley rescue him in their fathers flying Ford Anglia. Harry also encounters Draco Malfoy and his father Lucius, who slips a book in Ginny Weasleys belongings, when Harry and Ron are blocked from entering Platform Nine and Three-Quarters, they fly to Hogwarts in the Ford Anglia and crash into the hostile Whomping Willow. Rons wand is damaged, and the car throws them out before driving off and they are allowed back into school but face detention. More attacks occur over the course of the year, Harry and Ron suspect Malfoy is the Heir, so Hermione suggests they question him while disguised using polyjuice potion. Their makeshift laboratory is in a disused bathroom haunted by a ghost, when Harry communicates with a snake the school suspects him as the Heir. At Christmas, Harry and Ron learn that Malfoy is not the Heir, but he mentions that a girl died when the Chamber was last opened fifty years ago. Harry finds a diary, owned by a former student named Tom Riddle, which shows him a flashback to fifty years before. When the diary disappears and Hermione is petrified, Harry and Ron question Hagrid, professor Dumbledore, Cornelius Fudge, and Lucius Malfoy come to take Hagrid to Azkaban, but he discreetly tells the boys to follow the spiders. In the Forbidden Forest, Harry and Ron find Aragog, a giant spider who reveals Hagrids innocence, Aragog then sets his colony of Acromantula on the boys, but the now-wild Ford Anglia saves them. A book page in Hermiones hand identifies the monster is a basilisk, a giant serpent that instantly kills those who make eye contact with it
4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film) – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is a 2009 British-American fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. It is based on the novel of the name by J. K. Rowling. The film, which is the sixth instalment in the Harry Potter film series, was written by Steve Kloves and produced by David Heyman, the film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, alongside Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as Harrys best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. It is the sequel to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and is followed by Harry Potter, filming began on 24 September 2007, leading to the films worldwide cinematic release on 15 July 2009, one day short of the fourth anniversary of the corresponding novels release. The film was released in regular cinemas and IMAX 3D everywhere except North America. Half-Blood Prince opened to positive reviews along with commercial success. In five days the film made $394 million, breaking the record for highest five-day worldwide gross, with a total gross of $934 million, it became the 8th-highest-grossing film of all time and the second-highest-grossing film of 2009. It is currently the 39th-highest-grossing film of all time worldwide unadjusted for inflation and it is the fifth-highest-grossing film in the franchise. The film was nominated at the 82nd Academy Awards for Best Cinematography, Critics praised the films emotionally satisfying story, Yates direction, cinematography, performances, visuals, and Nicholas Hoopers musical score. After his exposure to the world, Lord Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the wizarding and Muggle worlds, kidnapping Ollivander from Diagon Alley and destroying the Millennium Bridge. After the Malfoy family is disgraced when Lucius is apprehended and sent to Azkaban for his involvement with the Death Eaters, Voldemort chooses Draco to carry out a secret mission at Hogwarts. Harry accompanies Albus Dumbledore at a Tube station to visit former Potions professor Horace Slughorn, who has gone into hiding, Dumbledore then takes Harry to The Burrow, where Harry reunites with his best friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. When the three go visit the Weasley brothers new joke shop at Diagon Alley, they see Draco entering Knockturn Alley with a group of Death Eaters, Harry believes Voldemort has made Draco a Death Eater, but Ron and Hermione are skeptical. On the Hogwarts Express, Harry hides in the Slytherin carriage using his Invisibility Cloak, using the book, Harry excels in the class and impresses Slughorn, winning a vial of Felix Felicis potion, a brew that allows the consumer perfect luck. Ron becomes Keeper of the Gryffindor Quidditch team and forms a relationship with Lavender Brown. Harry consoles Hermione, revealing that he now has feelings for Rons younger sister, Harry spends the Christmas holidays with the Weasleys. On Christmas Eve, Harry discusses his suspicions about Draco to the Order of the Phoenix, although he is immediately dismissed by Remus Lupin, Arthur Weasley claims that the Malfoys may have been interested in a Vanishing Cabinet. Later, Bellatrix and Greyback raid and set fire to the Burrow, back at Hogwarts, Ron is accidentally given a love potion intended for Harry
5. The Madness of King George – The Madness of King George is a 1994 British biographical historical comedy-drama film directed by Nicholas Hytner and adapted by Alan Bennett from his own play, The Madness of George III. At first, the Kings habits appear mildly eccentric, and are ignored for reasons of state. In fact, the King is growing more unsettled, largely over the loss of America, George, his oldest son, aggravates the situation, knowing that he would be named regent in the event the King was found incapacitated. George chafes under his fathers repeated criticism, but also hopes for regency to allow him freedom to marry his Catholic mistress. Knowing that the King’s behavior is exacerbated in public, the Prince arranges for a playing the music of Handel. The King reacts as expected, interrupting the musicians, acting inappropriately towards Lady Pembroke, attendant to the Queen, meanwhile, Baron Thurlow, the Chancellor, discovers that the Prince was secretly and illegally married to his Catholic mistress. Thurlow pays the minister to keep his mouth shut, and himself out a record of the marriage from church rolls. The King soon shows signs of recovery, becoming less eccentric, restored, the King asserts control over his family, forces the Prince to “put away” his mistress. With the crisis averted, those who had been closest to the king are summarily dismissed from service, during conversations with Pitt, the King appears more at ease and in control of himself. He is less antagonized by America, but also signs that his insanity remains. In adapting the play to film, the title was changed from The Madness of George III to The Madness of King George. One commonly stated explanation for the change, that American audiences would think the film was a sequel because of the use of Roman numerals in the title, is an urban legend. Principal photography took place from 11 July to 9 September 1994, pauls Cathedral, London Syon House, Brentford, Middlesex Thame Park, Oxfordshire Wilton House, Wilton, Wiltshire The Madness of King George debuted strongly at the box office. The film grossed $15,238,689 from 464 North American venues, the film received largely positive reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 93% Certified Fresh score based on 43 reviews, with an average rating of 7. 8/10. Reviewing the film for Variety, Emanuel Levy praised the film highly, writing, Under Hytners guidance, boasting a rich period look, almost every shot is filled with handsome, emotionally charged composition. The Madness of King George at Snopes. com, Urban Legends Reference Pages
6. Outlaw (2007 film) – Outlaw is a 2007 action-crime-drama film written and directed by British filmmaker Nick Love. Outlaw stars Sean Bean, Danny Dyer, Bob Hoskins, Lennie James, Rupert Friend, the film is set in Britain in 2006. Sean Bean plays a soldier who returns home from duty to find that the country for which he has been fighting has become a war zone itself thanks to rampant crime and he joins forces with likeminded people to take on the evil that threatens to take over his home. These characters include nice guy white-collar worker Gene Dekker, who is beaten by yobs without any reason on the way to his wedding. The men form a gang, targeting individuals who they determine to be a threat to society. The men work through targets associated with Manning, whose men went ahead with their threat against Munroes pregnant wife, killing her, the men use firearms Bryant stole from active duty with the army. The gang attract media attention and become known as the Outlaws, as a result, Furlong kills Lewis, and Bryant, the leader of the outlaws, is subsequently framed for the murder. Following this the gang go their ways, though not before Bryant hangs Hillier for being a liability, questioning his authority. As they all go back to their lives, Manning is released from custody because of lack of prosecution. Bryant confronts Furlong in a pub regarding Mannings location, and shoots Furlong through the head, Dekker receives word from his friend and colleague Frank Lordish that he learned from his brother that Manning is hiding in the countryside. Dekker flees his wedding to contact Munroe when he realises that he cannot live a life while letting Manning get away. The pair contact Mardell, who after meeting up with Bryant, Bryant, Munroe and Dekker infiltrate Mannings home, yet quickly discover that it is an ambush, with armed police soon arriving outside, led by the corrupt Sgt. Grieves of the Flying Squad, who is in league with Manning, the three outlaws engage in a gunfight with the police and manage to flee into the woods for one final showdown. Dekker is shot in the shoulder and Bryant is killed while advancing towards the armed response squad, Munroe willingly surrenders only to be murdered by the now blatantly corrupt police officers. When it appears all the vigilantes are dead, Dekker is revealed to still be alive and was playing dead. He successfully escapes through the forest, pursued by gunshots, the final scene shows Frank being handed an envelope of cash by Terry Manning in his workplaces car park. As the crime lord drives away he is confronted by a gun-wielding Dekker, Manning taunts Dekker, saying You havent got the bollocks, son, to which Dekker smiles menacingly, and pulls the trigger. Outlaw entered the UK box office at No.5 in its first week, the DVD was released on 9 July 2007
7. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves – Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves is a 1991 American romantic action adventure film. The film, an iteration of the legendary English folk tale, was directed by Kevin Reynolds, the film grossed over $390 million worldwide, ranking as the second-highest-grossing film of 1991. For his role as George, Sheriff of Nottingham, Rickman received the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Robin of Locksley – an English nobleman who joined Richard the Lionheart, King of England in the Third Crusade – is imprisoned in Jerusalem along with his comrade, Peter Dubois. Facing the amputation of his hand by the Ayyubid prison guards, Robin escapes with Peter, Robin, Peter, and Azeem escape through a sewer and into an alley, but Peter is shot and mortally wounded by an archer. Before making his last stand against the guards, he has Robin swear to protect his sister. Robin returns to England with Azeem, who has vowed to accompany him until Azeems life-debt to Robin is repaid. In England, with King Richard still away, the cruel Sheriff of Nottingham rules over the land, aided by his cousin, Guy of Gisbourne, the witch Mortianna, and the corrupt Bishop of Hereford. At Locksley Castle, Robins father, who is loyal to King Richard, is killed by the Sheriffs men after refusing to join them, Robin returns to England to find his father dead, his home in ruins, and the Sheriff and his men oppressing the people. After telling Marian of Peters demise, and while fleeing the Sheriffs forces afterwards, Robin and Azeem encounter a band of outlaws hiding in Sherwood Forest, among the band is Will Scarlet, who holds a belligerent grudge against Robin. Robin ultimately assumes command of the group, encourages his men to fight against Nottingham and they rob soldiers and convoys that pass through the forest, then distribute the stolen wealth among the poor. One of their targets is Friar Tuck, who subsequently joins these Merry Men. Marian begins to sympathize with the band and renders Robin any aid she can muster, Robins successes infuriate the Sheriff, who increases the mistreatment of the people, resulting in greater local support for Robin Hood. The Sheriff kills Gisbourne for his failure to prevent the looting of several convoys, the Sheriff manages to locate the outlaws hideout and launches an attack, destroying the forest refuge and capturing most of the outlaws. He confines Marian when she tries to help from France. In order to consolidate his claim to the throne, the Sheriff proposes to Marian, nevertheless, several of the rebels are due to be executed by hanging as part of the wedding celebration. Among the captured is Will Scarlet, who makes a deal with the Sheriff to find, will meets back with Robin and a handful of his most trusted aides who survived the assault by the Celts. Instead of attacking Robin, Will informs him of the Sheriffs plans to marry Marian, will continues to display anger against Robin, which motivates Robin to question why Will hates him so much
8. Stardust (2007 film) – Stardust is a film adaptation of the 1999 Neil Gaiman novel of the same name, Stardust. The romantic fantasy film was directed by Matthew Vaughn and co-written by Vaughn. The film follows Tristan, a man from the fictional town of Wall. Wall is a town on the border of the fantasy kingdom of Stormhold. Tristan enters the world to collect a fallen star to give to his girlfriend Victoria. He collects the star who, to his surprise, is a woman named Yvaine, witches and the Princes of Stormhold are also hunting for Yvaine. Meanwhile Tristan tries to get her back to Wall with him before Victorias birthday, the film was released to positive reviews and grossed $135.6 million on a $70 million budget. In 2008, it won the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Stardust was released on DVD, Blu-ray, and HD DVD on December 18,2007, by Paramount Home Entertainment. A village lies near a gap in a stone wall bordering the kingdom of Stormhold. The gap is guarded constantly, but Dunstan Thorn manages to go through and meets an enslaved princess and she offers him a glass snowdrop in exchange for a kiss, then invites him into her caravan. Nine months later, the Wall Guard delivers a baby to Dunstan, eighteen years later, the dying King of Stormhold throws a ruby into the sky, decreeing that his successor will be the first of his fratricidal sons to recover it. The gem hits a star, they together, and the remaining sons, Primus and Septimus. In Wall, Tristan sees the star fall and vows to get it for the object of his infatuation, Victoria, in return for her hand in marriage. Tristan learns that his mother is from beyond the wall, and receives a Babylon candle that she had left for him, Tristan lights it and is transported to the fallen star, personified as a beautiful woman named Yvaine. He promptly chains her to take her home to Victoria, three ancient witch sisters in Stormhold resolve to eat the fallen stars heart to recover their youth and replenish their powers. Their leader, Lamia, eats the remnants of an earlier stars heart and she conjures up a wayside inn as a trap. Yvaine becomes tired, so Tristan chains her to a tree, in his absence, a unicorn releases her, but unwittingly takes her to Lamias inn. Tristan discovers Yvaine gone, but the stars whisper that she is in danger, telling him to get on a passing coach, at the inn, they interrupt Lamias attempt to kill Yvaine
9. War Horse (film) – The films cast includes Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Marsan, Niels Arestrup, Toby Kebbell, David Kross and Peter Mullan. DreamWorks Pictures acquired the rights to the novel in December 2009. Having directed many films set during the Second World War, it was his first film to tackle the events of World War I, produced by DreamWorks Pictures and released by Touchstone Pictures, War Horse became a box-office success and was met with positive reviews. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture, in 1914, a teenage boy named Albert Narracott from Devon, England, witnesses the birth of a Bay Thoroughbred foal and subsequently watches with admiration the growth of the young horse. Much to the dismay of his mother Rose, his father Ted buys the colt at auction, outbidding their landlord Lyons, despite their needing a more suitable plough horse for the farm work. Alberts best friend, Andrew Easton, watches as Albert teaches his colt many things, Ted carries a war injury that causes him ongoing physical and mental pain. While he cannot speak of his time in the Cavalry, Rose shows Albert his fathers medals from the Second Boer War that he earned for bravery under fire, Albert does not understand why Ted would be ashamed of having fought in a war. Against all odds and Lyons hopes, Albert manages to train Joey and have him plough a rocky field, however, a heavy downpour in 1914 destroys the turnip crop, so Ted is compelled to sell the horse to the army in order to pay his rent. Albert begs his father to return the money, Captain James Nicholls sees the boys attachment and promises to look after the steed. Albert tries to enlist in the army but is too young, Joey is trained for military operations and becomes attached to Topthorn, a black horse with whom he is trained for his military role. Nicholls is killed along with almost all his fellow cavalrymen, the Germans capture the horses, a young German soldier called Gunther is assigned to the care of Joey and Topthorn, who are used to draw an ambulance wagon. When his 14-year-old brother Michael is sent to the front line, Gunther takes the horses, however, the boys are soon discovered and executed by firing squad. An orphaned French girl named Emilie, who lives at the farm with her grandfather, German soldiers arrive and confiscate supplies from the property, even the jam that Emilies grandfather makes, but Emilie hides the horses in her bedroom. Emilie suffers from a disease that makes her bones fragile and is not allowed to ride the horses for fear of falling, nonetheless, Emilies Grandfather, for her birthday, allows her to ride Joey. She gallops the horse up the hill and runs into the Germans who then take the horses, by 1918, Albert has enlisted and is fighting alongside Andrew in the Second Battle of the Somme, under the command of Lyonss son David. After a British charge into no-mans land, Albert and Andrew miraculously make it across into a deserted German trench, where a gas bomb explodes, filling the trench with poison gas. Joey and Topthorn are used by the Germans to haul artillery up a muddy hill, under the command of Private Friedrich Henglemann. Topthorn eventually succumbs to exhaustion and dies, Friedrich is dragged away by other German soldiers, leaving Joey to face an oncoming Mark IV tank