Episode 15: Movies Filmed in London
In this episode, we'll have a look at how the world's greatest city has been portrayed on film, taking in everything from the glory days of Ealing to the use of the modern metropolis as the background for blockbusters.
Join Hazel Baker (Qualified London Tour Guide) and Richard Luck (Feature writer, critic and author) as they discuss movies that are filmed in London.
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Hazel Baker: Hello and welcome to our London history podcast where we share our love of London, its people, places and history. In 20 minute espresso shot episodes served with a dash of personality. I am Hazel Baker, a qualified London tour guide and CEO of London Guided Walks providing private tours, treasure hunts, and live London quizzes to Londoners and visitors alike.
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Hazel Baker: There's no denying that London is a cinematic city with the meandering river Thames, instantly recognisable buildings. It's St. Paul's Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament and the sky scrapers of Canary Wharf. London is pretty hard to beat when it comes to the perfect city for film locations, film shot on the streets of London include Paddington. Bridget Jones, James Bond Skyfall, Mary Poppins Returns and Marvel's Dr Strange with also much loved classics, such as Genevieve, Alfie, the lady Killers, Indiscreet. the Lavender Hill Mob.
Joining me today to talk all things London in film is film critic and feature writer Richard Luck.
What we discussed:
- Knowing your love of classic films Richard, I'm guessing we're going to be sticking to the more timeless films rather than the modern day blockbusters?
- Basic locations in American films
- How London used to be in films from 1950s and 1960s
- London movies and sets
- Film villains
- Richard's favourite London film
Hazel Baker: Thank you so much for taking the time I've had a ball.
Richard Luck: Thanks Hazel!
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