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Film makers have discovered that the unique scenery of the region –
from the formidable bleak moors of Brontë country to the vibrant urban
streets of Leeds – translates to the silver screen with startling results.
As well as its desirable set locations,Yorkshire’s burgeoning flm scene
is due to a range of other factors – not least its world class flm festivals
and an abundance of passion and talent, as well as the tireless dedication
of the local screen agency, Screen Yorkshire.Te Leeds International Film
Festival last year enjoyed its 25th instalment in great style and it’s all set
for yet another blockbuster year this time around, having cemented itself
as a major player on the international festival circuit. From 2013, the
Leeds International Film Festival will even act as a qualifying event for the
Oscars. Clearly, Hollywood is sitting up and taking notice.
WHENYOU THINKOF THE RUGGEDBEAUTYOF
THEYORKSHIREDALES, THEFIRSTTHINGTHAT
SPRINGS TO MIND MIGHT NOT BE THE STARRY
LIGHTS OF HOLLYWOOD. BUT THERE’S NO
DOUBT ABOUT IT: YORKSHIRE IS CARVINGOUT
A GOLDEN REPUTATION IN THE GLITTERING
WORLDOF FILM. THECOUNTY’SROLLCALLOF
BIG SCREEN SUCCESSES OVER RECENT YEARS
IS HUGELY IMPRESSIVE, WITH
WUTHERING
HEIGHTS
THE LATEST INA LONG LINEOF FILMS
WITHLINKSTOYORKSHIRETHATHAVEWOWED
AUDIENCES AND CRITICS, BOTH NATIONALLY
ANDACROSSTHEWORLD.
Shot on Location
WUTHERINGHEIGHTS
THE DAMNEDUNITED
THE KING’S SPEECH
WE ARE POETS
HARRY POTTER AND THE
DEATHLY HALLOWS
FIVE DAYS
MARRIED SINGLE OTHER
RED RIDING
SPOOKS CODE: 09
BRITZ
THE BADMOTHER’S
HANDBOOK
THE HISTORY BOYS
SHOT
ON
LOCATION
By
Simon
O’Hare
Deputy Editor
for The
Leeds Guide