Thursday, September 17, 2009

Dorian Gray at the Old Royal Naval College

I went to Greenwich Picture House last week to see the new Dorian Gray film. In between moans about its divergence from the Oscar Wilde storyline I noticed that some of it was filmed nearby in the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich.

This is a popular film location - up there with Borough Market - according to the Old Royal Naval College website: 'Big-screen blockbusters shot in recent years include The Mummy (1999), Shanghai Knights (2003), National Treasure (2004), The Queen (2006), Amazing Grace (2006), Starter for Ten (2006), Eastern Promises (2007) and The Golden Compass (2007). The Old Royal Naval College has thus been host to a star-studded cast, which includes amongst others Helen Mirren, Hugh Grant, Sharon Stone, Keira Knightley, Owen Wilson, Jackie Chan, Nicole Kidman, Simon Callow, Naomi Watts, Rowan Atkinson and Andie McDowell'.

Other films that have used it include Quills, The Madness of King George, Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Mummy Returns and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Oh and a 1993 episode of Dr Who.

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