Film and TV Locations To Visit
Cambridge and the surrounding areas has played host to a number of Hollywood movie sets, the very best of British Cinema and a whole host of acclaimed TV series.
Autumn 2014 saw the TV series Grantchester hit ITV 1, showcasing the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside, the city itself and the surrounding areas.
The Crown, a 10-part Netflix drama, had some of it's most iconic scenes shot on location at Ely Cathedral, with areas transformed into the interior and exterior of Westminster Abbey.
The natural beauty of the surrounding countryside and the stunning architechture found not only in the city of Cambridge, but the surrounding towns and villages allow Cambridgeshire to be the backdrop for some of the greatsest stories ever told.
Big Budget movies such as The Other Boleyn Girl, Elizabeth: The Golden Age and The King's Speech were filmed on location in the Cambridgeshire countryside as well as showcasing Ely Cathedral in major scenes of the film. The Cathedral offering itself as a showpiece set, the likes of which cannot be easily recreated.
January 2015 saw the release of The Theory of Everything, a film shot on location using many of the University of Cambridge's colleges (primarily St. John's), as well as the cobbled streets of the city. The romantic biopic is based on the life of world famous Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who famously studied at Cambridge University.
On Sunday 8th February at The BAFTAs 2015 The Theory of Everything took home awards for Outstanding British Film, Best Screen Play and Eddie Redmayne won Best Leading Actor for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking.
The Theory of Everything Trailer