Filming in Harborough
Productions featuring Harborough district
The Harborough District has always been an attractive place for filming.
As long ago as 1967, Theddingworth railway bridge, in the district, was used in the film Robbery, starring Stanley Baker, a fictionalised version of the 1963 Great Train Robbery. The bridge, along Bunkers Hill Road between Theddingworth and Gumley, was used in the scene of the train robbery (pictured). The bridge, as it is today, is also pictured right. The film was directed by Peter Yates who would go on, a year later, to direct the classic thriller Bullitt starring Steve McQueen.
The district has also featured in many TV programmes over the years, including Top Gear, Bargain Hunt, Changing Rooms, Four in a Bed, Heston’s Fantastical Food (pictured below), Ade in Britain (with Ade Edmundson), Barging Round Britain (with John Sergeant), plus several property shows. BBC programme Michael Wood’s Story of England told the 2,000 year story of the settlement of Kibworth in the district.
Stanford Hall, near Lutterworth (pictured below) has been used as a location in films A Near Run Thing, and Yamla Pagla Deewana 2.
Armourgeddon, in Husbands Bosworth (photo below courtesy of Visit Leicester) houses one of the UK’s largest collections of military vehicles and memorabilia – and is also a place to enjoy a tank driving experience. It was their Sherman Tank which was used in the 2014 American war film ‘Fury’, starring Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf and Logan Lerman, among others!
The Symington Building, a former Victorian corset factory and owned by the Council, in Market Harborough has been used as a location to shoot short films.
Recently, advertising companies and major high-street brands have filmed promos in the district.