What Movies is Bath Famous/Known For?
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Bath is a lively and very interesting city in the Somerset county of England. It has a long history and attractive locations that makes it the perfect place to shoot a movie. A number of movies have been made in this place, some of which have achieved international fame and recognition. Stories about young kids with magical powers have always interested children and adults alike. One of the most popular of such is Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Part of this movie was shot in different locations in England including Bath. Based on the book written by J.K Rowlings, the movie was made for 100 million dollars and grossed a staggering 850 million dollars in the box office. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Many people love this historical drama released in 2004, because of the storyline and amazing talent displaced by Reese Witherspoon. Another aspect of the movie that made it popular is because it was adapted from a Williams Shakespeare movie of the same name and was nominated for the Golden Lion award in the 2014 Venice film festival. Vanity Fair is regarded as a vibrant movie with bright colors, beautiful fabrics, and class. Vanity Fair is the story of a young woman, Becky Sharp, who with her friend grew up in the poorest region of London but fought her way to the top of the social ladder. The budget for the movie was about 23 million dollars, and most parts of it were shot Bath. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Historic biopics have always been an interesting angle to storytelling. One of the most famous movies shot in Bath is The Duchess. The movie tells the story 18th-century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was famous for her active social and political life. Directed by Saul Dibb and starring top actors like Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, and Dominic Cooper. Apart from the studio shots at Twickenham Film Studios, The Duchess was also filmed on location at various places including bath. After its release, the movie was widely accepted and nominated for 7 Academic Awards. Interestingly, it won three of the awards including best costume design at the Academy Awards. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Northanger Abbey is a British television movie released in 2007 by Granada Productions and WGBH Boston. It tells the story of a young woman whose penchant for sensational novels affected her feelings and emotions for her lovers. The movie was directed by Jon Jones and starred Geraldine James, Michael Judd, Julia Dearden, and other top actors. Part of the movie was shot in Bath while other locations were set in Dublin. Bath was the perfect place for that movie because of the amazing natural landscape and the beautiful city. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
The Remains of the Day
The Remains of the Day is a British-American-French-German drama film. It was adapted from the Booker Prize-winning novel and starred Anthony Hopkins as James Stevens and Emma Thompson as Miss Kenton. It was nominated for 8 academy awards including best actor, best actress, and best picture. It tells the story of a butler who, during the years leading to the Second World War, sacrificed everything for his boss but later realized his employer is unfaithful. A really amazing movie, and definitely you will love Bath from the beautiful scenery.