What Movies is York Famous/Known For?

The King’s Speech

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York, a city in England, is famous for so many things including the wall, cathedrals, and of course movie locations. For a very long time, York has been an attractive destination for movie makers because of the inviting atmosphere and rich cultural heritage. Being a king is a big challenge especially if you have one-third of the entire world population under your control. The King’s Speech is a British historical drama about King George VI. His speech impediment was a serious issue that he needed to overcome and take charge of his throne. Directed by Tom Hooper and starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter, The king’s speech delivers inspiration and other positive values for the audience. Part of the film was shot at Bradford Bulls’ Odsall Stadium, which is situated at Bradford, Yorkshire. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

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Released in 2001, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone went on to become one of the most successful movies of all time. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Richard Harris; the J.K Rowling book adaptation has many interesting scenes some of which were shot in York. Location for the movie includes Goathland, a village in the North of Yorkshire, with beautiful landscapes and buildings. In the movie, you’ll remember some kids running along the wall at platform 93/4. That is Goathland. York was the ultimate city to film the Harry Potter movie and to get all the atmosphere of a magical place. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!

The Full Monty

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British comedy has always been fascinating with their witty delivery and slapstick originality. The Full Monty is one of those comedy films that have become part of our history and culture. Six unemployed men formed a team of male stripper where their female audience cheer them to go on the full Monty. In addition to its critical acclaim, The Full Monty was also a huge commercial success, having recorded 258 million dollars in box office tickets as against the production budget of 3.5 million dollars. It also won prestigious awards including BAFTA Award for best film and Best Original Music Score at the Academy Awards. The Full Monty was shot mostly in the city of York. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!

Four Lions

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Dark comedies can be fun when they’re well-presented. Four Lions is not just funny but offers a comedic approach to one of the most challenging issues we have today; terrorism. It tells the story of four incompetent British terrorists who set out to train and commit an act of terror. Four Lions is directed by Christopher Morris and stars Will Adamsdale, Riz Ahmed, and Adeel Akhtar. Most parts of this film were shot in different places in York, especially Sheffield. The scenes in the movie are amazing and the city looks fantastic. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!

The History Boys

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Another very successful British comedy-drama shot in York. The History Boys was the recipient of the 2005 Olivier Award for Best New Play and the 2006 Tony Award for Best Play. It tells the story of a group of charming and gifted teenage boys who are taught by two innovative teachers as their headmaster does everything in his power to get them into Oxford or Cambridge University. Although during the movie the boys realize that the most important thing is the learning process than having good grades and focusing on the result of the exams.  Many of the scenes were filmed in different places in the city of York.