be Chicago, Dublin, Paris or Moscow - but no, they fooled you..it's
actually Liverpool, the most filmed city in Britain outside London.
Whether doubling for the back-alley fire escapes of New York City
or the cobbled streets of a Victorian period drama, Liverpool's
broad spectrum of concert halls, cathedrals, stately homes, synagogues,
roman buildings, and courtrooms make for the perfect low-cost solution
for filmmakers. Locations such as St George's Hall, Canning St,
Castle St, and the Docks have co-starred alongside some of the biggest
names in the business.
Liverpool Film Office have recently produced a full colour movie
map caled 'Boomtown' which details some of the high profile pictures
that have been made or shot scenes in the city.
your copy here.
a few examples so you can impress yer mates next time you're about
the Name of The Father (1993) :
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis.
courtroom and the prison cells inside St George's Hall were used
to shoot the interior court and prison scenes. The exterior of Liverpool
museum was used for the famous scene where Daniel Day-Lewis is released
from prison, and Canning St was the location for his 'London' squat.
Officer (2001) :
Starring: Steve Coogan.
former Bank of England building on Castle Street was used for the
scenes where Coogan has to break into a bank vault.
can double as many cities.
Hunt for Red October (1989) :
Starring: Sean Connery.
snowy Moscow street was created using the neo-classical grandeur
of William Brown St, and a lot of artificial snow. Take a look in
the movie, it's true!
period dramas to 50's gangsters.
51st State (2001) :
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson.
centre locations including Water Street, Dale Street, Liverpool
Football Club and the India Buildings were featured.
Parole Officer (2001)
The 51st State (2001)
Al's Lads (2000)
Goin' Off Big Time (1999)
An Awfully Big Adventure (1994)
Back Beat (1993)
In the Name of the Father (1993)
Hear My Song (1992)
Let Him Have It (1991)
Shirley Valentine (1989)
The Hunt for Red October (1989)
Letter to Brezhnev (1985)
Chariots of Fire (1981)
A Hard Days Night (1964)
Forsyte Saga (2001)
Nice Guy Eddie (2001)
David Copperfield, BBC (1999)
Noel's House Party (1999)
Big Breakfast (1999)
Peak Practice (1997)
Brookside, Mersey TV (1996)
And the Beat Goes On (1996)
Hollyoaks, Mersey TV (1996)
This Morning (1987-96)
Blood on the Dole (1994)
Hearts and Minds (1994)
Prime Suspect 4 (1994)
Leaving of Liverpool (1991)
Watching, Granada (1990)
Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four
Boys from the Blackstuff (1982)
The Liver Birds (1969-78)
'Z' Cars (1960-1978)
can get your own copy of the fantastic 'Boomtown' map from the Liverpool
Film Office, Pioneer Buildings, 65-67 Dale St, Liverpool, L2 2NS,
Tel: 0151 291 9191.