FILM & TV LINKS IN OXFORDSHIRE Christ Church © Christ Church and Ralph Williamson.
Downton Abbey For fans of Downton Abbey, you’ll recognise the Cotswold village of Bampton which was used in some of the outside filming for the series. The Old Rectory is used for exterior shots of Isobel Crawley’s house, and you’ll also recognise St Mary’s Church, and the library which was the entrance to the cottage hospital. Additionally, over in Witney there’s Cogges Manor Farm which also featured as Yew Tree Farm. Spectre & The BFG
Film & TV links in Oxfordshire Take a look at the rolling Chiltern hills or the skyline of the dreaming spires and it’s no surprise that Oxfordshire appears time and time again in television and film. Whether you’re a film buff who wants to know more about what’s been filmed in the county, or you’re just intrigued to see which celebrities have walked the same paths as you will, here are some of the most famous films and television shows that were filmed around the county.
Beautiful Blenheim Palace has been used in countless films including Cinderella, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and Gulliver’s Travels (2010). In 2015 it topped the box office again when it was featured in the latest instalment of James Bond, Spectre. In 2016 the Palace was used once again in the critically acclaimed adaptation of the beloved Roald Dahl book, The BFG. Harry Potter Retrace the steps of Harry and the gang across the city of Oxford. See the Tudor dining hall at Christ Church that inspired the Hogwarts Great Hall, as well as the staircase that was used several times during the films, including where the first years are met by Professor McGonagall at the beginning of the first film, and the Divinity School which features as the Hogwarts infirmary. Additionally the cloisters at New College were also used as a location in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, including the infamous scene where Mad-Eye Moody turned Malfoy into a ferret!
The BFG © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
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