A history in Film

You would never think of film when you walk through Croydon as the centre of London gets all the lime light. But you would be suprised to find out just how much filming take place in Croydon

The Long Walk - based on the novel American Assassin by Vince Flynn, staring O'Brien and Michael Keaton was one of the latest to be filmed in Croydon. Location: St George's Walk

Feature films which have been filmed here also include Brazil, Batman, The Da Vinci Code and Made in Dagenham

If you mention film and Croydon, then you must give a nod to the amazing director who was born in Croydon, Sir David Lean, CBE (25 March 1908 – 16 April 1991). He was an English film director, producer, screenwriter and editor and among many great contribution to film he was also responsible for epics such as The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and Doctor Zhivago (1965). He also directed adaptations of Dickens novels Great Expectations (1946) and Oliver Twist (1948), as well as the romantic drama Brief Encounter (1945).

For more information visit the www.croydonfilmoffice.co.uk

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