The Bradford self storage team have made a list of films and TV shows that are filmed in and around the area. Are there any others than you think should have been on the list?
A classic for teenage girls everywhere, this film tells the story of a rebellious Malibu princess, Poppy Moore, who is shipped off to a strict English boarding school by her father. It stars Emma Roberts (known for her roles in American Horror Story and We’re the Millers), and Georgia King (known for her role in the TV series of Jane Eyre, and as surrogate mother in American Sitcom, The New Normal).
Haworth (a village in Bradford) was used for several locations of the film. You can recognise Haworth Main Street where the girls get off the bus when they visit town. Similarly, you can visit the Cancer Research charity shop (called The Souk in real life) where they girls try on funny outfits in a montage.
IMDB rating: 6.1/10
Genre: Comedy, Drama and Romance
The Railway Children
This 1970 film tells the story of three children and their mother who move to Yorkshire, after the enforced absence of their father. While in Yorkshire, they have many adventures and attempt to discover the reason for their fathers disappearance.
Many scenes were filmed at Oakworth station, which you can actually visit. The sequel ‘The Railway Children Return’ is intended to release in May 2022, is also being filmed in Oakworth station. Other Bradford locations for filming include Haworth and The Bronte Parsonage.
IMDB rating: 7.3/10
Genre: Drama and Family
Downton Abbey (The Motion Picture)
The film continues the story of the Crawley family (TV series available to watch on Netflix), who are wealthy owners of a large estate in the English Countryside, in the early 20th century.
The exterior shots of the nightclub scene were filmed in the streets of Little Germany in Bradford, which has a particular architectural style (neoclassical with Italian influence).
IMDB rating: 7.4/10
Genre: Drama and Romance
The King’s Speech
The King’s Speech tells the true story of King George VI, who had a stammer. The film explains his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936 and follows the journey he takes with his speech therapist who helped the monarch overcome his stammer.
The film starts with the then-Duke’s attempt to give the closing speech at the 1925 ‘Empire Exhibition’, which was given at the famous old Wembley Stadium. In the film they use Odsal Stadium (home of the Bradford Bulls) in the south of Bradford, for this scene.
IMDB rating: 8.0/10
Genre: Biography, Drama and History
All Creatures Great and Small
This TV Series was first released in 2020 and is a chanel 5 original drama. It is a true story about the life of veterinary surgeon Alf Wight, and follows the adventures of the friendly staff at a country veterinarian practice in 1930s to 1940s Yorkshire.
Once again, the Little Germany area of Bradford was used for filming the TV series, and will be transformed into 1930s Glasgow.
IMDB rating: 8.6/10
Genre: Comedy and Drama