The Leeds self storage team have made a list of films and TV shows that are filmed in and around the area. Are there any others that you think should have been on the list?

 

Hyde Park Leeds
Hyde Park Leeds: Wikimedia Commons

The Great Train Robbery

This two-part BBC One mini-series was first broadcast on the 18th and 19th December 2013. The drama portrays The Great Train Robbery of 8th August 1963, firstly from the point of view of the robbers (episode title “A Robber’s Tale”), and then the police (episode title “A Copper’s Tale).

Various parts of Leeds city centre were used while filming, for example The Adelphi Pub, The Calls, Briggate, Hyde Park Picture House and other parts of Hyde park.

Available to watch on Netflix.

IMDB rating: 7.4/10

Genre: Biography, Crime and Drama

 

 

Elland Road Football Stadium
Elland Road Football Stadium: Wikimedia Commons

The Damned United

This 2009 film, which was adapted from the 2006 bestselling novel “The Damned Utd”, tells the largely fictional story of Brian Clough’s ill-fated, 44-day reign, as the coach of Leeds United.

They used the real Elland Road football stadium for the scene where Brain Clough has a talk with the team in the tunnel facing the pitch. Other locations used in Leeds include; Headingley Stadium, the former Cookridge Hospital site and a linen hire firm in Armley.

Interestingly, the film has been criticised by the Clough family as they claim it was not a true story of events.

Available to buy on Amazon Prime Video.

IMDB rating: 7.5/10

Genre: Biography, Drama and Sport

 

 

Emmerdale Village
Emmerdale Village: Wikimedia Commons

Emmerdale

Emmerdale is a soap opera set in the fictional village in the Yorkshire Dales and is the second longest running UK TV soap (the first being Coronation street, filmed in Salford), and it’s first episode aired on 16th October 1972. All interior scenes are filmed at the Leeds Studios, and exterior scenes are filmed  at a purpose built set on the Harewood Estate in Leeds.

Fun Fact – Mel B (The X Factor judge and former spice girls member) has appeared on the soap three times!

Available to watch every weeknight at 7:30 on ITV.

IMDB rating: 4.8/10

Genre: Drama and Romance

 

 

 

Bramham Park House
Bramham Park House: Wikimedia Commons

Wuthering Heights (2009)

This mini-TV series stars Charlotte Riley and Tom Hardy (from Mad Max and Dunkirk). Foundling Heathcliff is raised by the wealthy Earnshaw family in Yorkshire but in later life launches a vendetta against the family.

The Leeds filming locations are Bramham Park and Stockeld Park (which is Thrushcross Grange), both of which do open to the public although Stockeld Park opens seasonally so check the website first.

IMDB rating: 7.6/10

Genre: Drama and Romance

 

 

Leeds Town Hall
Leeds Town Hall: Wikimedia Commons

Dad’s Army (2016)

Dad’s army was originally a TV series release between 1968-1977 and is a family classic. The 2016 film is about the Walmington-on-sea home guard platoon, who deal with a visiting female journalist and a German spy as World War 2 draws to its conclusion.

Leeds Town Hall was used as one of the filming locations for the movie and you can see it when the MI5 suspect is seen walking away from the London Building (Leeds Town Hall).

Available to watch on Netflix.

IMDB rating: 5.2/10

Genre: Comedy and War

 

 

Leeds Festival
Leeds Festival: Michael Spiller

The Festival (2018)

This UK based comedy features Joe Thomas (best known for his role as Simon Cooper in The Inbetweeners) and Hannah Toiton (best known for her role as Katy Fox in Hollyoaks, and Tara Brown in The Inbetweeners). The festival tells the story of Nick (Joe Thomas), who gets dumped, and his friend Shane who recommends a three-day epic music festival to sort out Nick’s breakup blues.

Parts of the movie were filmed at Leeds festival, with actual festival goers being used as extras in the large crowd scenes.

IMDB rating: 5.8/10

Genre: Comedy, Music and Romance