5 Famous Films Shot in Yorkshire

Yorkshire has some of the most diverse landscapes in the UK. From acres of flat arable land in the East, mountains in the North and gritty mill and mining towns in the South and West. The topography of Yorkshire makes it a perfect place for film locations and over the years, Yorkshire has been host to many famous actors and directors producing some of the best block busters and classic films of all time. Here are five famous films that were shot in Yorkshire.

Calendar Girls – 2003

Some of the scenes of Calendar Girls were shot in Buckden, Burnsall, Coniston, Ilkley, Settle, Linton, Malham, Skipton. All these locations are not far from Layhead.  This film starred a number of famous actresses including Helen Mirren, Julie Walters, Linda Bassett, Annette Crosbie, Celia Imrie and Penelope Wilton

The Railway Children -1970

Made back in 1970 , The Railway Children  stars stars Dinah SheridanJenny Agutter  Sally Thomsett and Bernard Cribbins. Some of the scenes were shot at the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, and its station at Oakworth,

Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone – 2001

Just about everybody in the entire universe has heard of Harry Potter. The film  for  shot its very first spool in the quaint Yorkshire village station of Goathland, North Yorkshire.


The Full Monty – 1997

The Full Monty is a British comedy  starring Robert CarlyleMark AddyWilliam SnapeSteve HuisonTom WilkinsonPaul Barber and Hugo Speer.  The film was shot entirely on location in and around Sheffield, except for a couple of locations in Shirebrook, Derbyshire.

Brassed Off – 1996

Starring Pete PostlethwaiteTara Fitzgerald and Ewan McGregor this film was shot in a variety of locations including Barnsley, Grimethorpe, Halifax, Doncaster and Manchester.  Brassed Off  is a comedy drama about the troubles faced by a colliery brass band, following the closure of their pit.

Do you have a favourite film made in Yorkshire?  Email us at info@layhead.co.uk and tell us why.




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