For all those film buffs out there, here are 5 famous golden oldie films shot in Yorkshire.
Wuthering Heights – 1992
You can’t think of films shot in Yorkshire without thinking of this classic. Maybe not the best version of Emily Bronte’s romantic story, but filmed in Yorkshire it starred Juliette Binoche and Ralph Fiennes. If you’re not particularly inspired by the film itself (which to be honest was filmed in most places in Yorkshire apart from Haworth), take a trip to Haworth village, pop into the Parsonage and soak up the atmosphere of where Emily wrote her classics. Have a wander onto the moor whilst you’re there too but take some waterproofs. It can get a bit damp up on the hills.
Agatha – 1979
If you want to wander in the footsteps of the very famous Dustin Hoffman, Vanessa Redgrave and Timothy Dalton, Harrogate is the place to do so. Yes, that’s right. In 1979 Harrogate had some Hollywood glamour when the town known more for its healing waters, filmed A fictional account of the real life, eleven day, never explained 1926 disappearance of famed murder mystery writer Agatha Christie.
Kes – 1969
Still the definitive Yorkshire film. Ken Loach’s note perfect conversion of Barnsley maestro Barry Hines’ tale of emotional childhood neglect redeemed by a spot of falconry. The Yorkshire accents were so strong that when the film was shown in America, they had to include subtitles. Nay lad!
Another Man’s Poison – 1951
Malham is not just famous for scenes from the Harry Potter films. If you’re in to black & white classics, ‘Another Man’s Poison’ starring Bette Davis, regarded as one of Hollywood’s best actresses, filmed here. A tale of murder, this a perfect movie to sit and watch on a wet, dreary November weekend in front of a roaring fire.
A Boy, A Girl and A Bike – 1949
Another classic film starring some famous British actors/actresses. Shot in Hebden Bridge, this is an early fifties timepiece with a great period Brit cast including Diana Dors, Honor Blackman, Anthony Newley and Thora Hird (famous for her role in Last of the Summer Wine)
Grab some popcorn and check out one of the films above for a little bit of nostalgia.