Pinewood Studios

Pinewood Studios

British Film Studios

A privately owned Victorian estate on the outside of London where politicians and diplomats once met is now one of the world´s leading production facilities for film and television.

After being bought by businessman Charles Boot in 1934 who turned the location into an upper class country club, it was the millionaire Arthur J.Rank who transformed the land shortly after into a film studio. In 2001, Pinewood Studio merged with Shepperton Studios becoming one of the best, and most high-tech facilities in the world.

Amongst the facilities offered:

  • 3 TV studios
  • Interior/ exterior (with green screen) and underwater tanks
  • Make-up and hair salons
  • A ballroom area
  • 16 free interior spaces
  • Dressing rooms
  • Wardrobes
  • Meeting rooms
  • Art departments
  • Offices
  • Storage
  • A garden, fountain, lake, forest

Transformation: Cambodian Temples to a Chocolate River

Many international blockbusters have used the Pinewood location as a base for their production. For example, the James Bond Film “The Spy Who Loved Me” used this 59,000 sq ft studio for its production. After, this was transformed into Cambodian Temples for Lara Croft’s Tomb Raider, The Louvre Gallery for the Da Vinci Code and The Chocolate River Room for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

The studios have also been used to create the entire fishing village for the film Mama Mía as well as for Godric´s ‘hollow’ in the Harry Potter series. Moreover, the forest around the estate has played in various movies such as Robin Hood and the Prince of Thieves and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

A witness to the human imagination

Pinewoods studios has seen hundreds of actors pass through it´s doors and has witnessed the creation of amazing stories before it´s very eyes. From spies with numerous gadgets to fire-breathing dragons, forest heroes and friendly giants, Pinewood Studios has the human imagination infused into it´s walls.

Website: http://www.pinewoodgroup.com/