St Bartholomew's in Film and on Television

Over the years, the Priory Church has featured in a large and growing number of films. It is sometimes difficult to keep up with them, with often several productions taking place each year. Sometimes the church is shown more or less as it is (for example, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, BBC, 2012), sometimes it is dressed to resemble another kind of place altogether (e.g. Elizabeth: the Golden Age, Film, 2007), and sometimes this takes the form of being somewhere else, such as the Crypt of St Paul's Cathedral (e.g. Sherlock Holmes, Film, 2009). We have drawn together a representative sample of the major appearances of the Priory Church in films and on television, with some relevant stills from the productions where we have them. The underlined productions below have little galleries attached to them, so just click on the name to see the pictures.
We hope you enjoy seeing this special building playing just one of its many roles in the wider community.

Muppets: Most Wanted (2014)

The Mystery of Edwin Drood – BBC Mini-Series (2012)

Richard II – from the BBC Shakespeare Series: The Hollow Crown (2012)

Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

T-Mobile Royal Wedding Commercial (2011)

Sherlock Holmes (2009)

The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

Amazing Grace (2006)

Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Jude (1996)

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

Robin Hood Prince of Thieves (1991)

The End of the Affair (1991)

You can learn more about the Priory Church's role in films along with other prominent film locations on a dedicated film location tour provided by Brit Movie Tours. The Priory Church features in the London Movie Locations Bus Tour and the London Film Walk.
Click on this text to go to London Tours of TV and Film Locations.

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