Wartime Spy Movie to be Filmed in Bicester

Fans of BBC hit television series “Sherlock” will be delighted to hear that Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley will be filming their latest release in and around Bicester.

“The Imitation Game” is a Second World War drama about the experts who cracked the Enigma Code. Set in 1930s and 40s England, scenes will be filmed in Bicester, Nettlebed and Chesham.

Not only will the drama showcase local Oxfordshire scenery, The Casting Network has put out a call for more than 100 local residents between 16 and 30 to appear as extras in the feature film.

Oxfordshire has a particularly strong track record as a location for film and television. The enduringly popular “Downton Abbey”, about to begin a new series, films many of its outside scenes including the village, its church and library (‘cottage hospital’) in the pretty Oxfordshire village of Bampton. Like the “Inspector Morse” and “Lewis” programmes filmed in Oxford, the locations are as much stars of the series as the actors themselves.

Stephen Wolfenden, Director of The County Homesearch Company’s Oxfordshire office said: “Oxfordshire has certainly benefitted from revenue generated by successful film and television productions over the last few years. It has the enviable advantage of being able to evoke a sense of Britain as it was 100 years ago, whilst also offering a thoroughly modern and convenient base from which film crews can shoot their award winning footage. Stunning architecture, sleepy stone villages, beautiful countryside and a warm welcome from locals have made it a firm favourite with the media.”

For more information about moving to Oxfordshire, Warwickshire or Northamptonshire please contact Stephen Wolfenden on 01386 438414 or email oxfordshire@county-homesearch.com

Posted on the 18th September, 2013

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