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LOTR TV show to move to the UK.
« on: 13 August, 2021, 11:15:27 AM »
The Amazon funded Lord Of The Rings TV show will move Production to the UK. Good news for UK Entertainment Industry.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58196473

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Re: LOTR TV show to move to the UK.
« Reply #1 on: 13 August, 2021, 11:18:33 AM »
Interesting. Are they coming here specifically for the contrasting landscape, or are they going to CGI Dartmoor to look like Gondor?

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« Reply #2 on: 13 August, 2021, 11:52:13 AM »
The original plan was to film in Scotland, but that was torpedoed by nervousness about Brexit, and the lack of large enough Scottish studio facilities.

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Re: LOTR TV show to move to the UK.
« Reply #3 on: 13 August, 2021, 11:54:01 AM »
The original plan was to film in Scotland, but that was torpedoed by nervousness about Brexit, and the lack of large enough Scottish studio facilities.

Aren't there massive facilities sitting idle in Northern Ireland, post GoT…?
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Re: LOTR TV show to move to the UK.
« Reply #4 on: 13 August, 2021, 12:22:17 PM »
There's also a studio near Oxford (don't know how idle or not it is at the moment though, but I believe part of the business plan is to rent it out to other production companies).


More seriously, London has increasing amounts of studio space not far from major international airports - as well as the famous historic ones (Borehamwood (MGM, Elstree, etc), Shepperton - there's also a fair number out to the East...

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« Reply #5 on: 13 August, 2021, 12:43:55 PM »
The attraction of Scotland and then New Zealand was to have Middle Earth-suitable landscapes within fairly easy access of your studio base.

London and Oxford, not so much there.

(Outlander, filmed at a studio base just outside Glasgow, barely has to go an afternoon’s drive away to find all those Highland glens, lochs, forests and castles it needs.)

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Re: LOTR TV show to move to the UK.
« Reply #6 on: 13 August, 2021, 03:52:17 PM »
The attraction of Scotland and then New Zealand was to have Middle Earth-suitable landscapes within fairly easy access of your studio base.

London and Oxford, not so much there.

(Outlander, filmed at a studio base just outside Glasgow, barely has to go an afternoon’s drive away to find all those Highland glens, lochs, forests and castles it needs.)
It depends The Shire is supposed to be Middle England, and Oxford is as far as you can get from water.

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Re: LOTR TV show to move to the UK.
« Reply #7 on: 13 August, 2021, 07:00:16 PM »
Well, if they are going for veracity to the source inspiration, they need to film it in Birmingham....  ;)

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Re: LOTR TV show to move to the UK.
« Reply #8 on: 13 August, 2021, 07:55:01 PM »
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Re: LOTR TV show to move to the UK.
« Reply #9 on: 13 August, 2021, 10:13:28 PM »
The attraction of Scotland and then New Zealand was to have Middle Earth-suitable landscapes within fairly easy access of your studio base.

London and Oxford, not so much there.

(Outlander, filmed at a studio base just outside Glasgow, barely has to go an afternoon’s drive away to find all those Highland glens, lochs, forests and castles it needs.)
It depends The Shire is supposed to be Middle England, and Oxford is as far as you can get from water.

It’s set thousands of years before the books.  How likely do you really think it is the Shire will play a major part as a location?

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Re: LOTR TV show to move to the UK.
« Reply #10 on: 13 August, 2021, 10:17:26 PM »
'Appen it moit, tho'. With them there proto-'obbits, as you might say.
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