Manchester features heavily in the new Churchill movie, Darkest Hour.
The Town Hall and John Rylands Library double for a World War II-era Houses of Parliament.
“Our director and production designer were keen to use both locations to double as the Houses of Parliament to complement our chamber set build, seamlessly creating the illusion of the real location in wartime 1940,” explained Working Title Films’ location manager Joe Cairns.
“We were met with such a warm welcome and the ease of filming at both busy city centre locations made the production’s experience in Manchester an extremely positive one. To now have Screen Manchester, which is the dedicated film office for the City of Manchester, further develops the city’s strong commitment to supporting film & TV production and the clear understanding of the huge investment it can add to the local economy.”