Painted Hall ProjectVideo: Conserving the Painted Hall Painted Hall Project The Painted Hall is currently closed as we prepare for an ambitious conservation project. Over 2 years, a team of conservators will work on 3,700 square metres of painted surface, bringing new life and vibrancy to paintings obscured by decades of deterioration. From April 2017 visitors will have the opportunity to get up close to the vast lower hall ceiling via a special observation deck. HomeThe ProjectHistory2Support the Project2News2Painted Hall Ceiling Tours2 What's on Big Picture Blog The ORNC in film August 2016 | Tom Ryley, Digital and Communications Officer The Old Royal Naval College is a sought-after location amongst film crews. Beautiful baroque buildings, a variety of sumptuous interiors, large open spaces for crew vehicles... the ORNC has appeared a variety of guises in recent years. Here's a list of seven of our favourite scenes involving the ORNC: Les Miserables The twin domes of the ORNC appear as the backdrop to the tense funeral scene in the acclaimed 2012 film. As "Do You Hear the People Sing" gains momentum amongst members of the crowd, we are treated to some sumptuous shots of the Grand Square reimagined as 19th century Paris. Four Weddings and a Funeral In another classic scene, this time set in the ORNC's neoclassical Chapel, Rowan Atkinson nervously bumbles his way through a lavish but intensely awkward wedding. The grand wide shot as the bride enters the chapel exploits James "Athenian" Stuart's interior, complete with Benjamin West's monumental altarpiece, to the full. Skyfall Although not as lavish as the Grand Square or the Chapel, the King William Undercroft makes a suitably striking setting for the coffins scene in the James Bond hit. "I'm going to find out who did this", says Judi Dench's M, against a bleak white backdrop decorated with unyielding tuscan columns. The Dark Knight Rises Though perhaps not quite as well-reviewed as its predecessor, The Dark Knight, this film was still a massive box-office success, and a thrilling finale to a trilogy that changed the game for superhero films. In the final scene of the film, Bruce Wayne - feared dead - is revealed to be alive and well, in a memorable scene filmed beneath the ORNC's beautiful collonades. Sherlock Holmes The variety of styles of classical architecture made the ORNC a useful set for many of the exterior locations in the film. Above is a snap taken during filming of the Queen Anne court - reimagining it as a Victorian circus. Pirates of the Carribbean: On Stranger Tides Say what you like about the rest of the film, but Captain Jack Sparrow's entrance to this scene has to be one of his most memorable moments in Disney's wide-reaching franchise. Dragged by red-coats to the feet of King George I (portrayed in suitably repulsive fashion by Richard Griffiths), the pirate soon improvises escape through the streets of London. Thor: The Dark World Marvel throws everything at this epic battle scene between Thor and Malekith in Thor: the Dark World. Impressive CGI shots push the site to its imaginative limits - smashing columns, throwing cars, and even carving the site in two with a giant alien ship.