January 2015

'Is this the most popular filming location in the world?' - Empire Magazine

The Old Royal Naval College is set to appear in a number of films this spring. 

On Friday 23 January sees the release of Mortdecai, which marks the return of Johnny Depp to Greenwich. Depp was last in Greenwich for the filming of the opening scenes of Pirates of the Caribbean 4 the openings scenes of which were shot in both Painted Hall and College Way. Following the life of rogue art dealer, Charlie Mortdecai, the film includes a somewhat drunk Depp in College Way. 

See if you can spot the ORNC in this trailer:

Later in the Spring Disney’s latest film of the classic fairy-tale Cinderella will go on release in the UK. Opening in cinemas on 27th March, the film stars Lilly James in the title role with Richard Maden as Charming and Cate Blanchett, Sir Derek Jacobi and Helena Bonham-Carter in the cast. For this version of Cinderella the Painted Hall at the ORNC was transformed into Price Charming’s palace.

Can you spot the Painted Hall in the trailer:

Other films due for release in 2015 which have used the stunning backdrop of the ORNC include Jupiter Ascending (Mila Kunis) and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (Hugh Grant).   

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