The ORNC has been host to a star-studded cast, which includes amongst others Colin Firth, Helen Mirren, Hugh Grant, Sharon Stone, Keira Knightley, Owen Wilson, Jackie Chan, Nicole Kidman, James McAvoy, Naomi Watts, Jude Law, Rowan Atkinson and Jonny Depp. To learn more about our history as a movie location visit our Filming at the ORNC page.

Big-screen blockbusters and TV dramas shot here in recent years include:

Name of Film Director Cast
Indiscreet (1958)
 
Stanley Donen
 
Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant
 
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
 
Tony Richardson
 
Trevor Howard
 
Agatha (1979)
 
Michael Apted
 
Dustin Hoffman
 
Murder by Decree (1979)
 
Bob Clark
 
Christopher Plumber, James Mason, David Hemmings
 
Octopussy (1983)
 
John Glen
 
Roger Moore
 
The Bounty (1984)
 
Roger Donaldson
 
Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Day Lewis, Liam Neeson
 
King Ralph (1991)
 
David S. Ward
 
John Goodman, Peter O’Toole, John Hurt
 
Patriot Games (1992)
 
Phillip Noyce
 
Harrison Ford
 
Shining Through (1992)
 
David Seltzer
 
Melanie Griffith, Michael Douglas, Joley Richardson and Liam Neeson
 
Dr Who: Dimensions in Time (1993)
 
Stuart McDonald
 
Sylvester McCoy
 
The Madness of King George (1994)
 
Philip Noyce
 
Nigel Horthorne and Helen Mirren
 
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
 
Mike Newell
 
Hugh Grant, Andie Macdowell
 
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
 
Ang Lee
 
Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, James Fleet
 
The Secret Agent (1996)
 
Christopher Hampton
 
Bob Hoskins, Patricia Arquette, Gérald Depardieu
 
The Wings of the Dove (1997)
 
Ian Softley
 
Helena Bonham Carter, Linus Roache, Alex Jennings
 
The Avengers (1998)
 
Jeremiah S. Chechik
 
Sean Connery, Ralph Fiennes and Uma Thurman
 
An Ideal Husband (1999)
 
Oliver Parker
 
Rupert Everett, Jeremy Northam, Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchett, Minnie Driver
 
Quills (2000)
 
Philip Kaufman
 
Kate Winslet, Geoffrey Rush, Joaquin Phoenix
 
Lorna Doone (2000)
 
Mike Barker
 
Martin Clunes, Richards Coyle, Aiden Gillen
 
The Mummy Returns (2001)
 
Stephen Somers
 
Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah
 
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
 
Simon West
 
Angelina Jolie, Ian Glenn, Jon Voight
 
Charlotte Grey (2001)
 
Gillian Armstrong
 
Cate Blanchett, Michael Gambon, Billy Crudup
 
The Four Feathers (2002)
 
Shekhar Kapur
 
Heath Ledger, Kate Hudson
 
Shanghai Knights (2003)
 
David Dobkin
 
Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson
 
Stage Beauty (2004)
 
Richard Eyre
 
Billy Cudrup, Claire Danes, Rupert Everett
 
Bright Young Things (2003)
 
Stephen Fry
 
Dan Aykroyd, David Tennant, James McAvoy
 
What a Girl Wants (2003)
 
Dennie Gordon
 
Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth, Kelly Preston
 
Vanity Fair (2004)
 
Mira Nair
 
Reese Witherspoon, Romola Garai, James Purefoy, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
 
Finding Neverland (2004)
 
Marc Forster
 
Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie
 
A Different Loyalty (2004)
 
Marek Kanievska
 
Sharon Stone, Rupert Everett, Julian Wadham
 
Revolver (2005)
 
Guy Ritchie
 
Jason Statham, Ray Liotta, Vincent Pastore
 
Starter for 10 (2006)
 
Tom Vaughan
 
James McAvoy, Alice Eve, Rebecca Hall
 
Amazing Grace (2006)
 
Michael Apted
 
Ioan Gruffud
 
Colditz (2005)
 
Stuart Orme
 
Damian Lewis, Laurence Fox, Timothy West, Jason Priestley
 
Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties (2005)
 
Tim Hill
 
Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Billy Connolly
 
The Queen (2006)
 
Stephen Frears
 
Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell
 
Annapolis (2006)
 
Justin Lin
 
James Franco, Tyrese Gibson, Donnie Wahlburg
 
The Woman Who Saw Herself Disappear (2006)
 
Alice Anderson
 
Alexis Caley
 
Namastey London (2007)
 
Vipul Amrutlal Shah
 
Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Rishi Kapoor
 
The Golden Compass (2007)
 
Chris Weitz
 
Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Dakota Blue Richards
 
Death Defying Acts (2007)
 
Gillian Armstrong
 
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall
 
National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)
 
Jon Turtletaub
 
Nicholas Cage, Jon Voight, Helen Mirren, Diane Kruger
 
Eastern Promises (2007)
 
David Cronenberg
 
Vigo Mortensen, Naomi Watts
 
Spooks (2007)
 
David Wollstencroft
 
Peter Firth, Hugh Simon, Nicola Walker, Rupert Penry-Jones, Miranda Raison
 
The Duchess (2008)
 
Saul Dibb
 
Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Dominic Cooper
 
The Oxford Murders (2008)
 
Alex de la Iglesia
 
Elijah Wood, John Hurt
 
A Cloud Upon the Slope (2008)
 
Takeshi Shibata, Takashi Isshiki, Takafumi Kimura & Taku Katu
 
Masahiro Motoki, Hiroshi Abe, Teruyuki Kagawa, Miho Kanno
 
Bones (2008)
 
Hart Hanson
 
Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, T. J. Thyne, Tamara Taylor
 
Little Dorrit (2008)
 
Adam Smith, Dearbhla Walsh & Diarmuid Lawrence
 
Claire Foy, Matthew Macfadyen, Tom Courtenay, Russell Tovey
 
Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day (2008)
 
Bharat Nalluri
 
Frances McDormand, Amy Adams, Ciarán Hinds
 
Franklyn (2009)
 
Gerald McMorrow
 
Ryan Philippe, Eva Green, Sam Riley, Bernard Hill
 
Young Victoria (2009)
 
Jean-Marc Vallée
 
Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Miranda Richardson
 
Sleep With Me (2009)
 
Marc Jobst
 
Adrian Lester, Jodhi May, Anamaria Marinca
 
Dorian Gray (2009)
 
Oliver Parker
 
Ben Barnes, Colin Firth, Rebecca Hall
 
London Calling (2009)
 
Babbah Subhash
 
Bobby Khan, Mona Lizza, Milind Gunaji
 
Broadside (2009)
 
David Hickman, Bruce Twickler
 
Milan Alexander, Thomas Arnold, Martin Bishop
 
Creation (2009)
 
Jon Amiel
 
Paul Bettany, Jennifer Connelly, Ian Kelly
 
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
 
Guy Ritchie
 
Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law, Rachel McAdams
 
The Wolfman (2010)
 
Joe Johnston
 
Benicio del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt
 
Gulliver’s Travels (2010)
 
Rob Letterman
 
Jack Black, Emily Blunt, Jason Segal, Amanda Peet
 
The King’s Speech (2010)
 
Tom Hooper
 
Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham-Carter
 
Veer (2010)
 
Anil Sharma
 
Salman Khan, Mithun Chakraborty, Jackie Shroff
 
The Heavy (2010)
 
Marcus Warren
 
Gary Stretch, Vinnie Jones, Stephen Rea, Christopher Lee
 
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
 
Rob Marshall
 
Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Geoffrey Rush
 
Great Expectations (BBC) (2011)
 
Brian Kirk
 
Mark Addy, Gillian Anderson, Frances Barber
 
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
 
Guy Ritchie
 
Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Stephen Fry
 
The Iron Lady (2011)
 
Phyllida Lloyd
 
Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Richard E. Grant
 
Parade’s End (2012)
 
Susanna White
 
Roger Allam, Adelaide Clemens, Benedict Cumberbatch
 
Skyfall (2012)
 
Sam Mendes
 
Daniel Craig, Helen McCrory, Javier Bardem
 
Les Misérables (2012)
 
Tom Hooper
 
Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway
 
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
 
Christopher Nolan
 
Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman
 
Dracula (2013)
 
Cole Haddon
 
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Miklós Bányai
 
Belle (2013)
 
Amma Asante
 
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Tom Wilkinson
 
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
 
Alan Taylor
 
Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christopher Eccleston
 
Chavez (2014)
 
Diego Luna
 
Michael Peña, Rosario Dawson, John Malkovich
 
Effie Gray (2014)
 
Richard Laxton
 
Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson, Claudia Cardinale, Tom Sturridge, Derek Jacobi, Greg Wise, Russell Tovey
 
Jupiter Ascending (2014)
 
The Wachowskis
 
Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean, Doona Bae
 
Muppets. Most Wanted (2014)
 
James Bobin
 
Tom Hiddleston, Salma Hayek, Debby Ryan, Ray Liotta, Tina Fey, Danny Trejo, Ty Burrell, Celine Dion
 
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2014)
 
Guy Ritchie
 
Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Hugh Grant
 
Cinderella (2015)
 
Kenneth Branagh
 
Lily James, Helena Bonham Carter, Cate Blanchett, Nonso Anozie, Richard Madden, Derek Jacobi, Holliday Grainger
 

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Image credit: 'Pirates of the Caribbean on Stranger Tides' Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is dragged from the Painted Hall. © Disney Enterprises