For over 100 years, Shere Village has used as a Film location and is one of the few places that boasts two James Bond actors (both knighted) who have made films here, Sir Sean Connery and Sir Roger Moore .Another Sir (Michael Caine) joined Roger Moore in the Film 'Bullseye" (directed by famed Hollywood director, Michael Winner). Hollywood greats such as Peter O'Toole, Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Kim Hunter, Noel Coward, Joan Collins and most recent, Tom Cruise.
British stars such as Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Babara Windsor, Stanley Holloway, Diana Rigg, Harry Hill, Sophie Thompson, Simon Day, David Mitchell, Madeline Holliday, Charlie Higson, Robert Hardy, Michael Kitchen.
Vistors to the village include, Ringo Starr, George Clooney, Charlie Brooks, Sir Cliff Richard - oh and another James Bond actor Daniel Craig, making that 3 James Bond actors in Shere.
Below are the Film and TV productions, all in chronological year order, starting with the most recent.
2016 - Tom Cruise spotted shooting scenes for new Mummy movie
Tom Cruise has been spotted filming scenes for his new action movie, The Mummy, in woodland near Shere.
The Hollywood A-lister was seen with a huge crew and set near to Hound House Road among the trees on Thursday.
Cruise could be seen standing next to a dramatically overturned ambulance in action scenes for The Mummy, due for release in 2017 and also stars Russell Crowe.
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2012 section - Filming of Molly Moon for photo's and more information
Mark Sutton from Shere
Film tribute to Mark Sutton (Olympics '007') killed in Alps wingsuit crash
This published in the Evening Standard:
A friend of a James Bond stuntman who was killed in a wingsuit accident in the Alps has launched a crowdfunding campaign to see a documentary about him completed.
Mark Sutton, 42, was the stunt double for 007 star Daniel Craig who parachuted into the London Olympics opening ceremony in 2012.
He was killed in Switzerland in August the following year when he hit a mountain ridge at 155mph after jumping in a wingsuit from a helicopter.
Gary Connery — who was dressed as the Queen for the Olympics stunt — has made a film that follows the friends as Mr Connery attempts to become the first person to land a wingsuit from 2,400ft without using a parachute.
Mr Sutton is his wingman in the film, The Man Who Flew To Earth, planning the flight into a 350ft runway of cardboard boxes to cushion Mr Connery’s fall and jumping with him. The world first attempt in May 2012 was a success. Mr Sutton, from the village of Shere in Surrey, was killed during the editing of the film, which was then put on hold.
Now Mr Connery and the film’s director, Roy Taylor, have launched a Kickstarter campaign to complete the documentary as a tribute to his friend. The campaign, which ends on August 7, has raised £18,615, almost £50,000 short of the £67,000 target required to finish and market the documentary. Mr Connery has appealed to his friends in the City to help and is offering rewards including a day on the track with Bond film stunt driver Ben Collins, formerly The Stig on Top Gear.
Mr Connery said: “During the summer of 2011, Mark and I jumped the Walenstadt gorge in Switzerland and that was when I realised I should do a documentary about jumping without a parachute into a mound of boxes. I proposed the idea to Mark and he was more than happy to be a part of it. He was more than just a friend, he was my manager and mentor, he was my everything.”
Director Mr Taylor said: “Mark was such a gentleman with such a kind and humble soul. I’d love to be able to raise enough funds to be able to complete the documentary in his honour.”
Based on Norman Hunter's iconic children's book Professor Branestawm, various locations including Middle Street were featured in the TV programme.
Professor Branestawm also stars Miranda Richardson, Ben Miller and Simon Day.
Armed with a multitude of crazy inventions - and alongside his eccentric allies Colonel Dedshott, Mrs Flittersnoop and young apprentice Connie - Branestawm, the original mad professor, takes on scheming businessman Mr Bullimore and officious local councillor Harold Haggerstone, to try and stop their plans to bulldoze his workshop to make way for a giant munitions factory.
Ben Miller, Celia Imrie, Anne-Marie Duff, Sadie Frost and Joan Collins have joined the cast of Amber Entertainment's fantasy actioner "Molly Moon."
Filming in Shere and the surrounding area begings between 26th October and 9th November 2012
"Molly Moon Films Ltd. circulated a Press Release to the residents in the Village of Shere:
As some of you may already be aware, amber Entertainment is currently in pre-production on the independent British featrure film `'Molly Moon: The Incredible Hypnotist", and we are looking at filming key scenes for the film in and around the village of Shere during some of the above dates. The film itself is based on a series of best-selling children's books by Georgia Byng, all centered around the character Molly, an 11 year old orphaned girl."
Christopher N. Rowley ("Bonneville") directs with Georgia Byng, Lawrence Elman and Ileen Maisel producing.
The film is an adaptation of Byng's fantasy novel about an orphan who learns the art of hypnosis.
The script was penned by Rowley and Byng with a polish by Chris Hurford and Tom Butterworth.
"Harry Potter" producer David Heyman acquired feature rights to the first book a decade ago, but that option lapsed, and New Line considered the property five years later. Former New Line exec Maisel began discussing the film project with Byng a few years ago before acquring the rights.
Shere C of E Aided Infant School in Gomshall Lanel will be turning into an orphanage over the half term holiday! Filming will happen during half term holidays, so little disruption occurrs.
Monday & Tuesday (29th/30th) there will be Stop/Go Board traffic management at the Lower Street/Willow Walk junction, and in Lower Street, Middle Street & near the school in Gomshall Lane. Parking in the vicinity will be restricted. Filming is planned to continue on Tuesday 6th November
Strrets are cleared for filming
Constructing the libray between the 'Lucky Duck' (Now the Dabbling Duck Tea room) and The Forge
Completed Library - made out of polystyrene
Shooting the scene in Middle Street - October 2012
Shooting the scene in Middle Street - October 2012
Day of Filming
Fleuries Flower shop in Middle Street is covered into a store - Now Shere Delights Sweetshop
Additional Filming is due on Sunday 16th December 2012
A Mother's Son starring Martin Clunes, Alexander Arnold, Hermione Norris and Paul McGann was partly filmed in Shere in early June 2012 and was mainly centered on 'The Manor House'.
Two-part ITV series starring: Hermione Norris, Martin Clunes, Paul McGann, Nicola Walker and Alexander Arnold
The Last Weekend: Based on the novel of the same name by Blake Morrison, ‘’The Last Weekend’’ tells the story of two estranged couples reunited during a holiday retreat at a remote cottage by the sea. Over the course of the long weekend, dangerous tensions surface as each day sees the competitive couples carry out challenges with horrifying consequences. The Last Weekend stars Rupert Penry Jones, Genevieve O'Reilly, Shaun Evans and Claire Keelan. - wikipedia
It is reported that the show will take the format of 3 x 60 minute episodes, adapted by Mick Ford – the man behind ITV’s critically acclaimed drama Single Father.
Set over a long weekend in East Anglia, The Last Weekend tells the story of Ian and his wife Em, invited by an old university friend Ollie and his wife Daisie, to spend a few days in a remote cottage by the sea.
What should be a weekend of sunlit relaxation turns to horror as Ian and Ollie resurrect a bet made 20 years before.
Each day becomes a series of challenges for higher and higher stakes, setting in train actions that will have irreversible and horrifying consequences.
The Mary Whitehouse Story written by Amanada Coe, telling the story of the Britsish morality campaigner, Mary Whitehouse
First Episode broadcast on 28th May 2008 on BBC 2
Starring Julie Walters, which documents the rise of Mary Whitehouse during the 1960's, and the relationship between her and
Sir Hugh Carleton Greene, the Director General of the BBC.
In the early 1960s, Mrs. Mary Whitehouse, a middle-aged school teacher, begins a campaign against what she sees as filth and smut on
BBC television and radio. She and a friend start knocking on doors, circulating petitions and organizing rallies. Her nemesis during this time is Sir Hugh Carleton Greene, Director General of the BBC. He thinks
she is just an old busybody who has no artistic taste and doesn't represent the mainstream of British society. Throughout his tenure,
which lasted several years, he refused to see her or respond to her correspondence.
She continued to campaign at what she viewed as unacceptable programming until her death in 2001. Written by garykmcd - source
Thanks to Brian and Barbara Grover for tipping me off on this one.
2006 - The Holiday
The Holiday is a 2006 American romantic comedy film written, produced and directed by Nancy Meyers.
Distributed by Columbia Pictures and Universal Studios, it stars Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet as two lovelorn women from opposite sides of the
Atlantic Ocean, who temporarily exchange homes to escape heartbreak during the holiday season. Jude Law and Jack Black co-star.
the film became a global box office success, grossing $205 million worldwide, mostly from its international run. Diaz garnered an ALMA Award nomination for her performance, while Winslet was nominated for an Irish Film and Television Award the following year. The film itself won the 2007 Teen Choice Award in the Chick Flick category. - wikipedia - VIEW MORE
A year later the film is released on DVD - The above DVDreleased in the USA conatins 'Special Features with a 20 minute documentary
of the filming of 'The Holiday' titled "Foreign Exchange: The Making of The Holday" - contains off-shot scenes of Shere and why the village
was chosen as one of the locations.
The International DVD release (UK and Europe) does not have the Special Features section. The DVD that does, has 'The Holiday' written in red letters as shown above, so try and search this one out.
Hollywood duo hit town
February 17, 2006
HOLLYWOOD has arrived in Shere as Jude Law and Cameron Diaz take a romantic stroll down a transformed Church Street.
The A-list stars have been working on romantic comedy The Holiday, which is also set to star Kate Winslet and Jack Black.
Adorned with Christmas decorations and filled with fake shops the usually quiet street has become quite a tourist attraction in the past few days.
The glamorous visitors, who were in the town all day Wednesday, were seen admiring the beamed buildings and chatting happily with shop owners. Church Street was transformed into the high street of nearby village Shere.
Shop fronts were turned into a butchers, complete with giant turkeys, a post office and chemist and a bakery. Godalming Station was used for filming on Tuesday evening.
The film company, Waveland Pictures, based at Shepperton Studios, provided security to keep the gathering crowds away from the set.
Local police officers were also on standby although unaffected shops continued to trade throughout.
Wintry scenes have also been filmed in the real village of Shere where a mock manor house has been built and the streets and parish church covered in fake snow.
The Wedding Date is a 2005 romantic comedy directed by Clare Kilner, who also directed How to Deal (2003). The release was successful achieving $47 million worldwide at the box office against a budget of $15 million. It is based on the book Asking for Trouble by Elizabeth Young. wikipedia
Debra Messing as Kat Ellis
Dermot Mulroney as Nick Mercer
Amy Adams as Amy Ellis
Jeremy Sheffield as Jeffrey
Jack Davenport as Edward Fletcher-Wooten
Sarah Parish as TJ
Peter Egan as Victor Ellis
Holland Taylor as Bunny
Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent
2004 British romantic comedy film directed by Beeban Kidron, based on Helen Fielding's novel of the same name.
It stars Renée Zellweger as Bridget Jones, Colin Firth as Mark Darcy and Hugh Grant as Daniel Cleaver.
It is the sequel to Bridget Jones's Diary (2001). There are significant differences in the storylines between the novel and this film adaptation,
and between the United States version and United Kingdom version of the film, including an alternate ending. - Wikipedia
Bridget Jones - Press Reports
Cameras roll for sequel to Bridget Jones
(icSurrey, Dec 4, 2003, by John Williams)
Hollywood descended on St James' Church, Shere, for the filming of a major British film. International stars Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth, as well as a host of British comic actors, were involved in the filming of the sequel to Bridget Jones's Diary in the village on Monday.
Two hundred extras and crew bustled around the normally peaceful streets as a crowd of expectant onlookers jostled to see the celebrities. Tonnes of false snow were sprayed over the church and graveyard and throughout the morning the village experienced an early-winter blizzard. Several police officers attended the site to control the lorries that served the set and to try and contain the paparazzi photographers who were there to snap the stars.
The filming saw Bridget, played by Oscar-nominated actress Renée Zellweger, as a bridesmaid at the re-marriage of her mother and father, played by Gemma Jones and Jim Broadbent. Onlookers had to stifle their laughter as they saw the actors careering along the path from the church to the Rolls Royce at its gates to the strains of the Monkees' song, I'm a Believer.
While the film company would not reveal any plot details, the Advertiser understands that the scene is part of a dream sequence for Bridget's mother who envisages her re-marriage to Bridget's father. The church's windows were blacked out, but it was full of helium balloons and coloured lighting according to bystanders who had sneaked a look inside. Raedon Luxon, who works in the White Horse pub opposite the church, said: "We have been full of workers from the film. They have been here since the early hours of this morning. "It certainly has been the most exciting thing to happen in the village for some time." Crew members had been swarming around the village since 6.30am, apparently going into the convenience store on Middle Street and asking for vast quantities of food, including 88 loaves of bread.
TE films Ltd, which is producing Bridget Jones, warned residents well in advance of the day's disruption at the church, and made a donation to the parish council funds.
Is it Bridget's wedding?
(Daily Mail, Dec 3, 2004)
Has Bridget Jones finally got her wish for an idyllic wedding?
From the bouquet in her arms and the man of her dreams beside her, it would certainly seem so. But, as with most things Bridget, all is not quite what it seems.
Renee Zellweger, as the famous singleton, is actually the bridesmaid to her parents, who decide to renew their marriage vows after a brief separation. But the look of love she gives Colin Firth, who plays Mark Darcy, and her frantic rush to catch her mother's bouquet—it took three attempts—leaves no one in doubt that she's longing for the day when she will walk down the aisle as a bride.
The scene is from the eagerly-awaited movie Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. Hopes were raised that Bridget would marry after cast member Celia Imrie hinted there was a wedding in the new film—even though the character does not wed in the book—and then said: "Oops, I shouldn't have said that."
A winter wonderland of snow and ice was created for the filming in Shere, Surrey. However, the real British weather interrupted shooting for most of the day as rain repeatedly destroyed the look of the fake snow. "In the end they had to do the scene in just three takes because rain kept on ruining the snowy effect," said an onlooker yesterday. "The whole cast looked very at ease with each other and they seemed to be having a good time."
The cast are halfway through filming the sequel to Helen Fielding' s Bridget Jones, which is expected to be complete by January.
Ren will I get a guy?
(The Sun, Dec 3, 2003)
Could single girl Renee Zellweger's fortunes be improving as she catches the bride’s bouquet with handsome Colin Firth at her shoulder?
But sadly for Renee it’s all just make-believe. The scene is from her new movie, Bridget Jones’s Diary: Edge Of Reason. And that’s not all that’s a fantasy. Even the snow fluttering across the Surrey countryside is fake.
In the scene, Bridget’s parents renew their wedding vows and she catches the bouquet— traditionally a sign that she will be next to walk down the aisle.
Here is (A location film set) photo by local photographer Chris Marsh
Michael Kitchen - Edward Fox - Robert Hardy all star in this Series premiere. England, May 1940: Set against the backdrop of Hastings, East Sussex, during World War II, Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle is thwarted in his attempts to serve his country in the war effort. Instead, his duty is to serve his local community, effectively sitting out the war, by investigating petty crimes and an occasional murder or two.
Some scenes were filmed in Shere, Surrey around 'the Square' and St' James' Churchyard towards Church Cottages.
Approx: 28 minute mark
The Square looking towards church
Parked outside 'Collins' - Grovers
Approx: 45 minute mark
Other local scenes:
The Doctor's House was Flint Cottage, Mickleham, Dorking.
Juniper Hall (Hospital) in Mickleham
Fishing Spot - The River Mole, Dorking
1994 - Four Weddings and a Funeral
Four Weddings and a Funeral was filmed partly at Albury Park and the old church in the grounds where one of the weddings took place.
1990 - Bullseye!
- Roger Moore & Michael Caine- Directed by Michael Winner
We've been expecting you Mr. Bond...
... Not many villages can boast that two major film stars, both huge Hollywood stars, Sir Miacheal Caine and Sir Roger Moore and directed by Hollywood Film Director, Michael Winner.
This is the second James Bond leading actor that has appeared in Shere. The first actor being Sean Connory filming some 30 years earlier for the 1961 film, On the Fiddle.
"Moore and Caine play dual rolls in this off-beat and highly silly caper - a pair of small time con-men and a partnership of nuclear physicists.
As con-men, they use their uncanny resemblance to the high-living scientists to con their way to the scientists' safety deposit boxes,
but in so-doing become entangled in a shady world of spies and international intrigue" Written by Paul Roach <firstname.lastname@example.org>
UK release: November 1990
Rest of the World: 1991
Thanks to Steve Cook for the above photo of Michael Caine
" In the film you may recall a scene where Michael Caine is running out of the bank to effect a getaway in the waiting Jaguar car.
There were many run troughs of this before the cameras were let loose and what my picture shows is a practice run out of the bank towards the car.
When this was happening the police would stop traffic for obvious reasons.
I did witness one very funny moment when the police for some reason failed to stop the cars and Mr Caine came shooting out of the building straight into the path of a very startled driver.
His look of outrage at someone running out in front of him quickly changed to total amazement when he realise he had nearly killed Michael Caine
I didn’t meet any of the actors but did have a couple of words with Michael Winner the director during the filming of a motor bike stunt.
In the film Roger Moore is on the back of a motorcycle during a chase. The stunt rider was Eddie Kidd and the stunt which involved jumping over a river was filmed next to the ford at the end of Lower street.
A large ramp was constructed and Eddie kid with a roger Moore lookalike dummy had one take to scale the river. I was on the bridge with my daughter in her pushchair along with quite a large gathering."
- Steve Cook
1985 - Reunion at Fairborough
- Robert Mitchum & Deborah Kerr
World War II vets travel to England for a reunion at their old base. Once there, one (Robert Mitchum)
rekindles an old romance with an old flame (Deborah Kerr).
Partly filmed around The White Horse in Shere
Filmed in England, Reunion at Fairborough served as the fourth movie pairing of Robert Mitchum and Deborah Kerr. Mitchum plays a disgruntled American, who arrives in England for a reunion with his old wartime bombing squadron. Ms. Kerr plays the local woman whom Mitchum had seduced and left behind forty years earlier. She greets her ex-love with the daunting news that he's a father -- and grandfather. Whilst enjoyable to see these two great stars united again it fails to ignite the same sparks as the earlier Mitchum/Kerr teamings (Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957), The Sundowners (1960), The Grass is Greener (1961)), but at least it's attractively photographed. Originally telecast as an "HBO Premiere" on May 12, 1985, Reunion at Fairborough was briefly released theatrically outside the USA.
"The lovely, old village of Shere, where William the Conqueror once maintained a manor, has been used to represent the town of Fairborough, so you'll have some charming scenery to divert you"
1977 - Romance
- The Black Knight
Episode aired - 16th March 1977
Suring the television episode, Edward Fox and Sinead Cusak get married in St. James' Church, Shere - The series is called 'Romance' and this episode 'The Black Knight' is set in 1926.
1972 - The Ruling Class
- Peter O'Toole & Alistair Sim
The Ruling Class is a 1972 British black comedy film. It is an adaptation of Peter Barnes' satirical stage play which tells the story of a
paranoid schizophrenic British nobleman (played by Peter O'Toole) who inherits a peerage. The film costars Alastair Sim, William Mervyn,
Coral Browne, Harry Andrews, Carolyn Seymour, James Villiers and Arthur Lowe. It was produced by
Jules Buck and directed by Peter Medak .
The film is a "commercial failure [...that] has since become a cult classic"; Peter O'Toole described it as "a comedy with tragic relief".
The film was shot in black and white at Shepperton Studios in London. Location filming was done at the village of Shere in Surrey.
It was one of several 1960s British horror films to be scored by the avant-garde Elisabeth Lutyens, whose father, Edwin Lutyens,
designed Manor House Lodge in Shere, a small property which features prominently at several points in the film - wikipedia
Photos taken from 'The Earth Dies Screaming' film set in 1965
Great view down Middle Street - The weeping Willow trees are small
St James' church
View from the Butchers
Note that the Oak tree has yet to be planted in the Square
Queue from Grovers is as long as ever
1 The Square has yet to have its extension
Heading up Shere Lane
Released in USA under the title Operation Snafu some years later (May 21 of 1965) - Ince Sean Connery became really famous in Hollywood after releasing the first ever James Bond Movie the following year, and subsequent Bond Movies, there was interest in any Connery film related releases.
Sean Connory, John Le Mesurier, Stanley Holloway, Alfred Lynch, Cecil Parker, Wilfrid Hyde White, Kathleen Harrison, Eleanor Summerfield,
Eric Barker, Victor Maddern, Barbara Windsor
Director : Cyril Frankel Production Company : Anglo Amalgamated / S Benjamin Fisz
Original UK Film Poster
US Film Poster - Re-released as 'Operation Snafu'
The war is in full swing and London wide-boy Horace Pope is horrified when he's tricked into signing up to the RAF by a wily court-room judge. Pope quickly finds a friend in Pedlar Pascoe, a slow-witted but big-hearted willing serviceman of gypsy origin.
Pedlar had joined up with the full intention of seeing combat, but Pope has no such desires. He quickly begins putting his gift of the gab and knack for spotting a money-making opportunity to use, and the pair - now near inseparable - begin the rounds of British RAF bases, always making sure they stay one step ahead of their transfer papers to the front!
Through a series of craftily engineered postings, the loveable duo keep moving around the country for a good few years before an equally world-wise American Sergeant, Buzzer, catches up with them and serves them with a transfer to France - where they encounter the enemy at far closer quarters, and with a far more surprising outcome, than they could have ever begun to imagine.
ON THE FIDDLE
Based on the novel "Stop at a Winner" by R.F. Delderfield.
Alfred Lynch ... Horace Pope
Sean Connery ... Pedlar Pascoe
Cecil Parker ... Group Capt. Bascombe
Stanley Holloway ... Mr. Cooksley
Eric Barker ... Doctor
Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Trowbridge
Kathleen Harrison ... Mrs. Cooksley
Eleanor Summerfield ... Flora McNaughton
Terence Longdon ... Air Gunner
Victor Maddern ... First Airman
Harry Locke ... Huxtable
John Le Mesurier ... Hixon
Viola Keats ... Sister
Peter Sinclair ... Mr. Pope
Edna Morris ... Lil
Cyril Smith ... Ticket Collector
Graham Stark ... Sgt. Ellis
Jack Smethurst ... Dai Tovey
Patsy Rowlands ... Evie
Miriam Karlin ... WAAF Sergeant
Priscilla Morgan ... Gwynneth Tovey
Bill Owen ... Cpl. Gittens
Ian Whittaker ... Lancing
Harold Goodwin ... Cpl. Reeves
Barbara Windsor ... Mavis
Toni Palmer ... Ivy
Kenneth J. Warren ... Dusty
Ann Beach ... Iris
Beatrix Lehmann ... Lady Edith
The Passionate Stranger (U.S. A Novel Affair) is a 1957 British drama film, directed by Muriel Box and starring Margaret Leighton and Ralph Richardson. It uses the film within a film device, with the "real" part of the plot shot in black-and-white and the "fictional" element in colour.
The interior scenes were shot at Shepperton Studios, with location filming taking place at Chilworth, Surrey.
1952 - Crow Hollow
Crow Hollow is a 1952 British Mystery and Suspense film directed by Michael McCarthy
Natasha Parry at Gomshall and Shere railway station
STORY: Newly-wed wife (Natasha Parry) to a young doctor played by Donald Houston, goes to live with him in an oppressive old house, named Crow Hollow, where various mysterious attempts are made on her life.
Interesting glimpse, albeit short, of the wonderful station platform.
1946 - A Matter of Life and Death
- David Niven
A Matter of Life and Death (1946) is a romantic fantasy film set in World War II by the British writer-director-producer team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. It was originally released in U.S. under the title Stairway to Heaven, which derived from the film's most prominent special effect: a broad escalator linking the Other World and Earth. Reversing the effect in The Wizard of Oz, the supernatural scenes are in black-and-white, while the ones on Earth are in Technicolor.
In 2004, A Matter of Life and Death was named the second greatest British film ever made by the magazine Total Film in a poll of 25 film critics, behind only Get Carter. - WIKIPEDIA
David Niven as Squadron Leader Peter David Carter
Kim Hunter as June
Roger Livesey as Doctor Frank Reeves
Marius Goring as Conductor 71
Raymond Massey as Abraham Farlan
Abraham Sofaer as the Judge/Surgeon
Joan Maude as the Chief Recorder
Kathleen Byron as an Angel
Richard Attenborough as an English Pilot
Bonar Colleano as an American Pilot
Robert Coote as Flying Officer Bob Trubshawe
View taken from Flat 1 (our home) looking upwardsover 'The Pound' right to the 'Old Fire Station' panning right up Middle Street.
Hearts of the World (1918) is a silent film directed by D.W. Griffith, a wartime propaganda classic that was filmed on location in Britain and near the Western Front, made at the request of the British Government to change the neutral mindset of the American public. - wikipedia
The 1919 DW Griffith silent "Hearts of the World" not only features a scene or two shot in Shere, Surrey, but in those scenes has the first ever (if uncredited) film role by Noel Coward, as a barrow boy.
Scene near the beginning of the Film: Abinger Hammer - see below location comparison:
Comparing photos: Scene from the Film - with Cows.
Abinger Hammer postcard from almost the same direction
Scene 20 minutes into the Film: Gomshall Lane/Middle Street junction with Manor Cottage clearly seen the background
Outside Manor Cottage gate in the wall
And on the inside of Manor Cottage Garden
Manor Cottage Garden
Starring Lillian Gish
Sir Edward Grey
Erich von Stroheim
John Harron - 1
Noel Coward - 1
Note 1: uncredited