<div style="display:inline;"> <img height="1" width="1" style="border-style:none;" alt="" src="//googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/viewthroughconversion/1028731116/?value=0&amp;guid=ON&amp;script=0">
6 ISSUES FOR £6 Subscribe to Surrey Life today click here

Surrey Film Locations: Comedy

PUBLISHED: 14:34 28 July 2017

(c) JosephWGallagher / Thinkstock

(c) JosephWGallagher / Thinkstock

JosephWGallagher

While many of these comedies will be no stranger to our TV screens, we bet they were filmed a bit closer to home than you think…

1. Bridget Jones’ Diary: The Edge of Reason (2003) – Shere, St James’ Church

Look closely at the final wedding scene and behind Renee Zellweger and co, and you’ll spot the pretty St James’s Church where 2007’s Surrey Life carol concert was also held.

2. Carry on Columbus (1992) – Frensham Ponds , Near Farnham

We might not have any beaches in Surrey, but this didn’t stop the makers of this classic Carry On film using Frensham Ponds, to the south of Farnham, to represent the American coastline.

Little Pond 2

3. Carry on Cowboy (1965) – Chobham Common

There was a stagecoach situated at Chobham Common for this comedy. One scene is said to have been re-shot because somebody drove his Rover along the main road (Staple Hill) in shot, having refused instructions from security to wait.

Chobham Common

4. Carry on Jack (1963) – Frensham Ponds, Near Farnham

Starring Kenneth Williams and Bernard Cribbins, on this occasion Frensham Ponds was used to double up as the Spanish coastline.

5. Cuban Fury (2014) – Send Marsh

Nick Frost’s new comedy landed in Send Marsh in August 2012. A house in Willow Drive was used for interior shots with one shot outside where Frost cycled through into Maple Road. He also filmed in Lower Sunbury.

6. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) – Betchworth, Near Dorking

The beautiful St Michael’s was one of three churches used in this classic romantic comedy that propelled Hugh Grant to international fame. Another was St Peter and St Paul, the Saxon church at Albury Park, Albury.

7. Hippie Hippie Shake (2007) – Albury, near Guildford

Actress Sienna Miller caused a stir when she filmed a ‘naked’ scene in a pond at Albury, near Guildford, dressed in next to nothing.

8. Hope and Glory (1987) – Wisley Airfield

The main street in this British comedy-drama was constructed on Wisley airfield runway. Our contributor says the attention to detail was amazing at the front of the ‘houses’ and ‘gardens’ although the backs were just shells - and the ‘London’ skyline in the background was a huge painting.

9.Hot Fuzz (2007) – Waverley Abbey , Near Farnham

The Simon Pegg and Nick Frost starring madcap police flick sees the protagonists managing to run from Wells in Somerset to Waverley Abbey and back again in one scene - it’s the bit where Sgt Nicholas Angel (Pegg) gets stabbed by his partner PC Danny Butterman (Frost).

Waverley Abbey ruins (1)

10. Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) – Garrison Church of St Barbara, Deepcut

A comic book remake featuring a cast including Samuel L Jackson, Michael Caine, Leonardo DiCaprio and Colin Firth, the Garrison Church of St Barbara, Deepcut took centre stage in a number of scenes - a replica wall was constructed at the church and stained glass windows removed for filming.

11.The Man from U.N.C.L.E (2015) – Hankley Common

Directed by Guy Ritchie, this rebooting of The Man from U.N.C.L.E stars Henry Cavill, Alicia Vikander and Hugh Grant visited Hankley Common near Elstead.

12.Outside Bet (2012) – Sandown Racecourse. Esher

Starring Jenny Agutter, Bob Hoskins and Lucy Drive, Outside Bet sees a life-long group of friends at the bad end of a redundancy pay-out deciding to invest their savings into a racehorse. Scenes were shot at the Sandown racecourse

13. The Ruling Class (1972) – Shere

The village of Shere doubles as Gurney estate village in this British black comedy film starring Peter O’Toole, Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe and Harry Andrews.

14. Spiceworld: The Movie (1997) – Ham House, Richmond

Richard E Grant joined the Spice Girls at the National Trust’s Ham House for this ‘musical’ adventure.

15. War Machine (2016) – Dunsfold Park , Near Cranleigh

A satirical Netflix film, said to be inspired by the book The Operators: The Wild And Terrifying Inside Story Of America’s War In Afghanistan by the late Michael Hastings, Brad Pitt and his co-stars, including a Barack Obama look-a-like, made the most of Dunsfold’s famous 747 aircraft.

Boeing 747

16.The Wedding Date (2005) – Shere

A romantic comedy directed by Clare Kilner, The Wedding Date stars Debra Messing and Dermot Mulroney. It is based on the book Asking for Trouble by Elizabeth Young and features St James’s Church in Shere for a wedding scene, as well as Chilworth Manor and Winkworth Arboretum near Godalming.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Surrey visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Surrey staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Surrey account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Out & About

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Enjoy this easy 2.5 mile (4 km) walk around this picturesque heathland and alpine woodland, close to Guildford

Read more
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Pack a bottle of Champagne, wrap up warm and escape outdoors to one of these romantic Surrey escapes this month...

Read more

Horley’s townsfolk are so keen on their Surrey heritage that there was uproar in the 1970s when boundary changes suggested the town should become part of West Sussex. We love it for its independent cafés and close proximity to the airport

Read more
Monday, January 29, 2018

Within London’s ever-changing zeitgeist, different neighbourhoods take turns to define the city’s cultural landscape. And there is no doubt that, right now, the reinvigorated area of Bloomsbury is the place to be – and be seen

Read more
Monday, January 29, 2018

We pick some of the best events and performances going on across Surrey in February 2018

Read more
Monday, January 29, 2018

Floral beauty may be scarce in the winter but it is the snowdrop that is the first herald of spring. Displays of these hardy little blooms can last from January through to March. We pick seven of the best places in Surrey to find snowdrops

Read more
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

According to figures from the Office for National Statistics, the Mole Valley is one of the happiest districts in Surrey. The region is also home to some of the most rural and beautiful villages in the county. We pick 8 of the prettiest places to live in the Mole Valley

Read more

Located at the tripoint with Hampshire and West Sussex, Haslemere has always been a fiercely independent Surrey town and harbours a number of surprising hidden gems. Visit and you’ll soon see what has, through the ages, inspired writers, artists and residents alike

Read more
Monday, January 1, 2018

Surrey villages are some of the most beautiful in Britain – think red-bricked cottages, cosy pubs, village greens and picture-worthy streets. We picked 14 of the prettiest Surrey villages to live.

Read more
Monday, December 18, 2017

From its controversial cathedral and setted (not cobbled!) High Street to its indpendent shops and riverside location, Surrey’s county town ticks a lot of boxes

Read more
Monday, December 4, 2017

Guildford Fringe Theatre Company is back again with another risqué panto strictly for the over 18s from the Back Room of the Star Inn.

Read more
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Enjoy a delightful two mile heath and woodland walk around this country park, which recently achieved the highest rating from Natural England. A must for all the family – both two and four-legged!

Read more
Monday, November 20, 2017

Surrey is a county full of festive delights. Think cosy pubs, frosty views and long winter walks. We pick 22 wonderful reasons to spend Christmas in Surrey.

Read more
Monday, November 6, 2017

Surrey is England’s most wooded county and the Surrey Hills boasts almost 40 per cent woodland cover. These woodlands hide a wealth of archaeological features. We pick some of the best woodland walks to explore

Read more
 
Great British Holidays advert link

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Surrey's trusted business finder

Job search in your local area



Property Search