Ealing Studios, the studio where Downton Abbey films was awarded a Guinness World Record for being the oldest continuously operating film studio in the world. The cast & crew of Downton were on hand to present the award.
Gordon Innes from London & Partners commented: “After 110 years of film-making this award marks the contribution this London icon has produced not only for world cinema, but also our economy. Our capital continues to be featured in some of the most inspiring and creative films and from our research we know that one in ten overseas visitors cite film as a reason to come to the capital, generating £1.9 billion in revenue each year.”
Situated in Ealing, west London, the studios have been making some of the most iconic and classic British cinema and films for over a century. From the first screen version of Hamlet in 1912, through to the 1940’s and 1950’s classics, The Ladykillers, The Lavender Hill Mob, Passport to Pimlico, and Kind Hearts and Coronets as well as modern films such as The Importance of Being Earnest and the St Trinian’s series, this working studio continues to develop and nurture creative talent in the capital.
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