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Four Lions On Location

June 10, 2010

I finally went to see Four Lions yesterday, and probably wouldn’t mention it except for a few things. Obviously the time is well past for reviews as many have done it better, but my general impression was enjoyment, but with the provenance of the thing, disappointment. As a stand alone movie it was good, but I expected more from Chris Morris.

But the reason I mention the movie is that it was almost entirely, if not entirely, filmed in Sheffield and we should be proud of that! It is a shame that Sheffield wasn’t mentioned as the setting but Tinsley was, which is slightly strange. The Malin Bridge tram was also featured a lot in cut scenes, so anyone who knows Sheffield would recognise it. There were clear scenes on the Wicker (Kebabish!), in Meersbrook Park, Tinsley, Fargate and plenty of other places.

What I realised, however, is that I was actually just out of shot in one of the scenes. There’s a scene in the movie when the men are running down a street (Meersbrook Park Road) with lots of shopping bags full of explosives. They then turn right onto a side road. On that very day I was walking along the road and had to wait with the production crew on the side road whilst they filmed – almost famous! Still, I got a free cuppa at the time and was none the wiser until yesterday that that’s what it was for. Pretty cool I thought.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 11, 2010 7:09 am

    wow rosie! filmed in meersbrook park too thats awesome I’ve been meaning to see this for ages too

  2. Pete Green permalink
    June 11, 2010 9:44 am

    Was it the Wicker where the marathon scenes towards the end were shot? Pretty good going to make Sheffo look like London!

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