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How many Films have been shot in or around Wigan
Started by: blackrodweaver (463) Report abuse
Up Rivington Yesterday and they are filming

A HOLLYWOOD blockbuster starring Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver is currently being shot in Horwich.

Are there any famous films that have been made in Wigan.

Saw them filming Foyle War in Haigh Hall a few months ago but any Cinema Hits

Posted by: phred (322)   Report abuse
Didn't they shoot a world war one Battle of the Somme depiction at Ince Moss pit tips quite a long time ago?

Posted by: flaggy delf (518)  Report abuse
Wasn't the Ince Moss film something to do with Russia, either the Revolution but perhaps a composer. I think Geoff Shryhane of the Observer was an extra.

Posted by: Handsomeminer (1298) Report abuse
they did indeed phred roughly 47 year ago it was for some historrical drama series that spanned about 100years of history cant think of the name

Posted by: Handsomeminer (1298) Report abuse
it was on itv or granada or whatever it was at the time ,might of been called ,,inheritance,, or something similar

Posted by: ashpad (84) Report abuse
It was a tv series and they also shot scenes at the Harrow Pub at Edge Green

Posted by: PeterP (6151) Report abuse
TV programme was called Sam I think

Posted by: Handsomeminer (1298) Report abuse
hi Peter just googled it ,it was inheritance released in 1967 we had great fun as kids watching them shoot the war scense over ince moss

Posted by: flaggy delf (518)  Report abuse
'Liam' of course, filmed in part in Ince around Bird and Keble streets.

Posted by: Handsomeminer (1298) Report abuse
,,the land that time forgot ,,was filmed in leigh

Posted by: kathpressey (4282)  Report abuse

Posted by: linma (2372) Report abuse
Liam Neesom was filming in Preston today.

Posted by: bassman (3536) Report abuse
In '87 Iwas on a course at Haigh Hall and Ben Kingsley was filming there in a Russian type film, but can't remember what it was.We came out of a room and they'd just finished a scene and walked past us....my claim to fame

Posted by: tonker (19029)   Report abuse
Planet of the Apes was filmed in Wigan!

Posted by: baker boy (13744) Report abuse
and ashton/haydock

Posted by: tonker (19029)   Report abuse
That was the sequel. The characters were all from Wigan!

Posted by: Handsomeminer (1298) Report abuse
you really must overcome this insane jelousy Tonks

Posted by: hindleyite (3995) Report abuse
Several Coronation Street funerals have been filmed at Howe Bridge crem.

Posted by: sir bob (7084)  Report abuse
Going back to the early 1970's there was a series on telly called 'Sam' about a mining family and they filmed some of the scenes at Garswood Railway Station, I know that because I saw them doing it

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4580)   Report abuse
wasnt the former taggart actor in sam,?

Posted by: Handsomeminer (1298) Report abuse
wigan should be twin towned with hollywood

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4580)   Report abuse
if it is anything like newport more like bollywood.

Posted by: Handsomeminer (1298) Report abuse
haha not yet but getting their,dont forget joe your an immigrant there

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4580)   Report abuse
always been a gypsy have a good new years party if your going out ,all the best for next year.

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4580)   Report abuse
as Shep been seen lately ?

Posted by: blackrodweaver (463) Report abuse
New series of Foyle war starts tonight don't no if its the one filmed at Haigh Hall or not ..worth a look good progamme

Posted by: Handsomeminer (1298) Report abuse
Not seen Shep since begining of last summer which is unusual usually drop on him every month or so

Posted by: Perkin Warbeck (1448) Report abuse
bassman,

Testimony: The Story of Shostakovich was the film.

Colin Hurst from Wigan Little Theatre played Stalin's secretary

Posted by: sir bob (7084)  Report abuse
That television series from the early 1970's I mentioned 'Sam' I never actually watched it

Best films for using Wigan as a location, in my opinion are

'Liam' filmed in Higher Ince

And

'Holy Cross' filmed in Worsley Hall

And

'Legless' filmed in King Street & Wallgate

Posted by: oldjourno (51) Report abuse
BBC filmed The Somme on the land behind the former Amberswood Common refuse site. It was a boiling hot day and the BBC used huge water jets to create a muddy scene and the illusion of rain. Together with Geoffrey Shryhane from the Observer I watched some of the battle scenes from a nearby 'bomb hole'.

Posted by: linma (2372) Report abuse
Just watched Foyle' s War part of which filmed at Haigh Hall. Michael Kitchen in Wigan and I missed seeing him.

Posted by: tonker (19029)   Report abuse
He wasn't in Wigan. He was in Haigh!

Posted by: bassman (3536) Report abuse
Cheers Perkin.....

 
 
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