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North & South. Locations. Importance in setting scene for character.
If I had to choose another career, I may have looked into location scouting, but I realise it is way more complex than it seems. Today, on this blog, I will be looking at some of the the locations used in North and South, and how they managed to create the backdrop for the piece. First - a quote from Richard Armitage:
"The locations are really important .... every time we arrived on set in the morning, most of us were floored by what we saw because they created this amazing world. We shot in Edinburgh to start with - with this amazing grand architecture, but a really important moment for me was when we arrived in Keighley which was about 3 weeks into filming and I finally saw the mill .... it had a profound affect on me. I wasn't aware of it at the time but .... I kind of grew about 2 inches. That was a very important moment for me and proof that the location has an effect on the character" Interview with Richard Armitage N&S DVD extras
For those of you who are interested in North&South locations, and who will perhaps want to search for them, I hope this post will be of interest. I have combined screencaps with links to the "real" places whenever I could find them. Thanks to IMDb for listing the locations used in North & South. Links were added by me. Many of the interiors were either shot in London or at custom built sets at Ealing Studios.
HELSTON Heightened colour was used in the first episode to highlight the contrast between the South and Milton. Towards the end of the film, colours in Milton become more obvious as Marharet's perception of it changes.
Cotton fluff was created by snow candles
Photo From Wikipedia
STEPS NEAR MARLBOROUGH MILLS
Warriston's Close, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK & Guthrie Street, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK The set designers covered many of the walls in billboards and posters which was customary in the 1850's. (They also helped to cover modern/out of period objects).
- Calton Old Cemetery, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK & Calton Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
- (Margaret's walks overlooking Milton)
- While this is in Edinburgh, a computer generated background was created for Milton with smoke stacks, and carriages moving along the streets. smoke machines were used to create smoke and fog.
- Saint Stephen's Church, New Town, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
- 33 Portland Place, Marylebone, London, England, UK
- (Gentlemen's Club/morgue/Aunt Shaw's house interiors)
- a) The 300 Mile Look - London (Richard Armitage was in London)
- b) The 300 Mile Look - Edinburgh (St Stephens Church steps) - Daniela Denby-Ashe looking up at Thornton in Edinburgh.
THE GREAT EXHIBITION - LONDON
- Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, Muswell Hill, London, England, UK
- (Great Exhibition scenes)
- MILTON street scenes. The production company took the street over for a week. The shop fronts were painted and decorated in keeping with the 1850's. Snow candles were used for scenes in winter. Once filming was over, the crew had to repaint the shop fronts, replace the modern lamp posts and return it back to the way it was.
- William Street, New Town, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
- (shopping scenes - scroll halfway down page of link)
- RAG ALLEY
- Borthwick's Close, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
- John Thornton walking down Rag Alley reminded of his own beginnings and personal struggle after his father had died.His eyes were opened to how his workers lived.
- MRS HALE'S FUNERAL & FANNY"S WEDDING
- St John-at-Hampstead, Church Row, Hampstead, London, England, UK
- (Mrs. Hale's funeral/Fanny's wedding)
- TRAIN STATION
- Horsted Keynes station, Bluebell Railway, West Sussex, England, UK
- (station in Milton) Train carriages used.
- Vintage Carriages Trust Museum of Rail Travel, Ingrow, Keighley, West Yorkshire, England, UK
- (railway carriages)