UK inward investment from international features tops £1 billion


The British Film Commission today released figures which reveal production spend from large scale international features shooting in the UK, exceeded the £1 billion mark in 2011. The figures represent a healthy year on year increase in inward investment on 2008’s low of £432.9 million and 2010’s total of £979 million.

Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of the British Film Commission said: “2011’s production figures are further evidence that the UK is home to some of the world’s most talented and sought-after film-making talent. Coupled with our excellent infrastructure and facilities, the UK film industry is continuing to have a positive impact on the economy.”

Productions which started shooting in the UK in 2011 include the 23rd Bond film Skyfall,  Cloud Atlas, the international ensemble drama starring Tom Hanks; Danny Boyle’s thriller, Trance; Ridley Scott’s epic sci-fi adventure Prometheus; period drama Hyde Park on the Hudson directed by Roger Michell; Gambit a comedy starring Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz; Marc Forster’s geo-political thrillerWorld War Z starring Brad Pitt; and Bollywood film Housefull 2starring Amitabh Bachchan.

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