Finding Your Feet

Date: 2017
Director: Richard Loncraine
Production Company: Eclipse Films, Catalyst Global Media, Powderkeg Pictures

Stars: Imelda Staunton, Timohty Spall, Celia Imrie, Joanna Lumley, David Hayman, John Sessions
Location(s): Hertfordshire, London, Rome

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Storyline:

After fleeing a comfortable home and her husband’s infidelity, a keen ex-dancer moves into her sister’s housing estate and finds her identity. SJ

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Sessions and Stauton's comfortable Surrey mansion. In fact it's Hertfordshire, Bannits' House, Chalfont Lane, Chorleywood in Hertfordshire.

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And we see the front of this Arts and Crafts house as caterers set up for a party to celebrate Sessions' knighthood.

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Hayman on his canal boat next to Spall's on the Regent's Canal alongside Blomfield Road, London W9.

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This could either be Hampstead No. 3 Pond for mixed bathers, or, nearer Highgate, the Kenwood Ladies in which case a now could be restrictive unless we can find female help.

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This is prepared to be very much temporary, but I include it to show that the background is similar. I should be a pond further back but I hadn't brought my trunks. SJ

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Her ladyship Staunton, slightly intimidated, arrives at sister Imrie's estate. This is Jesson House, part of the Rodney Estate east of Walworth Road, SE17.

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This is Jesson House, part of the Rodney Estate east of Walworth Road, SE17. SJ

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Staunton and Imrie meet at the less cluttered entrance.

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Jesson House is on the east side of Orb Street opposite Nursery Row Park. Also seen in TV's Dr Who (The End of Time). SJ

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Spall visits his wife who is permanently hospitalised with Alzheimer's.

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Imrie and Staunton chew the fat after a funeral on Pancras Road, NW1.

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Peter provides this comparison.

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They emerge from dance classes at the Round Chapel. This is the corner of Lower Clapton Road and Powerscroft Road E7.

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Imrie jumps aboard Spall's canal boat with Maida Avnue W2, in the background.

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The trio Imrie, Lumley and Staunton head for a park bench.

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Nursery Row Park in front of Orb Street SE17, also seen in 'Daphne'. SJ

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Imrie struggles with back pain as she ascends with Spall, Staunton and Hayman to make up a quartet.

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Holly Bush Steps NW3, also seen most recently in 'Hampstead'. SJ

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They turn right onto Holly Mount.

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To reveal The Holly Bush pub also seen in 'The Killing of Sister George'. SJ

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The dance class celebrate Christmas in an elaborate "mash-up" at Piccadilly Circus W1.

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The dance goes viral - the wonders of social media - as Sessions drives from Perrin's Court, also seen in 'Hampstead', onto Hampstead High Street NW3.

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Spall and Staunton saunter around the West End. Charing Cross Road next to Wyndham's Theatre WC2.

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Regent's Street in W1.

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Chinatown's Gerrard Street WC2.

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Ed's at Moor Street and Old Compton Street W1.

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Staunton tells Spall about her dancing ambitions turning up for an audition here.

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Catherine Street alongside the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. This corner was also seen in 'Never Let Me Go' (1953). SJ

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They turn the corner to locate Spall's van, parked ill-advisedly.

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This is Russell Street looking towards Catherine Street. Drury Lane is behind me. SJ

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Spall finds that his van is to be towed and so takes drastic action. Suddenly we're in St Cross Street, off Hatton Garden EC1.

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Thanks to the viral sensation caused at Piccadilly Circus, an invitation is extended to the dance troupe to perform in Rome. The Hotel Baglioni, 72 Via Veneto.

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The troupe see the sights.

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Ponte Sant'Angelo, Rome. SJ

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Spall and Lumley pause on the bridge to allow the sisters to catch up.

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A daytime shot of the Castel Sant'Angelo. SJ

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Spall guides Staunton through the routine of three wishes for three coins thrown into the fountain.

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The Fontana Trevi, seen in most films set in Rome. SJ

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The Piazza Navona, eerily deserted as it's first thing in the morning, looking south.

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The crowd walks up from the bathing pool after casting of ashes on Hampstead Heath.

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Staunton chases after Spall's canal boat. Identified by Tris, this is the entrance to Blomfield Road moorings in W2.

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And here's the proof from Tris.

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She finally catches up with him as he emerges from the Islington Canal tunnel at Colebrooke Row N1. That's a four mile dash: she must be keen!

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Tris provides this view looking west to the entrance of Islington Tunnel from the towpath running at right angles to Colebrooke Row.