Hampstead

Date: 2017
Director: Joel Hopkins
Production Company: Ecosse Films, Motion Picture Capital, Scope Pictures

Stars: Diane Keaton, Brendan Gleeson, Lesley Manville, Phil Davis, Simon Callow
Location(s): Buckinghamshire, London

Region(s): ,

Storyline:

Widow, left in financial trouble, finds love with a hermit living rough on the neighbouring heath. SJ

Additional Information:

Inspired by the real life Harry Hallowes who, in 2007, won squatter’s rights to his patch of Hampstead Heath. He died in 2016.

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Keaton crosses the road from her flat worrying over the latest bills.

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West Heath Road, Hampstead NW3. Keaton's building is on the corner with Redington Road. SJ

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The old hospital is to be pulled down for luxury apartments.

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Looking into the West Heath where there is no building, not even "fab" luxury apartments. SJ

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Walking to work, the geography of the film is pretty good.

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The Holly Bush, Holly Mount, also seen in 'The Killing of Sister George', 'For Them That Trespass' and 'Finding Your Feet'. Also a past venue for an autumnal RS meeting. SJ

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Continuing on her way.

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Holly Bush Steps. Also seen as above and in 'Les Bicyclettes de Belsize'. SJ

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Slightly off the way to work, Keaton wishfully inspects a beret in a shop window.

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The pedestrian part of Flask Walk, NW3. Also seen in 'Kaleidoscope' and 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart'. SJ

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She volunteers at Oxfam.

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62 & 62 Gayton Road, NW3. SJ

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Still under the credits, hermit Gleeson wanders up to Kenwood House.

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A better view of the property from Peter.

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A dog temporarily steals Gleeson's baguette at the service wing of Kenwood House. 'Clegg', 'West 11' and 'Interlude' also featured scenes in and around the property.

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Keaton discusses her financial plight with an accountant who has taken a shine to her.

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The open air balcony of Villa Bianco, Perrin's Lane, NW3. SJ

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Keaton thinks about visiting the hermit's camp.

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Not too hard this one. West Heath Road, NW3. SJ

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Keaton visits her husband's grave in Highgate cemetery.

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She meets Gleeson by Karl Marx's memorial (out of shot to the right), also seen in 'Morgan, a Suitable Case for Treatment' and 'High Hopes'.

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Leaving work.

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61 Gayton Road again. SJ

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She becomes involved in a campaign to block the luxury apartments proposal.

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Back to Flask Walk, looking west this time. SJ

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Gleeson and Keaton enjoy a picnic at Highgate cemetery.

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The pair take a trip to the British Museum. On Great Russell Street opposite Montague Street, WC1.

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The Elgin Marbles.

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The couple search for Davis who can give evidence of Gleeson's long term occupation of his squat.

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Keaton leaves her flat, followed by her removal van.

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The corner of Bredington Road and West Heath Road. SJ

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She finds a new life in the country.

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Cycling from Pheasant's Hill Frieth into the centre of Hambleden, Buckinghamshire. SJ

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Passing the village shop, with St Mary the Virgin's church in the background.

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A very popular location for its "English village-ness." Seen in 'The Black Cat', 'The Avengers', 'The Legacy', 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang', 'The Captive Heart', 'A Bunch of Amateurs', 'Another Country', 'Dance with a Stranger', '101 Dalmatians', 'The Witches', 'A Month in the Country', 'Nanny McPhee Returns', 'Into the Woods', 'Candleshoe' and 'Rollin' with the Nines', amongst no doubt others. SJ

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Her new home in the grounds of Cliveden House, which is 11 miles away from Hambleden. Ferry Cottage can be rented from the National Trust.

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Keaton reunites with Gleeson, boating on the Thames.