Another Country

Date: 1984
Director: Marek Kanievska
Production Company: Goldcrest Films International, National Film Finance Corp.

Stars: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Cary Elwes, Michael Jenn, Robert Addie, Rupert Wainwright
Location(s): Buckinghamshire, Lincolnshire, London, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire

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Storyline:

Set in a 1930’s public school, this film is based on the life of the young Guy Burgess who would become known as one of the Cambridge Spies.

Additional Information:

The church featured in the scene where the boy is found hanged is St Bartholomew the Great in Smithfield, London EC1. The church is also seen in ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ advises Quentin Jay. Screen captures uploaded by Phil Wilkinson from source material provided by John Tunstill. Uncredited ‘now’ shots by PW.  

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During the titles, establishing shot of a bridge passing through the colleges. Quentin Jay locates this as Deene Park in Northamptonshire.

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In Moscow, 1983. Julie Schofield is driven to meet Guy Bennett. Quentin Jay found Bush House on Strand, London WC2.

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The car turns into a courtyard. Bush House again says Quentin.

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Further along the river in image anoco001. Deene Park, Deene near Corby advises Quentin. The location was seen in 'A Cock and Bull Story'.

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Julie's car enters the courtyard of Bennett's apartment block. Quentin identifies this as Bush House too.

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Julie Schofield (Betsy Brantley) ascends the steps into the building. Quentin advises that this is more of Bush House.

Flashback to the 1930's as Guy Bennett tells his story to Julie.

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Brasenose Lane, Oxford, Oxfordshire.

Students head to attend the Remembrance Day service.

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A very similar Brasenose Lane now.

The Remembrance Day service.

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Old Schools Quadrangle, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire.

Donald Devenish (Rupert Wainwright) takes part in the parade at the Remembrance Day service.

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Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford.

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One of the college courtyards. The Main Courtyard, Apethorpe Hall, Apethorpe, Northamptonshire.

Students sing hymns during the service. Bodleian Library, Oxford.

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The same location now.

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A teacher walks through college. The Main Courtyard of Apethorpe Hall, Northamptonshire.

Prefects Delahay (Robert Addie) and Barclay (Michael Jenn) talk after the service. The Old Quad, Brasenose College, Oxford, Oxfordshire.

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The fountain was a prop. SJ

Wide shot of The Old Quad, Brasenose College, Oxford.

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As wide but lower. SJ

Guy Bennett (Rupert Everett) walks with Tommy Judd (Colin Firth) and Devenish. The Old Quad, Brasenose College, Oxford.

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Now. SJ

Judd, Bennett and Devenish converse in The Old Quad, Brasenose College.

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Still managed to get that tourist in shot (see above). Who is he and why is he in my now picture? SJ

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The students practice before inter-house cricket matches. Apethorpe Hall near Apethorpe, Northamptonshire.

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The match between Longfords and Chancellors. Unidentified location.

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Spectators watch the cricket.

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Fowler (Tristan Oliver) batting for the opposition.

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Bennett umpires the match.

Bennett watches students cross the Quad. The New Quad, Brasenose College, Oxford.

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Not quite the right angle but the right place. And I missed that one below. Never rely on memory. SJ

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Bennett follows James Harcourt. Looking through the windows of Brasenose College Chapel, Oxford.

Guy and his mother, Imogen Bennett, are driven to her wedding. Hambleden, Buckinghamshire.

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Now. SJ

Arriving at the church. Hambleden, Buckinghamshire. Also seen in 'Dance with a Stranger' and 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'.

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And many others. SJ

Prior to her marriage, Guy and Imogen Bennett (Anna Massey) stand at the lych gate of St Mary the Virgin Church, Hambleden, Buckinghamshire.

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The cameraman must have been lying on the floor for this shot. SJ

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Guests spill onto the terrace at the reception. The Orchards in Bramley, Surrey identified by Quentin Jay.

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James Harcourt (Cary Elwes) on his way to meet Bennett. Quentin Jay identifies this as Barn Hill, Stamford in Lincolnshire.

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Looking down Barn Hill towards All Saints' Church. SJ

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A nervous Harcourt walks towards the Crown Hotel. Facing south-east on Barn Hill.

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Now. SJ

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Looking through the railings as Harcourt approaches the Crown Hotel. Barn Hill again.

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Also looking through the railings. SJ

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Harcourt enters The Crown Hotel. Barn Hill House on Barn Hill, Stamford.

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Definitely not the Crown Hotel and this Grade II* listed house is not to be confused with the real Crown down the street, as I madly and momentarily did. SJ

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Jim Menzies (Frederick Alexander) talks with Judd after being turned down for Head Boy. Deene Park, Corby, Northamptonshire located by Quentin Jay.

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Menzies departs after Judd refuses to become a Prefect.

The Temple of Music, West Wycombe Park, Buckinghamshire also seen in 'Give My Regards To Broad Street' and 'The Music Lovers'.

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Looking across the lake in West Wycombe Park.

Menzies sits downheartedly after failing to recruit a Prefect. The Temple in the Lake, West Wycombe Park.

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Without the cinematic depth and in need of a lick of paint.

Bennett calls to Wharton (Adrian Ross Magenty) as he crosses a bridge in West Wycombe Park, Buckinghamshire.

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The bridge near the Temple of Apollo.

The bridge over the River Wye in West Wycombe Park, Buckinghamshire.

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The same bridge just visible through the greenery.

Bennett and Judd discuss their situations on Brasenose Lane, Oxford.

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The same location and the same van again.

Bennett and Judd walk through the quad. The Bodleian Library, which also makes an appearance during the titles of 'Incense for the Damned'.

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Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford.

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