Barry Lyndon

Date: 1975
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Production Company: Peregrine, Hawk Films, Warner Bros.

Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Kruger, Leonard Rossiter, Melvin Murray, Philip Stone, Leon Vitali
Location(s): Baden-Württemberg, Berlin (Germany); County Carlow, County Tipperary, County Wicklow (Ireland); Sutherland (Scotland); North Yorkshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Suffolk, Devon, Dorset, West Sussex, Wiltshire

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Storyline:

The 18th Century adventures of an Irish farm boy who joins both the British and the Prussian Army, becomes a spy and finally gains his longed-for aspiration as a gentleman. SJ

Additional Information:

Not many reel streets here but a generous array of stately shots of impressive abodes in a two year shoot, beset by Kubrick-esque challenges such as having to leave Ireland under IRA threats and being forced by Warner Bros to use a box office star as his lead.

Steve Widdicome points out that George’s recruiting officer dressed in red in Capture 6 was John Bindon (credited) who had an “interesting” life that is well documented on “IMDb”. Steve’s father was born and grew up in Hackney and said that Bindon was not always popular and often evoked alternative routes and broad swerves!

 

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Now this is a family site but is it me or is that a very eye-catching hill . . . in Ireland? There's a hill like this in Powerscourt, County Wicklow

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Humble beginnings for O'Neal with less pronounced hillage in the background.

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Rossiter proposes to Gay Hamilton and thus provokes O'Neal to a duel.

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O'Neal. Supposed reverse pov from 003. Huntingdon Castle, Clonegal, County Carlow, identified by Tony Reeves as indeed are many other locations herein.

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O'Neal and Rossiter fight a duel.

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Probably still in Ireland.

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O'Neal in the redcoats army. Could be Kells Priory, Ireland.

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This does look like Kells.

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O'Neal rides towards a distinctly German Church.

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Some more riding probably still in Germany.

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This is Cahir Castle, Castle Street, Cahir, County Tipperary, Ireland.

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Probably inside Cahir as O'Neal is rewarded with two Friedrich d'Or coins for saving Kruger's life.

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Neues Palais, Sans Souci, Potsdam, Berlin

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The ballroom at Powerscourt House, County Wicklow, Ireland.

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Another stately home.

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And a stately home. Schloss Ludwigsburg near Stuttgart in Baden-Württemberg, Germany and another second unit shot.

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Hohenzollern Castle above the town of Hechingen in the Baden-Württemberg area in southwest Germany.

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Dunrobin Castle, Golspie, Sutherland, Scotland

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Hohenzollern castle from afar.

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The stately garden of Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire.

Melvin conducts a marriage.

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The chapel in Petworth House, West Sussex. RJ

O'Neal and Berenson marry.

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Unchanged. RJ

And another shot of the wedding.

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Another angle.

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Matched by RJ

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A majestic rural sweep... Glen Of The Downs probably taken from somewhere on the slopes of the Sugarloaf, Co. Wicklow. Google Maps: https://tinyurl.com/y9xxv8hu suggests Alan Bourke

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The back of Castle Howard, North Yorkshire.

In the grounds of Wilton House, Wiltshire.

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Now. RJ

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Castle Howard from the south.

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The south side of Wilton House and the Palladian Bridge, Wilton, Wiltshire

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RJ couldn't step any further back.

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Stourhead Gardens, Stourton, Wiltshire. A near exact shot of this Palladian Bridge was seen in Pride & Prejudice.

O'Neal and son practise in front of the Palladian Bridge.

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RJ enacting O'Neal in a previous scene, which turned out impossible to recreate at the correct angle. Taken by wife Alison.

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It's another castle. Not to George Collings, he identifies it as Compton Castle, Marldon, Devon. (RL)

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O'Neal duels with Vitali, his step-son. Somerset Rural Life Museum, Abbey Farm, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, Somerset. Thank you again, T. Reeves,

O'Neal recovers from the duel at The Guildhall, Lavenham, Suffolk. The location is also seen in 'Witchfinder General'.

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M Skipper provides this capture of a very popular location. (RL)

The Double Cube room at Wilton House, also seen in Pride & Prejudice, Romance with a Double Bass, The Bounty, The Madness of King George, Mrs Brown and The Young Victoria.

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Now, so called as it measures 60ft in length with height and width 30ft. RJ

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