Cock and Bull Story, A

Date: 2005
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Production Company: BBC Films, Baby Cow Productions, EM Media

Stars: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Keeley Hawes, Shirley Henderson, Stephen Fry, Gillian Anderson
Location(s): London, Norfolk, Northamptonshire

Region(s): , ,

Storyline:

A film director tries to shoot an adaptation of a novel that is considered to be impossible to film.

Additional Information:

Screen captures by Phil Wilkinson

Also known as ‘Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story’ (US and NZ Title)

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Cast as the lead in the film adaptation of ‘The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman’, Steve Coogan walks towards the camera before breaking the fourth wall. Heydon Hall in Heydon, to the south of Saxthorpe in Norfolk.

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A corrected night shot of a carriage passing the front of Blickling Hall in Blickling near Aylsham, Norfolk. The stately home also appears in ‘The Wicked Lady’ and ‘Sense and Sensibility’.

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The character Obadiah gallops from the stables towards the front of the house, where he collides with the production’s star.

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Taking the part of Susannah, Shirley Henderson runs along the wall of the house.

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Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon stand in front of the entrance to Elizabethan Heydon Hall in Norfolk.

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Jennie (Naomie Harris) walks with Steve through the gardens of Felbrigg Hall in Felbrigg near Cromer, Norfolk.

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The two approach a barn where a prop has been prepared for Steve.

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To obvious annoyance, fellow actor Gary Wilson (Kieran O’Brien) cheerfully greets Steve as he enters the hotel that evening. The dressed entrance to Deene Hall in Deene Park in Northamptonshire.

Steve, Simon (James Fleet), Mark (Jeremy Northam) and Joe (Ian Hart) head through Soho. Looking north on Dean Street in London W1 with buildings on Oxford Street in the left distance. The location is seen in ‘The Small World of Sammy Lee’.

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The same location. (PW)

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As Captain Toby Shandy, Rob Brydon walks through the walled garden of Felbrigg Hall with Widow Wadman played by Gillian Anderson.

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The pair pause, standing between the models created for another scene. The gardens of Felbrigg Hall in Norfolk.

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Morning dawns at Deene Park on Kirby Lane, Deene. Scenes from ‘Another Country’ were also shot here.

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Deene Park with the spire of St. Peter’s Church, Deene in the background.

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Jenny drives Steve to the next location and the pair leave Deene Hall near Corby in Northamptonshire.

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This is St. Margaret's Church in Felbrigg, Norfolk.

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In costume, Elizabeth Shandy (Keeley Hawes) and Obadiah (Paul Kynman) are married by the Curate (David Walliams). Assuming good continuity, this is the entrance to St. Margaret's Church, Felbrigg.

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