Layer Cake

Date: 2004
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Production Company: Sony Pictures Classics, Marv Films

Stars: Daniel Craig, Colm Meaney, George Harris, Sienna Miller, Michael Gambon
Location(s): Buckinghamshire, London, Middlesex, Noord-Holland (Netherlands), Surrey

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A successful cocaine dealer is given two tough assignments before his planned early retirement from the business.

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James Morgan has located “Paul the Boatman’s Yard” and provides his evidence and some screen shots to support that can be viewed here.


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A man narrates, reminiscing about the simpler world of when he was young, before the 'summer of love'. Drugs changed everything . . . . . .

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Neil Rigby locates this as Hanwell Community Centre, Westcott Crescent, Hanwell W71PD and supports with this Google View. (RL)

The unnamed Man (Daniel Craig) continues his story "I'm not a gangster . . . . "

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Neil Rigby identifies as Formosa Street, London W9, supported by a Google Image. (RL)... Now replaced with an original. SJ

"I'm a businessman whose commodity happens to be cocaine". Identified by Neil Rigby as Formosa Street, in London W9. Other parts of the street featured in 'The World Ten Times Over', 'The Wedding Date' and 'I Give It A Year'.

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Now. SJ

XXXX enters a building where he joins Clarkie, and the two prepare their wares. Identified by Neil as Formosa Street, specifically on the corner to Elnatham Mews, W9. See 008n. (RL)

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Now. SJ

Outside, a police car screams past as the scene cuts to . . . . .

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For once, the Google image (again provided by Neil with thanks) was superior as road works have sealed off Formosa Street. SJ

. . . . . Duke (Jamie Foreman) and his girlfriend Slasher (Sally Hawkins) as they walk through Amsterdam's red light district. Oudezijds Voorburgwal in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands.

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A bit of paint and a couple of changes of use but still the same place. (PW)

The loud wannabe gangster takes a call and arranges a meeting with Slavo. At the junction with Stoofsteeg on Oudezijds Voorburgwal in Amsterdam.

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From a similar viewpoint. (PW)

Duke and his entourage search for their contact's premises among the hundreds of Dutch greenhouses.

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Neil Rigby finds the same greenhouses with the help of Google Images. Achterweg 1424 De Kwakel, Netherlands. (RL)

XXXX leaves the letting agency that he has a part share in.

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Replacing a NR google image. SJ

The front also brings in a modest income.

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As above. SJ

After transferring some funds, XXXX leaves Mr. Singh, money launderer and accountant.

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Neil Rigby has also found this location on Google, Bedford Row opposite and near to Princeton Street, WC1. (RL)

Mr. Mortimer collects XXXX and drives him to a lunch appointment with Jimmy Price. Queen's Gate Mews SW7 with The Queens Arms public house to the right.

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Altogether much busier on a mild autumn day. SJ

The two approach Stoke Park Mansion, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire.

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Best taken in the early morning as the film unit did rather than this near shot to avoid the afternoon sun. SJ

Jimmy asks XXXX to find Charlie Spencer-Temple (Nathalie Lunghi), the daughter of a friend who's hooked up with addict Kinky (Marvin Benoit).

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With some mirror reading and with the aid of Google Images Neil Rigby has pinned this down to Barclays Bank, 19 Upper Ham Road, Kingston Upon Thames KT25QX. (RL)

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Mickey (Rab Affleck) waits for Duke to answer the door after driving XXXX, Mortimer and Gene to a meeting at Paul the Boatman's yard. James Morgan has researched the location of the yard and his "evidence" can be viewed via the heading of this film. (RL)

In Liverpool, XXXX and Morty meet with Trevor and Shanks in an effort to sell a million ecstasy pills that Duke has stolen from Slavo. The Welcome Lodge Milton Keynes at Newport Pagnell Services in Buckinghamshire.

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Richard Winchester visited the location and captured this modern view.

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Morty drives XXXX back to the boatyard.

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The two go inside where they find Paul has been murdered.

XXXX, Morty, Clarkie and Terrence discuss their situation after finding that they have been linked with the theft from Slavo.

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Pity about the roadworks barriers. Perhaps another replacement due soon. SJ

Jimmy Price (Kenneth Cranham) screams at XXXX when he finds out about the state of affairs. The house stands on the private St George's Hill estate, Weybridge.

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Neil Rigby has had to resort to working from the air in conduction with Google Images to provide shots covering this very private St George's Hill property. (RL)

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In London's King's Cross, XXXX and Morty arrive outside the flats where Kinky has been found dead. Nigel Rigby pinpoints this as Beeson Street, London SE14 but now demolished. (RL)

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The car is parked and the pair enter the building. The now demolished flats in Beeson Street, London SE14 says Neil, adding that the Fox and Hounds pub, also now demolished can be seen just left of the car windscreen above the wall. (RL)

As their situation seems to be going out of control, Morty (George Harris) tells XXXX that he isn't happy. Looking out of the Regency Cafe towards Norfolk House on Page Street, London SW1.

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The very table. SJ

After Morty beats up Freddie Hurst inside the cafe, the two go their separate ways. The Regency Cafe on the corner of Regency Street and Page Street in SW1. The cafe was also seen in 'Brighton Rock (2010)'.

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The same location now, without the aid of a fish-eye lens. (PW)

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Gene tells XXXX that Hurst is the reason that Morty served ten years behind bars.

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Eddie Temple (Michael Gambon) questions XXXX. On the left is the HSBC building at number 8 Canada Square whilst to the right stands number 1 Canada Square in Canary Wharf E14. The location was seen in 'Johnny English'.

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XXXX learns that Jimmy Price had lost £13 million pounds in a failed investment and is now hoping to sell the pills to recoup his losses. Number 1 West India Quay on Hertsmere Road, London E14.

Mr. Troop (Neil Finnighan) drives Temple and XXXX as it's revealed that Jimmy is also a Scotland Yard informant.

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Neil has found another one with the aid of Google Image at Queens Gate Terrace looking to Queens Gate London SW7. (RL)

XXXX is dropped off at home. Queen's Gate Mews off Queen's Gate Terrace, London SW7.

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And the reverse pov of 010n. SJ

Jimmy climbs out of the pool after a night time swim before being shot by XXXX. The BBC's web site advises that this is St. George’s Hill near Weybridge, Surrey.

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Neil spreads his favours and uses Bing's bird's eye view to cover this shot. (RL)

Sidney (Ben Whishaw), Duke's nephew, is sent out to get pizzas. This is High Street, Brentford.

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I don't know if you can still get a pizza but kebab's are certainly on the menu. (RL)

The idiotic youth is spotted and XXXX is alerted. Facing west on High Street in Brentford, Middlesex.

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For ever grateful that there was no one in the "Loading Bay". (RL)

XXXX arrives to find that Mr. Singh has disappeared.

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Neil send this Google Image of that same door. (RL)

Sidney arrives back at his uncle's hideout.

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With a little help from "a friend" and Bing Maps Neil has located this as Wraysbury Drive, West Drayton UB77FL. Development has total changed this once industrial estate but one building (seen in other frames) still stands to confirm the general film location on the Grand Union Canal. (RL)

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In the employ of Slavo, hit-man Dragan contacts XXXX by phone. Greenwich Park in SE10 with London's Docklands in the distance.

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A meeting is arranged. The statue of General James Wolfe near the Royal Observatory in Greenwich Park.

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The Duke's hideout is watched to check if the ecstasy pills are moved. Neil Rigby locates this as Wraysbury Drive, West Drayton UB77FL. All now substantially redeveloped. See layca032. (RL)

XXXX meets with Trevor again. Newport Pagnell Service Area on the M1 Motorway.

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Richard Winchester found it difficult to get the shot quite as accurate as he'd like as most of the windows now carry corporate branding.

Trevor (Louis Emerick) is reluctant to take on the stolen pills. The link bridge at Newport Pagnell Service Area.

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Richard Winchester notes that not much has changed since 2004 adding that "I wasn’t quite low enough for the accuracy of the shot and many thanks to my expensive stand-ins Dr. RBK and Harry".

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XXXX asks for the help of Mr. Lucky, one of Trevor's gang. Newport Pagnell Service Area on the M1 Motorway near Newport Pagnell in Buckinghamshire.

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The two drug dealers part company. The bridge over the M1 at Newport Pagnell Services in Buckinghamshire.

The train from Liverpool brings hit-man Lucky to London. Paddington station in London W2.

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The same location now. (PW)

Lucky (Paul Orchard) approaches XXXX. The concourse of London's Paddington station on Praed Street W2.

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No this is wrong, now that I'm looking porperly. Awaiting another go. SJ

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XXXX and Lucky look for a suitable place to hide as they wait for Dragan. To the right stands The Royal Observatory in Greenwich Park, London SE10.

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After Lucky is shot by Dragan, Gene reveals that Duke was shot by Mickey after Slasher threatened to go to the police.

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XXXX waits for Sidney at Gallows Corner. Gillette Corner, the junction of Great West Road and Syon Lane in Brentford, Middlesex.

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Sidney nears the rendezvous point in Duke's yellow Range Rover. Approaching Gillette Corner on the Great West Road, Brentford.

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After XXXX is taken to Duke's hideout, his men escape when the place is apparently raided by the police. Neil Rigby locates the boat heading towards Trout Road Bridge on the Grand Union Canal beside Wraysbury Drive, West Drayton UB77FL. All now substantially redeveloped. See layca032. (RL)

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The fake 'police officers' collect the pills as evidence as Sidney and XXXX escape. Neil Rigby locates the boat heading towards Trout Road Bridge on the Grand Union Canal beside Wraysbury Drive, West Drayton UB77FL. All now substantially redeveloped. See layca032. (RL)

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When the pills are recovered by Cody and Tiptoes, XXXX delivers them to Eddie Temple. Premier Park Road in Brent, London NW10.

As XXXX climbs through the layer cake of life, he finds himself back at Stoke Park Country Club. The location was seen in 'Dead of Night', 'Otley', 'Bridget Jones's Diary' and 'Goldfinger'.

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From ground level. SJ

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The camera zooms in to find XXXX before he goes inside to entertain his guests, as 'The King'. Stoke Park Country Club, Spa and Hotel on Park Road, Stoke Poges in Buckinghamshire.