League of Gentlemen’s Apocalypse, The

Date: 2005
Director: Steve Bendelack
Production Company: Tiger Aspect Productions, FilmFour, Universal Pictures

Stars: Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith, Michael Sheen, Peter Kay, David Warner, Victoria Wood, Simon Pegg
Location(s): County Fingal, County Wicklow, Dublin (Ireland), Derbyshire, London, Oxfordshire, West Yorkshire

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Feature-length comedy directed by Steve Bendelack, based on the black comedy cult classic show. When misanthropic vicar Bernice (Reece Shearsmith) discovers a prophecy that warns of the destruction of the town of Royston Vasey, the various freakish locals – characters portrayed by Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Shearsmith – must venture into the real world to face the people who created them if they are to survive the series of bizarre events which will culminate with the end of their beloved town.

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Jeremy Dyson (the fourth writer of the League of Gentlemen, being played in this film by Michael Sheen) is running around trying to find his phone to pitch a bad idea. He is depicted as being inside the buildings near Baily Lighthouse on the headland at Baily, just south of Howth, County Fingal in Ireland.

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Tubbs and Edward (Steven Pemberton & Reece Shearsmith) chase Jeremy in front of the buildings near Baily Lighthouse.

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A familiar view over Royston Vasey...actually this seems to be a shot of the village of Marsden in West Yorkshire. This is a few miles north of Hadfield, where much of the LOG television series was shot.

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Local calamity vet Mr Chinnery (Mark Gatiss) is about to perform a proceedure on a giraffe at the zoo.... This location was helpfully confirmed to be Heythrop Zoo in Oxfordshire by Catherine Howes.

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....and a small local gathering, still at Heythrop Zoo, have come to watch things unfold. But they are going to get more than they expected. Heythrop Zoological Gardens is a private animal training centre not open to the general public. The only times HZG’s premises are viewed by large groups of people are within the context of private educational visits by schools and colleges. However, in September, HZG makes an exception and opens its gates to the general public for only three days. These events allow visitors access to areas only usually available to HZG’s clients in the media industry.

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Local ex-Job centre worker Pauline (Steve Pemberton) makes her way up Station Road, Hadfield in Derbyshire SK13. The shop standing in as H. Briss and Son is a real butcher shop in the town of Hadfield. For several years after the television series, the real butcher shop offered a hamper of 'special stuff' as a tie-in gag for fans of the TV series.

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Pauline runs into Mickey (Mark Gatiss) on Station Road in Hadfield, who has a special type of kite.

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Town cabbie Barbra Dixon drives down Royston Vasey main street (she actually turned from Railway Street onto Station Road in Hadfield, Derbyshire).

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Meanwhile Pauline glares at the fallen statue's hand that has been struck by lightning on Hadfield's Station Road.

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Reverend Bernice (Reece Shearsmith) leads confession at Holy Trinity Church, Castlemacadam, Avoca in County Wicklow, Ireland. It seems that all of the headstones in the foreground were put there for the film.

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Following an unexpected door transition, Herr Lipp (Steve Pemberton) and Hilary Briss (Mark Gatiss) are perplexed as they wander around an unfamiliar, yet familiar looking environment. This is of course Hadfield in Derbyshire. The pair are walking down Railway Street and Station Road is in the background.

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Bemused by their surroundings, Herr and Hilary are standing with the top of Station Road, Hadfield in the background.

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Having given Herr and Hilary the slip, Geoff arrives back at his flat. Or so he thinks. Reece Shearsmith as Geoff is at Winster Mews, Glossop in Derbyshire.

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Hilary Briss doesn't understand what has happened to his butcher shop on Station Road, Hadfield SK13.

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Geoff catches up with the other two and joins the confusion on Station Road in Hadfield.

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Now in the real world of London, Herr Lipp is bringing supplies as he walks up past 58 Oxford St, Fitzrovia, London W1D.

And then heads to the famous little hut in the middle of Soho Square Gardens, London W1. Also seen in '84 Charing Cross Road'.

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Soho Square doesn't change much. (RL)

With a plan hatched to steal the computer from the show writers, a disguised Hilary Briss as a motorcycle courier enters the building on Soho Square, London.

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From outside the glass frontage. (RL)

A cute nod to The Shining as 'The Overlooked Hotel' becomes the place where Hilary and Co. take their new prisoner, the actor Steve Pemberton. In real life, the hotel is currently (as of November 2017) the 'Lords Hotel' and is situated on the corner of Garway Road and Leinster Square in London W2.

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And Tris provides the proof of the hotel's real name.

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Herr Lipp disguised as Steve Pemberton attempts to fool the real Reese Shearsmith as they walk along Leinster Road, Dublin, Ireland.

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Herr is about to enter Steve Pemberton's house on Leinster Road, Dublin, Ireland.

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Instead of deleting the script on the computer, Geoff starts to read . The scene fades into a funeral in 1690. This was filmed at the Powescourt Estate located in Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Ireland. Originally the family seat of the Viscounts Powerscourt (a title that has been created three times in the Peerage of Ireland), the estate has been owned by the Slazenger family, founders and former owners of the Slazenger sporting goods business, since 1961.

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Sir Nicholas Sheet-Lightning (Gatiss) leads his fellow conspirators to the home of Dr Erasmus Pea (David Warner) to seek help in killing the king. This may be still in the grounds of the Powerscourt estate.

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The plot to kill King William III (Bernard Hill) using a demon is put into action in the grounds of the Powerscourt Estate, located in Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Ireland. The location also appears in 'The List of Adrian Messenger'.

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The 'three daft buggers' watch to see if their demon is about to succeed. The gardens of the Powerscourt Estate is in the background.

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Depending on your point of view, Geoff Tipps saves the day.

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Hilary and Herr Lipp talk plans on the London Eye.

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Steve Pemberton telephones Reese Shearsmith from a phone box to inform him that the League of Gentlemen characters are alive. This phone box location is currently unidentified.

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Phone box location still unknown. There seems to be a railway track over a bridge in the background.

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Thanks to Dr Erasmus Pea (David Warner) the characters are left to fight the homunculus in the Holy Trinity Churchyard in Castlemacadam, Avoca, County Wicklow in Ireland.

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Briss beats the homunculus but Pea beats Briss in the Holy Trinity Churchyard.

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After an unfortunate firearm incident, Geoff has a realization of free will outside of the Holy Trinity Churchyard.

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Geoff seems the most content he's ever been outside the Holy Trinity Churchyard.

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The fourth writer is still clinging on and continues his dream about having characters with tails... (location still unidentified).

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