Never Let Me Go (2010)

Date: 2010
Director: Mark Romanek
Production Company: DNA Films, Film4, Fox Searchlight Pictures

Stars: Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley, Andrew Garfield, Charlotte Rampling, Sally Hawkins
Location(s): East Sussex, Fife, London, Norfolk, Somerset, Surrey

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An off-beat story of romance mixed with science fiction following a trio of friends as they try to make the most of their lives … such as they are. SJ

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"Hailsham, 1978"

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Theo north side of Ham House, Ham, Richmond, Surrey, 2013. RJ

The south side of Ham House

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Taken by RJ, straightened by SJ.

An ad hoc game of rounders

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Outside Ham House, RJ. You seem to be a bit too close, bro.

The young Garfield (played by Charlie Rowe) watches the ball sail over his head.

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No finding it in that lot. RJ

Rowe has a bit of a fit of frustration

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South side of Ham House again. RJ

The girls watch on, including the young Knightley and Mulligan (Ella Purnell and Isobel Meikle-Small), mostly amused on the whole.

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Now, unchanged. RJ

Meikle-Small and Rowe form a friendship

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The northwest side of Ham House. RJ

A nervous visitor

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The front of Ham House, facing the Thames to the north. That's Father Thames, made from Coade stone, by John Bacon for the sculptor enthusiasts. RJ

Nice cinematic light.

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Oops, not so cinematic and the tripod's off again. RJ

Garfield on a jog

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The passageway in the grounds of Ham House.

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Now young adults, the trio of Knightley, Mulligan and Garfield arrive at a farmhouse.

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A longer shot as Mulligan and Garfield go for a walk.

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Even better. Could this perhaps be near Docking, Norfolk as hinted by imdb?

This is Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, and it's a real cafe at 13 Regent Street, very close to the pier.

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Yes, sorted. A pot of tea and a sticky bun would have been nice. (JT)

This may still be Weston-super-Mare, or Clevedon.

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Martin R sent in this picture confirming that it is Clevedon, Friary Close leading into Hill Road. Image copyright Google Streetview.

This is Clevedon Pier, Marine Parade, Clevedon, just north from Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.

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Under reconstruction, and a walk through the builder's yard would have cost £1.80. (JT)

On the beach. Knightley, Garfield and Mulligan,

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Much the same.

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Looking up from the beach.

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Mulligan and Garfield on Clevedon pier.

The only London shot, and it's an establishing one. the Grade II listed Carradale House in the centre and the side of Balfron Tower on the right, St Leonard's Road, London E14.

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Taken from just outside the entrance to Balfron Tower. SJ

Another establishing shot: Andrew Melville Hall, University of St Andrews, Fife, Scotland

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Now, six hours after sunrise. SD

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Mulligan visits Garfield. Unknown location.

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The trio at Holkham Beach, also seen in Shakespeare in Love.

Mulligan takes a seaside shelter.

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And it's still there at Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex. RJ

The view from the shelter.

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This is De la Warr Parade close to Middlesex Road, Bexhill-on-Sea. RJ

Mulligan leaves the shelter

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Now. RJ

A discussion to meet former teachers.

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Now, further to the west along De La Warr Parade. RJ

Garfield and Mulligan approach in search of answers from ex-teachers.

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Keen to capture the bollarded tops but not to trespass. RJ

A surprised resident.

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More florid and pulchritudinous. RJ

Mulligan and Garfield follow her up the stairs and inside.

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Now, milking the location for all its worth. RJ. I'm a little worried about the doors myself. SJ

A long shot of De La Warr Parade.

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But this reassures me: the doors must've been fake. SJ. Taken by RJ

And off they go again.

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A lot more cars. RJ