Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Date: 1991
Director: Kevin Reynolds
Production Company: Warner Bros., Morgan Creek Productions

Stars: Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Alan Rickman, Christian Slater, Brian Blessed
Location(s): Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, London, Northumberland, North Yorkshire, Wiltshire; Languedoc (France)

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Robin Hood returns from the crusades to find that his country has troubles of its own, especially with the Sheriff of Nottingham. SJ

Additional Information:

Just in case one was wondering, the Bryan Adams video for the theme song Everything I Do, which held number 1 for 16 weeks in 1991, was filmed at Silk Mills, Holford, Somerset but it did not appear in the film.

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A bit dark as Blessed, Robin's dad, rides forth.

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Much better: this is Old Wardour Castle, near Tisbury, Wiltshire. RJ

Surrounded by Rickman's men.

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Now. RJ

Looking away from the castle.

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Now. RJ

Costner and Freeman arrive in Sussex, the Seven Sisters area seen in Atonement.

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Now. At Cuckmere Haven. SD

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They turn a corner and lo and behold they are at Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland.

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Known as Sycamore Gap, the National Trust mentions its cinematic moment of glory.

This is where Freeman and Costner first meet Rickman.

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Dave Wilson snatched a moment to capture the scene during a recent visit. (RL)

This is near Hexham, just east of Milecastle 39.

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Dave's second shot before he ran out of time. (RL)

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Nottingham Castle also known as Carcassone down in the Languedoc region of France.

Costner rides into his homecastle...

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RJ takes the now, back in Wiltshire.

... to find Blessed hanging.

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The beam and body have been removed. RJ

Reverse pov

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RJ had the presence of mind to turn around.

Costner buries his father.

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Good angle. RJ

In front of Old Wardour Castle.

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A better view of the Grotto seen in the background of stills above. RJ

Close-up of Freeman.

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Close-up of tree. RJ

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Hulme Priory, near Alnwick, Northumberland.

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Costner and Freeman arrive at the front door of the priory which plays Maid Marion's home.

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Costner and Mastrantonio at the Priory.

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Costner at Aysgarth Falls, North Yorkshire.

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The Falls again.

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And another as Robin (Costner) encounters Little John (Nick Brimble)

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Another shot of Carcassone, France

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Costner in disguise enters Carcassone.

An old favourite. Saint Batholomew the Great, Smithfield, London EC1.

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Also seen in Four Weddings and a Funeral, Another Country, Sherlock Holmes, Amazing Grace (2006), End of the Affair (1999), Shakespeare in Love, Elizabeth, The Other Boleyn Girl. Details of some of these in London Movie Guide. SJ

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Mastrantonio in St Bart's, Smithfield EC1.

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Back to Carcassone, France as Costner makes his getaway.

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Unidentified location.

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Costner, though a double was apparently used, swimming au naturel as Mastrantonio looks on. Hardraw Force near Wensleydale, North Yorkshire.

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The "Merrie Men" camp in Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire.

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Back at St Bart's.

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Inside possibly Carcassone. imdb also mentions Calvados and Metz, France. Elvis Davis who has worked on many movies through the years advises that this is actually the back lot at Shepperton studios. A huge lot constructed to show the courtyard of the castle including the hanging rig.

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This does look like Carcassone.