We’ve all wondered, haven’t we? Every time it pops up in another film – Alnwick Castle, that is. I mean, just how many films has this place featured in over the years? Well, I don’t think anyone really knows for sure, but here’s the best I can come up with. I make it fifteen…
1954 Prince Valiant
1971 Mary, Queen of Scots
1977 Count Dracula
1979 The Spaceman and King Arthur
1983 Robin Hood and the Sorcerer
1991 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
1998 Monk Dawson
1998 A Knight in Camelot
2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
2010 Robin Hood
Some of these are, I admit, TV movies, but they still count as feature-length efforts. And in addition to the above, there have been more than twenty TV programmes or series filmed at the old place – among them, The Black Adder, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Robin of Sherwood, The Glass Virgin and Ivanhoe (the series); as well as the odd short film.
I’d be interested to know if anyone can add any more.
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