FILM HISTORY

Films Shot in County Wicklow

County Wicklow has been a firm favourite with filmmakers for years.
Our track record includes the following feature films and Television Series:

2010

Haywire
Director: Steven Soderbergh.
Starring: Ewan McGregor
Locations: Russborough House, Blessington

Primeaval
ITV TV series
Director: Robert Quinn
Starring: Hannah Spearritt, Ben Miller, Andrew Lee-Potts, Ben Mansfield, and Alexander Siddig
Locations: Wicklow Head

The Final Furlong
Directed by Agnes Merlet
Starring: Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Rachel Hurd-Wood
Locations: Clermont College, Rathnew.

Camelot
World 2000 production
Starring: Jamie Campbell Bower, Joseph Fiennes and Eva Green
Locations: Killruddery, Powerscourt, Luggalla Estate, Sally Gap, Brittas Bay.

Neverland
Director: Nick Willing
Starring: Anna Friel, Rhys Ifans, Charles Dance and Bob Hoskins.
Locations: Blessington Lakes.

Honeymoon for One
Director: Kevin Connor
Starring: Nicolette Sheridan and Greg Wise.
Locations: Enniskerry, Powerscourt.

Chasing Leprechauns
Director:
Starring: Adrian Pasdar and Amy Huberman
Location: Redcross

Stella Days
Director: Thaddeus O’Sullivan
Starring:Amy Huberman, Marcella Plunkett,  Tom Hickey,  Martin Sheen and Stephen Rea
Locations: Powerscourt Waterfall, Newcastle.

Raw
RTE TV Drama
Location: Bray.

2009

Leap Year
Feature Film
Director: Anand Tucker
Starring: Amy Adams, Matthew Goode and
Locations: Luggala Estate near Roundwood, Enniskerry, Ardmore Studios, Laragh, Upper Lake at Glendalough and Glen of Imaal.

Raw II
RTE Drama Series
Starring: Charlene Mckenna
Locations: Ardmore Studios in Bray, Bray Esplanade, The Porterhouse Pub in Bray, Barracuda Restaurant in Bray.

The Tudors IV
Showtime Period Drama
Starring: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Annabelle Wallis and Joss Stone.
Locations: Powerscourt House and Gardens, Killruddery House and Gardens, Luggala Estate.

2008

The Tudors III
Showtime Period Drama
Starring: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Natalie Dormer
Locations: Killruddery House, Humewood Castle, Luggala

Cracks
Feature Film
Starring: Eva Green
Locations: Redcross, Roundwood. Starring Evan Green.

Raw
RTE Drama
Locations: Ardmore Studios, Harbour Bar, Bray.

2007  

The Tudors II
Showtime Period Drama
Starring: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Natalie Dormer, Maria Doyle Kennedy
Locations: Killruddery, The Grange, Brennanstown, Ardmore Studios

Dorothy Mills
Feature Film
Starring: Carice Van Houten and Jenn Murray
Locations: Bray, Blassington Lakes, Wicklow Gap, Sally Gap, Ardmore Studios.

Zonad
Feature Film
Starring: Simon Delany, David Murray
Locations: Avoca, Woodenbridge, Enniskerry.

My Boy Jack
ITV Drama
Starring: Daniel Radcliff and Kim Catrall
Locations: Cleremont House Rathnew, Ashford, Cabinteely House.

The Whistleblower
RTE Drama
Starring: Adrian Dunbar
Locations: Clermont  House Rathnew, Bray.

The Old Curiosity Shop
ITV Period Drama
Starring: Sophie Vavassuer
Locations: Ardmore Studios

Alarm
Feature Film
Starring: Ruth Bradley, Owen Roe
Locations: Roundwood

George Gently II & III
Starring: Martin Shaw
Locations: Greystones, Kilcoole.

Loss
Feature film
Locations: Wicklow Town, Roundwood Roads.


2006

Becoming Jane
Starring: Ann Hathaway and James McAvoy  
Locations: Wicklow Courthouse, Killruddery House and Gardens, Hollybrook House
Cloghleagh Bridge

The Tiger's Tale
Feature Film                             
Starring: Brendan Gleeson and Kim Catrall
Locations: Brittas Bay, Wicklow Mountains
             
Northanger Abbey      
ITV Drama                                
Locations: Glendalough, Luggala

PS, I Love you
Feature Film                                         
Starring: Hillary Swank and Gerard Butler
Locations: Blessington, Sally Gap

How about you?
Feature Film
Starring: Brenda Frickerand Vanessa Redgrave                    
Locations: Mount Usher

George Gently's last case                               
BBC TV Series 
Starring: Martin Shaw
Locations: Brittas Bay, Newcastle, Greystones

Isidingo - South African Soap Series 
Locations: Glenmalure, Glendalough, Roundwood, Lough Tay

The Tudors I
Showtime Period Drama                                    
Starring: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Natalie Dormer
Locations: Ardmore Studios, Luggalla, Brennanstown Riding School
Glendalough Lakes

Dragnet
Director: Steve Hudson
Starring: Peter Mullan, Gary Lewis
Locations: Wicklow Town

2005

Lassie
Directed:Charles Sturridge
Starring: Peter O'Toole and Samantha Morton.
Locations: Killruddery House in Bray and the Wicklow Mountains.

The Frontline
Directed: David Gleeson
Starring: Eriq Ebouaney and James Frain.
Locations: Ardmore Studios and Bray

Ghost of Erin
Starring: Patrick Bergin
Locations: Glenmalure.

Fallout: RTE Television series filmed in Greystones

2004

Turning Green
Director: Michael Aimette & John G. Hoffman
Starring: Timothy Hutton, Alessandro Nivola, Colm Meaney.
Locations: Wicklow Town, Murrough, Wicklow Quays. Bray Vevay Road.

Honeymooners
Director: John Schultz
Key Cast: Cedric the Entertainer, Mike Epps
Locations: Sally Gap, Wicklow Mountains, Ardmore Studios

Breakfast on Pluto
Director: Neil Jordan
Starring: Cillian Murphy, Liam Neeson, Stephen Rea, Brendan Gleeson and Gavin Friday.
Locations: Wicklow Railway Station, Bray Head Hotel, Ardmore Studios.

Whatever Love Means
Director: Ian Blair
Starring: Laurence Fox, Olivia Poulet
Locations: County Wicklow

The League of Gentlemen: The Apocalypse
Director: Steve Bemdalack
Starring: Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith
Locations: Avoca Anglican Church, Wicklow Railway Station, Sally Gap, Powerscourt.

Short Order
Director: Anthony Byrne
Starring: Emma de Caunes, Cosma Shiva Hagen, Jack Dee, John Hurt, Rade Serbedzija, Paschal Friel, Jon Polito, Vanessa Redgrave.
Locations: Ardmore Studios

Isolation
Directed: Billy O'Brien
Starring: John Lynch, Essie Davies, Sean Harris, Ruth Negga, Marcel Lures.
Locations: Manor Kilbride, Tom McGillyguddy's Farm

2003

King Arthur
Directed: Antoine Fuqua.
Starring: Ray Winstone, Clive Owen, Keira Knightly.
Locations: Ballymore Eustace, Powerscourt, Luggala, Hollywood, Glenmalure, Turlough Hill

The Blackwater Lightship
Directed: John Erman
Starring: Angela Lansbury, Diane Wiest.
Locations: Greystones, Brittas Bay, Ardmore Studios.

Laws of Attraction
Directed: Peter Howitt
Starring: Julianne Moore, Pierce Brosnan.
Locations: Roundwood, Sally Gap, Humewood Castle

Asylum
Directed: David McKenzie
Starring: Natasha Richardson, Ian McCullen.
Locations: Glenmacnass Waterfall, Manor Kilbride, Sally Gap

2002

The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone
Directed: Robert Allan Ackermann
Starring: Anne Bancroft, Helen Mirren, Mell Brooks
Locations: Ardmore Studios

Mystics
Directed: David Blair
Starring: David Kelly, Milo O'Shea, Liam Cunningham,
Locations: Glencree, Sally Gap

Veronica Guerin
Directed: Joel Schumacher
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Colin Farrell, Brenda Fricker, Ciaran Hinds.
Locations: Newtownmountkennedy, N11, Ashford

Benedict Arnold
Directed: Mikael Salomon
Starring: Aidan Quinn, Kelsey Grammar, Flora Montgomery
Locations: Poulaphouca, Ballyknockan, Killruddery House.

Ella Enchanted
Directed: Tommy O'Haver
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Patrick Bergin, Hugh Dancy, Minnie Driver.
Locations: Ardmore Studios, Humewood, Powerscourt, Killruddery House.

Intermission
Directed: John Crowley
Starring: Colin Farrell, Colm Meaney, Cillian Murphy, Kelly MacDonald.
Locations: Bray

Murder She Wrote
Directed: Anthony Pullen Shaw
Starring: Angela Lansbury
Location: Rathdrum

Watermelon
Directed: Kieron Walsh
Starring: Anna Friel, Jamie Draven
Location: Bray Head Hotel

2001

Reign Of Fire
Director: Rob Bowman
Starring: Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey
Locations: Wicklow Gap, Black Castle, Wicklow Town.

The Abduction Club
Director: Stefan Schwartz
Starring: Daniel Lapaine, Liam Cunningham, Sophia Myles
Locations: Blessington, West Wicklow

The Magnificent Ambersons
Director: Alfonso Arau
Starring: Madeleine Stowe, Bruce Greenwood, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Locations: Killruddery House, Bray

2000

The Count of Monte Cristo
Directed: Kevin Reynolds
Starring: Jim Caviezel, Guy Pierce, Richard Harris
Locations: Ardmore Studios, Silver Strand, Brittas Bay, Killruddery House, Blainroe Beach.

Not Afraid, Not Afraid
Directed: Annette Carducci
Starring: Diane Wiest, Jack Davenport
Locations: Brittas Bay

How Harry became a Tree
Directed: Goran Paskaljevic
Starring: Adrian Dunbar and Colm Meaney
Locations: Sally Gap to Blessington, Military Road to Laragh.

1999

Yesterday's Children

Directed: Marcus Cole
Starring: Jane Seymour
Locations: Newcastle, Enniskerry, Ardmore Studios.

1999

Angela's Ashes - 1999
Director: Alan Parker
Starring: Emily Watson and Robert Carlyle
Locations: Arklow, Bray, Greystones.

1998

Ordinary Decent Criminal

Director: Thaddeus O'Sullivan
Starring: Kevin Spacey
Locations: Wicklow Mountains, Lough Tay, Bray

A Love Divided
Director: Sydney Macarthney
Starring: Liam Cunningham, Orla Brady, Tony Doyle
Locations: Rathdrum, Sally Gap

Animal Farm
Director: John Stephenson
Starring: Peter Postlewaith, Alan Stanford
Locations: Luggala Estate, Roundwood

The General
Director: John Boorman
Starring: Brendan Gleeson
Locations: Wicklow Mountains, Bray, Russborough House.

Night Train
Director: John Lynch
Starring: John Hurt, Brenda Blethyn

Dancing At Lughnasa
Director: Pat O'Connor
Starring: Meryl Streep
Locations: Hollywood, Sally Gap, Wicklow Mountains

1997

Ballykissangel - 1997-1999

Director: Paul Harrison
Starring: Tony Doyle, Niall Toibin,
Locations: Avoca and surroundings, Brittas Bay, Wicklow Town.

1996

The Nephew

Director: Eugene Brady
Starring: Pierce Brosnan
Locations: Roundwood, Wicklow Town, Wicklow Head.

Michael Collins
Director: Neil Jordan
Starring: Liam Neeson, Julia Roberts, Aidan Quinn, Stephen Rea.
Locations: Rathdrum, Hollywood.

1994

Braveheart

Director: Mel Gibson
Starring: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson
Locations: Sally Gap, Kippure Estate, Turlough Hill.

Into The West
Director: Mike Newell
Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Ellen Barkin.
Locations: Brittas Bay, Wicklow Mountains.

1992

Far and Away

Director: Ron Howard
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise
Locations: Killruddery House, Bray

1989

My Left Foot

Director: Neil Jordan
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker
Locations: Bray Head, Bray, Ardmore Studios.

1981

Excalibur

Director: John Boorman
Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Helen Mirren, Nigel Terry, Nicol Williamson.
Locations: Childer's Woods, Roundwood, Lough Tay, Powerscourt Waterfall, Annemoe

1975

Barry Lyndon

Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Ryan O'Neill
Locations: Powerscourt House.

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