FILM : Villain
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Villain 1971 Richard Burton, Ian McShane, Nigel Davenport, Joss Ackland London, Berkshire, Sussex
Director : Michael Tuchner   Production Company : EMI  Region : LONDON T-Z,SOUTH EAST R-Z

Burton plays a vicious East End gangster, who loves his mother, beats up his boyfriend and has a ruthless contempt for society and his fellow men. Plans a payroll robbery and directs the blackmailing of Members of Parliament with a taste for unorthodox sex.

The robbery chase scene in this film where they are side by side with another car on a sharp left hand was filmed in Wildridings, Bracknell, on the edge of the Southern Industrial estate. As is the scene when they are casing the job and "loiter with the intent to make a telephone call" is film 200 yards along the road further in the southern industrial estate.
I have much more information with regards to the carry on film locations and Norman Wisdom film locations and Bless this house film locations and the Sean Connery film The Offence (1972) around Maidenhead, Windsor and Bracknell and will endeavour to supply the pictures of these scenes in the near future. If they are of interest to you and your subscribers..regards Anne.

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Villain [DVD]

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We are always looking for more help with identifying these filming locations and would be grateful for any positive identifications, snippets or references you can offer about these movie making locations.
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Villain - Battersea, London SW perhaps?
Villain

vi001. Battersea, London SW perhaps?

Villain - Prince of Wales Drive, beside Battersea Park? But the big building at the end of the street?
Villain

vi002. Prince of Wales Drive, beside Battersea Park? But the big building at the end of the street?

vi002n. Now with a German container in the background. SJ.
(Modern Photo Added: 04-08-2008)

Villain - Perhaps PoW Drive, London SE.
Villain

vi003. Perhaps PoW Drive, London SE.

vi003n. Yes it is. SJ.
(Modern Photo Added: 28-07-2008)

Villain - One of the mansion flats perhaps, Brannigan also stayed nearby
Villain

vi004. One of the mansion flats perhaps, Brannigan also stayed nearby

vi004n. York Mansions, PoW Drive. SJ.
(Modern Photo Added: 28-07-2008)

Villain - There are seven b&%$£ stations in west London, all called something Acton, or Acton something, but this doesn't seem to be one of them!!!
Villain

vi005. There are seven b&%$£ stations in west London, all called something Acton, or Acton something, but this doesn't seem to be one of them!!!

vi005n. Now. Ken & Rob

Villain - There are seven b&%$£ stations in west London, all called something Acton, or Acton something, but this doesn't seem to be one of them!!!
Villain

vi005a. There are seven b&%$£ stations in west London, all called something Acton, or Acton something, but this doesn't seem to be one of them!!!

vi005an. Now. South Acton station as it is now. The Signalling, footbridge and platform surface were updated around 1990. Sadly my attempts to capture a train in the correct position were thwarted by the amount of passengers present as it approached. ~ Phil Bell

Villain - And I know, it seems to say Acton on the facia doesn't it?
Villain

vi006. And I know, it seems to say Acton on the facia doesn't it?

vi006n. Now. The main building on the Eastbound side of Acton Central station (on Churchfield Road) is now a bar called 'Churchfields' . ~ Phil Bell

Villain - A London street
Villain

vi007. A London street

Villain - Another London street. Not
Villain

vi008. Another London street. Not "another street" to Frances Bull who advises "Cambridge Road, NW6, just past the intersection with Carlton Vale and just before Granville Road joined it. The only part of Cambridge Road not to have been demolished and have the South Kilburn Estate built on it is where this site is today. The row of shops was left standing into the early 1970s, standing on its own as Cambridge Road ceased to exist as an important local though-route." (RL)

vlposter. British film Villain poster, mint condition, full size, some 28" x 40", some 72cm x 100cm. € 74.00 + p&p. Classic, iconic, Burton at his best.....or worst!
(Modern Photo Added: 25-08-2016)

Villain - A mean street, west London perhaps.
Villain

vi009. A mean street, west London perhaps.

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