FILM : Chariots of Fire
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Chariots of Fire 1981 Ian Charleson, Ben Cross, Nigel Havers, Ian Holm, John Gielgud, Lindsay Anderson, Nigel Davenport Cambridge, Edinburgh, Birkenhead, St Helens, Eton, Beaconsfield, York, London
Director : Hugh Hudson   Production Company : Enigma Productions, Allied Stars Ltd., Goldcrest Films International  Region : SOUTH EAST A-D,NORTH,SCOTLAND

Jewish athlete, not really acceptable to the hierarchy of Cambridge university, wins an Olympic gold.

IMDB gives a long list, but not much actual information regarding which scenes were shot in which locations but very useful. Thanks imdb.com. A few more locations, all from the imdb website for you to enjoy, or puzzle over: Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (Liddell is confronted by Jennie); Cowley Girls High School, St. Helens, Merseyside, England, UK; Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (Liddell discusses his future with Jennie); King's College Chapel, King's College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK; Oyster Bar, Caf‚ Royal, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (Abrahams has dinner with Sybil Gordon) ; Sma Glen, Aberfeldy, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, UK (Highland Games where Liddell hands out prizes); St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland, UK; Broadstairs, Kent; The Oval Sports Centre, Bebington, Merseyside, England (Olympic Stadium).

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Chariots of Fire [DVD] [1981]

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Chariots of Fire - West Sands Beach, St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland, UK, imdb. Carlton Hotel.
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cof001. West Sands Beach, St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland, UK, imdb. Carlton Hotel.

cof001n. This is the famous 18th hole of the St Andrews Golf course. The building on the left is the clubhouse. That on the right is the Hamilton building now with apartments changing hands at $10,000,000 each. The name Carlton Hotel was presumably for the film. Nick Cox
(Modern Photo Added: 02-02-2012)

Chariots of Fire - Saint Mary-le-Strand Church in the (then) present day, London WC2.
Chariots of Fire

cof001a. Saint Mary-le-Strand Church in the (then) present day, London WC2.

cof001an. Peter took this shot in the (now) present day. There's a bit more greenery!
(Modern Photo Added: 06-06-2016)

Chariots of Fire - This does not look like the interior so all there is of London is one establishment shot as far as I can tell... The interior is St Mary Le Bow, Cheapside, with thanks to Tony.
Chariots of Fire

cof001b. This does not look like the interior so all there is of London is one establishment shot as far as I can tell... The interior is St Mary Le Bow, Cheapside, with thanks to Tony.

Chariots of Fire - Havers in old age make-up.
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cof001c. Havers in old age make-up.

Chariots of Fire - Trinity Street, Cambridge, looking south down Kings Parade. On the right is Kings College Chapel, and beyond that the ornate entranceway to Kings. On the left is St Mary's Church tower and beyond that the shops that front onto Kings Parade. Tom Hartley kindly sent in this info.
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cof002a. Trinity Street, Cambridge, looking south down Kings Parade. On the right is Kings College Chapel, and beyond that the ornate entranceway to Kings. On the left is St Mary's Church tower and beyond that the shops that front onto Kings Parade. Tom Hartley kindly sent in this info.

cof002an. And now, directly into the sun. This area is also seen in Bachelor of Hearts. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 28-02-2011)

Chariots of Fire - Still Cambridge.
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cof002b. Still Cambridge.

cof002bn. This is Trinity Lane from the Senate House Passage corner. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 28-02-2011)

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cof002cn. And this is the entrance to Trinity Hall. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 28-02-2011)

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cof002dn. And again. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 28-02-2011)

Chariots of Fire - Eton College, Eton, Berkshire, England, UK (race around quad of Trinity College), imdb. But when I was a lad Trinity was in Cambridge?????..? But perhaps they mean that the film set used Eton to represent Trinity.
Chariots of Fire

cof003a. Eton College, Eton, Berkshire, England, UK (race around quad of Trinity College), imdb. But when I was a lad Trinity was in Cambridge?????..? But perhaps they mean that the film set used Eton to represent Trinity.

Chariots of Fire -
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