FILM : Billy Liar
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Billy Liar 1963 Tom Courtney, Julie Christie, Wilfrid Pickles, Mona Washbourne, Finlay Currie, Rodney Bewes, Leonard Rossiter Lancashire, London, Yorkshire
Director : John Schlesinger   Production Company : Vic Films  Region : LONDON A-B,NORTH

Fantasist alienates all around him.

See the amateur footage found by Renzo, Leeds. www.yfaonline.com

We've had some terrific help here from Gareth Nolan who has provided maps, his own now shots and even superimposed the actors in the Bradford locations. To see Gareth's extra work please follow the links below:
Manningham Lane, Southgate (1), Southgate (2), Petergate, Midland Road, Hinchliffe Avenue, Forster Square, Churchbank, Cheapside, Cenotaph, Broadway, Bank Street

Wendy Nimz writes: the dance hall scenes (interior) were shot at The Palais De Dance, Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire. I was there during filming and I recognise lots of people that I knew at the time in the dance hall sequence. I was 19.

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Billy Liar [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.
To view the now location shot, just mouseover the filming location still.
Stills with a red border do not have a now shot.

Billy Liar - Looking up Southgate, towards Sundridge Road and Godwin Street, Bradford. The caf‚ is part of Sunwin House, the Co-Op Departmental Store.
Billy Liar

bl012. Looking up Southgate, towards Sundridge Road and Godwin Street, Bradford. The caf‚ is part of Sunwin House, the Co-Op Departmental Store.

bl012n. Pic from Renzo, and the shop now called T J Hughes.
(Modern Photo Added: 21-07-2011)

Billy Liar - Whilst making the film, a picture from the book
Billy Liar

bl012a. Whilst making the film, a picture from the book "60's British Cinema" by an unknown author, publisher or date.

bl012an. Picture by Paul Holroyd, well done Paul, thanks.

Billy Liar - Southgate, see lampost in bl012a, but gone by bl012an.
Billy Liar

bl013. Southgate, see lampost in bl012a, but gone by bl012an.

Billy Liar - War Memorial, Victoria Square, Bradford. Tony Reeves helped a lot with Billy's locations. His book is a must for location sleuths. War memorial scene at the bottom of Little Horton Lane ~ Gareth Nolan. Perhaps Tony Reeves wisely put in a deliberate mistake in case of plagiarisation. You can't be too careful.
Billy Liar

bl014. War Memorial, Victoria Square, Bradford. Tony Reeves helped a lot with Billy's locations. His book is a must for location sleuths. War memorial scene at the bottom of Little Horton Lane ~ Gareth Nolan. Perhaps Tony Reeves wisely put in a deliberate mistake in case of plagiarisation. You can't be too careful.

bl014n. War memorial now.. another superb effort from Gareth Nolan. Click Here to see Gareth's extended description, pictures and map.
(Modern Photo Added: 02-03-2013)

Billy Liar - Looking up Bank Street, Bradford, at its junction with Broadway. The building on the immediate left of the belisha beacon is theÿpost officeÿ (NOT the same post office as in 18) ~ Paul Holroyd
Billy Liar

bl015. Looking up Bank Street, Bradford, at its junction with Broadway. The building on the immediate left of the belisha beacon is theÿpost officeÿ (NOT the same post office as in 18) ~ Paul Holroyd

bl015n. The post office on the right hand side is now a Ladbrokes. The building on the left was built on the site of Bradford's Swan Arcade - see Wikipedia. John Yeadon.
(Modern Photo Added: 23-07-2011)

Billy Liar - Again.
Billy Liar

bl016. Again.

bl016n. Looking up Bank Street across the junction with Broadway. The building on the left is Ladbrooks and on the right the Yorkshire Building Society. John Yeadon.
(Modern Photo Added: 26-07-2011)

Billy Liar - Again.
Billy Liar

bl017. Again.

bl017n. Looking up Bank Street across the junction with Broadway. The building in the middle is the Yorkshire Building Society and on the right the Yorkshire bank. John Yeadon
(Modern Photo Added: 26-07-2011)

Billy Liar - In front of the main post office at Forster Square.ÿ The statue is of W E Forster.ÿ The building on the right is at the junction of Church Bank and Well Street. ~ Paul Holroyd
Billy Liar

bl018. In front of the main post office at Forster Square.ÿ The statue is of W E Forster.ÿ The building on the right is at the junction of Church Bank and Well Street. ~ Paul Holroyd

Billy Liar - Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, David Claydon
Billy Liar

bl019. Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, David Claydon

bl019n. Now. Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester ~ Guy Hatton

Billy Liar - Charles Street or Broadway, Bradford.
Billy Liar

bl020. Charles Street or Broadway, Bradford.

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