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 Bradford, Leeds, London, Manchester
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]

If you have any information regarding this film, any of the stills, or even better, some NOW shots click here.

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 - Billy's home, perhaps 37 Hinchliffe Ave, Bradford.
Billy Liar

bl001. Billy's home, perhaps 37 Hinchliffe Ave, Bradford.

bl001n. Photo by Renzo. I see they have new windows next door.
(Modern Photo Added: 21-07-2011)

Billy Liar - Billy's home, perhaps 37 Hinchliffe Ave, Bradford.
Billy Liar

bl002. Billy's home, perhaps 37 Hinchliffe Ave, Bradford.

bl002n. Renzo provided the pic. Hinchliffe Avenue. Click Here to see Gareth Nolan's extended description, pictures and map
(Modern Photo Added: 21-07-2011)

Billy Liar - Leeds Town Hall, thanks to Tony Reeves, his book explains all.
Billy Liar

bl003. Leeds Town Hall, thanks to Tony Reeves, his book explains all.

bl003n. Leeds Town Hall steps, right of front. This links in with archive cine 'film of filming', mentioned above. Photo by Renzo.
(Modern Photo Added: 19-07-2011)

Billy Liar - A prison. My money is on Wormwood Scrubs, London W12.
Billy Liar

bl004. A prison. My money is on Wormwood Scrubs, London W12.

bl004n. My money too. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 17-02-2016)

Billy Liar - Yes, the Scrubs it is.
Billy Liar

bl005. Yes, the Scrubs it is.

bl005n. Now. Wormwood Scrubs, West London, now, pic Jake Brown, Ta muchly.
(Modern Photo Added: 17-02-2016)

Billy Liar - In front of Billy's home, perhaps Midland Road Bradford. See bl031. We've 'stitched' two stills together to make this panorama.
Billy Liar

bl006. In front of Billy's home, perhaps Midland Road Bradford. See bl031. We've 'stitched' two stills together to make this panorama.

bl006n. Midland Road - once again from from Gareth Nolan. Click Here to see Gareth's extended description, pictures and map.

Billy Liar - Corner of Stott Hill and Barkerend Road, Bradford.
Billy Liar

bl008. Corner of Stott Hill and Barkerend Road, Bradford.

bl008n. Now ~ Guy Hatton. The three shots (8,9,and 10) are part of a singleÿcamera pan in the movie. Barkerend Road turns into Church Bank at approximately the point where shot 8 is sited - the two form a (more or less) straight road, and the bus in the movie follows this.

Billy Liar - Cathedral, Bradford.
Billy Liar

bl009. Cathedral, Bradford.

bl009n. Now ~ Guy Hatton. Stott Hill, the corner of which is visible in shot 8, joins Barkerend Road/Church Bank at a T-junction, and disappears from view as the camera pans towards the cathedral (shot 9 and following).

Billy Liar - Looking down Church Bank, Bradford, towards the junction with Forster Square. The bus is an ex-London Transport AEC RT type, owned by Bradford City Transport ~ Paul Holroyd
Billy Liar

bl010. Looking down Church Bank, Bradford, towards the junction with Forster Square. The bus is an ex-London Transport AEC RT type, owned by Bradford City Transport ~ Paul Holroyd

bl010n. Stott Hill, Now ~ Guy Hatton. The three now pics above were sent in by Guy Hatton.

Billy Liar - The steps off Southgate, Bradford, off Sunbridge Road, ...............Tony Reeves
Billy Liar

bl011. The steps off Southgate, Bradford, off Sunbridge Road, ...............Tony Reeves

bl011n. Now, Southgate Steps, Bradford. Credit to Guy Hatton who took the photo.

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