Katrin Cartlidge, Lynda Steadman, Mark Benton, Kate Byers, Andy Serkis, Margo Stanley
County Durham, London
Director : Mike Leigh Production Company : Channel Four Films (present), Thin Man Films Region : LONDON C-D,NORTH
Mike Leigh's film explores the changing face of friendship as times goes by. Hannah (Katrin Cartlidge) and Annie (Lynda Steadman) shared a flat together at college, but have not seen each other for six years. They meet up for the weekend, reminiscing about their student days and the characters they used to know. These include their flatmate Claire, Adrian Spinks (with whom they both had flings), and Ricky, Annie's unstable would-be suitor.
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cargrl001. In a flashback Lynda Steadman (Annie) meets Katrin Cartlidge (Hannah) for the first time while flat hunting in an unidentified street.
cargrl002. In the present day, the friends' reunion is imminent as
Annie's train pulls into Platform 6 at Kings Cross Station on Euston Road, London N1. Of course, these days Kings Cross Station is more famous for the fictional platform 9 and 3/4 where Harry Potters' Hogwarts Express departs from.
cargrl002n. A similar view by Peter. (Modern Photo Added: 14-06-2016)
cargrl003. A grown up Hannah strides along the platform at Kings Cross Station to meet her old friend Annie.
cargrl003n. Peter only found bins populating the location on his visit. (Modern Photo Added: 14-06-2016)
cargrl004. Hannah drives them both towards her flat down Caversham Road, London NW5.
cargrl004n. With St. Luke's Church in the right background, Peter captured the same location. (Modern Photo Added: 16-06-2016)
cargrl005. ...and the car makes a turn onto Bartholomew Road NW5.
cargrl005n. No actresses in Peter's comparison shot! (Modern Photo Added: 16-06-2016)
cargrl006. A flashback shows the two friends having to move to a new
place on Rousden Street, London NW1.
cargrl006n. Peter notes that the door on the left has been replaced by a window. (Modern Photo Added: 16-06-2016)
cargrl007. A taxi pulls up with a new arrival on Rousden Street, London NW1. The Chinese takeaway was a fake invented just for the film.
cargrl007n. A longer shot of the location from Peter. (Modern Photo Added: 16-06-2016)
cargrl008. The girls as youngsters bring newly evicted friend Mark
Benton (Ricky) back to their shared flat on Rousden Street, London NW1. The road in the background is Randolph Street.
cargrl008n. Framed by recently installed scaffolding, Peter sends us this comparison. (Modern Photo Added: 26-08-2016)
cargrl009. Following some unfortunate social events, the two girls attempt to re-unite with Ricky up in Hartlepool. The road behind them is The Front, Hartlepool TS25. While director Ridley Scott was still a student, he made his 16mm short 'Boy and Bicycle' (1965) in the town, even though he did not direct his first feature for another 15 years.
cargrl010. The girls search for Ricky's Nan's house at West View Terrace, Hartlepool TS25. The town has seen a fair bit of filming in recent years including parts of a Tim Roth movie The Liability from 2012 and also an episode of TV detective drama Vera with Brenda Blethyn.