TV shows and movies filmed in the Hartlepool area

From Get Carter to Vera: TV dramas and movies filmed in the Hartlepool area

Television and film crews have repeatedly chosen the Hartlepool area as a setting for their latest productions.

Some of the these titles are admittedly more famous than others and the list also features a couple of quirky if questionable inclusions.

Legendary names Terence Stamp and Vanessa Redgrave, centre, led an impressive cast in a 2012 movie largely filmed in County Durham. Locations included Wheatley Hill.

1. A Song For Marion

Legendary names Terence Stamp and Vanessa Redgrave, centre, led an impressive cast in a 2012 movie largely filmed in County Durham. Locations included Wheatley Hill.
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Easington Colliery doubled as fictional Everington in the 2000 movie about the boy from a mining community who dreams of becoming a professional ballet dancer. The now demolished "A" streets provided the backdrop.

2. Billy Elliot

Easington Colliery doubled as fictional Everington in the 2000 movie about the boy from a mining community who dreams of becoming a professional ballet dancer. The now demolished "A" streets provided the backdrop.
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Hollywood director Ridley Scott's first movie was filmed in 1962 in Hartlepool, where he attended West Hartlepool College of Art, and is the reputed inspiration for his famous Hovis bread advert.

3. Boy on the Bicycle

Hollywood director Ridley Scott's first movie was filmed in 1962 in Hartlepool, where he attended West Hartlepool College of Art, and is the reputed inspiration for his famous Hovis bread advert.
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Mike Leigh's 1997 movie, starring Mark Benton, Andy Serkis and the late ''Katrin Cartlidge, veered between Seaton Carew and London with scenes filmed at the toilet block on The Front and in West View Terrace.

4. Career Girls

Mike Leigh's 1997 movie, starring Mark Benton, Andy Serkis and the late ''Katrin Cartlidge, veered between Seaton Carew and London with scenes filmed at the toilet block on The Front and in West View Terrace.
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