January 2007 - Cecil Court
- Artists Film
- British Film Commission
- Business Development
- Growing Audiences
- Screen Heritage
- Screen Tourism
- Shakespeare400 on Screen
- Contact us
- Who's Who
- Press Releases
Location of the Month 2014
- December 2014 – Nativity 3: Dude, Where's My Donkey? at Jubilee Gardens and London Eye
- November 2014 – Paddington at Paddington Station
- September 2014 – The Riot Club at the Jamaica Wine House
- October 2014 – Mr Turner at Theatre Royal Stratford East
- August 2014 – Lilting at the Regent's Canal
- July 2014 – 24: Live Another Day at Wembley Stadium
- June 2014 – Edge of Tomorrow at Heathrow Airport
- May 2014 – 150 years of John Lewis at Alexandra Palace
- April 2014 – Tom Hooper's Jaguar commercial at The Queen's House, Greenwich
- March 2014 – Muppets Most Wanted at the Tower of London
- February 2014 – Cuban Fury at Fairfield Halls, Croydon
- January 2014 - The Debating Chamber
Location of the Month 2013
- November 2013 - Middle Temple
- October 2013 - Searcys Restaurant
- June 2013 - Dorset Estate
- July 2013 - Wenlock Arms
- August 2013 - Ashmole Academy
- September 2013 - Crystal Palace
- April 2013 – Canary Wharf
- May 2013 - Wembley Stadium
- March 2013 – Rooftop of The Old Truman Brewery, E1
- February 2013 - Eurostar & St Pancras International
- January 2013 – St Mary’s Chapel
Location of the Month 2012
- November 2012 – The Savoy Hotel
- December 2012 - Swakeleys House
- June 2012 - Lee Valley Athletics Centre
- July 2012 - Osterley Park and House
- August 2012 – Regent’s Place
- September 2012 – Crystal Palace National Sports Centre
- October 2012 – Whitehall
- March 2012 - Hammersmith Town Hall
- April 2012 - Blue Fin Building
- May 2012 – Marylebone Station
- January 2012 - Old Street Police Station and Magistrates Court
- February 2012 - Princelet Street
Location of the Month 2011
- November 2011 - Roundhouse
- December 2011 - Victoria & Albert Museum
- October 2011 - Battersea Park Millennium Arena
- August 2011 - Parliament Hill Lido
- September 2011 - Blythe House
- July 2011 - King's Cross Station
- January 2011 - Harley Street
- February 2011 - Regency Cafe
- March 2011 - Beach Blanket Babylon
- April 2011 - Crossness Engines Trust
- May 2011 - Harrow on The Hill
- June 2011 - Great Eastern Street NCP
- Location of the Month 2010
- Location of the Month 2009
- Location of the Month 2008
- Location of the Month 2007
- Location of the Month 2006
- Location of the Month 2005
- Location of the Month 2004
- Location of the Month 2014
- The Small Print
Cecil Court was the last location for the London shoot. They filmed for a full day, with a day to set up and one to strike. The crew numbered over 100 for this important sequence.
Beatrix is introduced as a struggling, misunderstood young artist living in London with her father (Bill Paterson) and mother (Barbara Flynn). She has a flair for colourful illustration. However, her creations - furry animal characters with human traits - were considered less than the Victorian ideal.
Unmarried and headstrong, the 36-year old Beatrix publishes her first book, 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit', in 1902. Her editor, Norman Warne (Ewan McGregor), is her key collaborator and eventually the pair fall in love - much to the disappointment of her parents.
The bulk of Miss Potter takes place in the early 1900s, with occasional flashbacks to the 1870s, when Beatrix was a young girl. It shot in London, as well as the Isle of Man and the Lake District. London locations include Lincoln's Inn and St Peter's Square, which was used as the interior and exterior for the main Potter household.
A pedestrianised street in the heart of the West End, Cecil Court, also became a major location. Beatrix visits a bookshop here to see her first publication on the day of its release.
Cecil Court is a short but tranquil Victorian street linking Charing Cross Road and St. Martin's Lane. It is home to nearly twenty antiquarian and second-hand bookshops, including specialists in modern first editions, collectable children's books and antique maps.
Oscar®-winning production designer, Martin Childs, converted a number of bookshop windows into other shop facades - including a butcher's, a sweet shop and a luggage store.
Martin Joy was the location manager. He found Westminster Council, the Cecil Court Association, Gascoigne Estates (the landowners) and Nigel Williams Rare Books extremely helpful and accommodating.
Find out more about Cecil Court. To film in the City of Westminster contact the Special Events team on 020 7641 2390 or visit: www.westminster.gov.uk/filming.
Visit the official Miss Potter website: www.misspottermovie.co.uk.