Royal Naval College in Stage Beauty
Date posted: 01.09.2004
Production designer Jim Clay used the site to create an atmospheric collage of real and imaginary architecture.
The Royal Naval College site consists of four Georgian stone buildings with large inner courtyards: Kings Charles's building (1664), Queen Anne's building (1728), King William's building (1705-26), Queen Mary's building (1779); main gates; and a grand flight of steps up to a wide central driveway flanked by colonnaded buildings.
Notable buildings include: the Painted Hall (1708) Lower Hall and the Chapel. The Painted Hall is used as a dining room and the Lower Hall once again is used as a senior officer's dining room. The Chapel of St Peter and St Paul was designed by Wren and Ripley and completed with a flat ceiling.
The site has been used to represent the entrance to Buckingham Palace, Horse Guards Parade, The Mall, and other Georgian streets, e.g. Whitehall, The Pentagon in Washington DC and Napoleon's home (in Quills).