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The Farmiloe Building in Batman Begins

Date posted: 01.06.2005

Batman Begins, the story of how Bruce Wayne became the superhero he was destined to be, is one of the most eagerly awaited films of the summer.

Memento director, Christopher Nolan, takes the helm on this dark tale which goes on general release on 16 June. The Farmiloes Building - represented by leading location agency, Amazing Space - featured as one of the fundamental London locations.

A young Bruce Wayne, having witnessed his rich parents' murder as a child, returns to Gotham City after a long exile, desperate for revenge. The storyline has Wayne (played by Christian Bale) befriending Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman), the ambitious inventor of Wayne Enterprises' military division. Using his designs, Wayne creates Batman's weapons arsenal, which he then uses to take on the film's villains, The Scarecrow (Cillian Murphy) and cult-leader Ra's al Ghul (Ken Watanabe).

Warner Bros were keen to shoot Batman Begins in the UK, home to the first two technically superior films in the billion dollar series. The shoot took in a variety of London locations including The Excel building, Docklands, City Point, Canary Wharf, Abbey Mills Pumping Station, The Garrick Theatre, The Guinness Factory, Senate House and our Location of the Month - The Farmiloe Building.

Amazing Space was exclusively appointed to market and manage The Farmiloe Building for film and photographic location hire in October 2002. Since then over 50 productions have used this property for feature films, TV, photography and events. 
 
Batman Begins filmed predominantly in the wood panelled 1st floor offices in March and April of last year. The crew prepped for 5 weeks to facilitate a 2 day shoot and turned The Farmiloes Building into Gotham City Police Station, as well as a Shanghai Warehouse.

If you are interested in hiring The Farmiloe Building as a filming location then please contact Rebecca at Amazing Space on 020 7251 6808 or email: rebecca@amazingspace.co.uk.

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