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Bluebird Restaurant in A Good Year

Date posted: 01.10.2006

Director Ridley Scott reunites with Oscar winner Russell Crowe in a comedy set between corporate London and the vineyards of France. 20th Century Fox release A Good Year nationwide on 27 October.

London-based investment expert Max Skinner (Russell Crowe) travels to Provence to a small vineyard he inherited from his late uncle. Intending to put his past behind him and sell it as quickly as possible, he instead discovers a part of himself that he'd lost since childhood. He settles in to life at the chateau, remembering the time he spent there in his formative years.

Almost as soon as he reaches this life-changing decision to stay in France a determined young California girl (Abbie Cornish) arrives claiming to be the illegitimate daughter of the deceased uncle and rightful owner of the vineyard. Will it really be a good year after all?

In one of the London-shot sequences Max Skinner's PA (played by Archie Punjabi of Bend it like Beckham fame) is shown out and about in the capital, running errands whilst her boss is away dealing with his familial issues. She drops into the Bluebird for a coffee and receives an urgent call from France. Max may be financially astute, but he is lost in his new world without modern luxuries such as his PA.

The Bluebird Restaurant is a Conran-owned establishment. It is iconically London with its instantly recognisable exterior of a former Art Deco style garage built in 1924. The Bluebird Restaurant is based on the King's Road in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.

Founded in 1991, Conran Restaurants Ltd is one of Britain's most dynamic restaurant groups. There are currently over 20 restaurants established throughout the UK, London, Paris, and New York with new ventures planned to open in Copenhagen, London and Tokyo in the next 12 months.

The Bluebird Restaurant is an amazing, skylit restaurant with pleasant, professional staff. They are happy to accommodate film crews whenever possible.

Simon Ritterband is the filming contact at the Bluebird Restaurant. Please call 020 8343 2022 or email simon@seesawmedia.co.uk with any enquiries.