Filming locations for brief encounter including locations in lakes beaconsfield and lancashire. The film follows a passionate extramarital affair in england shortly before wwii.
There are two platforms in use at carnforth station all seen used during the film.
Brief encounter station location. It stars celia johnson and trevor howard pictured as laura jesson and dr alec harvey two married people whose chance encounter in a railway station s café sees them tempted to adultery before realising their marriages are more important than fleeting happiness. As you stand on platform 1 with its vintage suitcases and railway posters you can almost imagine the era when steam trains frequently passed through. The war was still on but the small lancashire town of carnforth was felt to be remote or uninteresting enough to escape the attentions of v2 rockets or casual air raids.
D p studios denham studios denham buckinghamshire england uk. Made at 2 of 2 found this interesting. There is one rail used by freight trains and fast moving cargo trains only.
Arguably one of the finest british films ever made david lean s oscar nominated heart breaking romantic drama is a must see. View location maps descriptions and location images. Carnforth railway station was milford junction location for much of the action in the classic 1945 film brief encounter.
The protagonist is laura a married woman with children whose conventional life becomes increasingly complicated following a chance meeting at a railway station with a married. The clock in particular is iconic and still there. Known information is listed here.
All the brief encounter film locations at carnforth station. You can plainly see station signs with the names of northern towns in the film. Welcome to the home of brief encounter.
London a b north south east a d. And so it proved. Brief encounter was filmed partly on location at carnforth and beaconsfield and partly on location at denham film studios.
Celia johnson trevor howard. Brief encounter is a 1945 british romantic drama film directed by david lean from a screenplay written by noël coward based on his 1936 one act play still life. Carnforth station and visitor centre carnforth lancashire carnforth was chosen because of its distance from the german airfields and the subsequent relaxation of the blackout regulations so far north this was early 1945.
It stars celia johnson trevor howard stanley holloway and joyce carey. The whole station is essentially a brief encounter filming location. Our award winning heritage centre is located within a working railway station famously featured in the classic 1945 film brief encounter directed by david lean and starring celia johnson and trevor howard.