Dad’s Army invades Sewerby Hall and Gardens
Sewerby Hall and Gardens is launching a display about the hit movie Dad’s Army on Monday 6 June to coincide with the home entertainment release and mark the anniversary of the D-Day landings.
The vast majority of the film was shot on location in and around Bridlington as well as Beverley and other parts of the East Riding of Yorkshire.
The three-month display will run until 30 September and will include various features such as maps, photos, videos, Second World War memorabilia and two costumes from the movie.
The Dad’s Army film proved a success at the box office when it went on general release in February and is released on DVD and Blu-ray on 13 June, courtesy of Universal Pictures (UK).
The film brings together a stellar, award-winning British cast including Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta Jones, Toby Jones, Tom Courtenay, Michael Gambon, Blake Harrison, Daniel Mays and Bill Paterson.
Producer Damian Jones, who attended a regional premiere of the film at The Spa Bridlington alongside the film’s award-winning Director Oliver Parker, said: “We had a wonderful experience shooting Dad’s Army in Yorkshire. Its stunning locations give the film an epic scale and the people were beyond helpful.”
Councillor Richard Burton,portfolio holder for civic wellbeing and culture at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said he hoped residents and visitors would take the opportunity to see the display at Sewerby Hall and Gardens.
He said: “We were delighted that not only did Universal Pictures choose the East Riding for the filming locations but also gave Bridlington the spotlight of a prestigious film premiere, which was a fantastic occasion.
“Movie-goers around the world saw the Bridlington area and the East Riding in all its beautiful glory in the Dad’s Army film.
“Now, through this display, visitors to Sewerby Hall and Gardens have the chance to revisit the Dad’s Army experience and see how the film and its production was embraced by the area, involving amazing locations and the support of lots of local people and businesses.”
Dad’s Army was filmed on location in the region following investment from Screen Yorkshire through its Yorkshire Content Fund. As well as the Bridlington area, East Riding Theatre in Beverley was used alongside other parts of Yorkshire.
DAD’S ARMY marches onto DVD and Blu-ray from 13th June, courtesy of Universal Pictures (UK).