From the Westmorland Gazette
Cumbrian landscape is acknowledged the world over as some of the most dramatic and beautiful on this planet – but less well recognised is its starring role in numerous films over the past 70 years.
From the latest Star Wars movie to gems like Swallows and Amazons or black comedy Withnail & I, film-makers have braved every adversity that Cumbrian weather can produce, weaving its spectacular scenery into a wide variety of genres incorporating: adventure, comedy and romance to thrillers, sci-fi, and horror. Yet the scene-stealing role of Cumbrian landscape has been somewhat under-played until now.
However, a new book by David Banning, An A-Z of Cumbria and the Lake District on Film, is set to put Cumbria’s name up in lights. Around 60 films feature Cumbrian locations, and considering it took David almost three years to track down, view and research them all, it’s not surprising this is the first truly definitive guide.