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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th January 1883 Betram Home Ramsay, Dunkirk Naval Strategist, was born in London.
20th January 1843 Born today: Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid, Constantinople, London)
20th January 1779 Actor David Garrick sadly passed away at The Adelphi buildings.
20th January 1382 King Richard II of England was married to Anne of Bohemia in Westminster Abbey.
20th January 1265 First English Parliament summoned by non-royal command (The Earl of Leicester) met in Westminster Hall.
Leavesden Warner Bros Studios
Warner Brothers buys the home of Harry Potter
Location: Essex Lane, Leavesden, Watford
Description: This vast film studios complex recently bought (November 2010) by Warner Brothers is on the site of an old Rolls Royce factory, and is one of the few places in the UK where large scale productions can be made.
As well as numerous commercials and music videos, other films made in the vast converted hangars have included:
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
The Dark Knight (2008)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Scum 2 (2010)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I (2010)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II (2011)
Leavesden comprises 500,000 square feet of stages, production offices and ancillary buildings, along with an 80-acre backlot.
Tagged in this Tour: Star Wars Tour
Tagged in this Tour: Harry Potter Tour of London