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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th May 1953 Born today: Alfred Molina, London, actor (Enchanted April, Prick up your Ears)
24th May 1908 John Masefields Tragedy of Nan, premieres in London
24th May 1899 The state apartments at Kensington Palace opened to the public for the first time.
24th May 1890 Tivoli Theater of Varities opens in London
24th May 1879 James Walker's original Vauxhall toll bridge was opened up for free by the Prince of Wales.
24th May 1819 Queen Victoria is born at Kensington Palace.
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