Bunhill Fields


Bunhill Fields

Famous residents and award-winning films can be found here

Location: 38 City Road, EC1

Description: 'Bunhill Fields Burial Ground' is about 4 hectares (10 acres) in extent, although historically was much larger.

It was used as a burial site for Nonconformists from the late 17th century until the middle of the 19th century and contains the graves of many notable people.

In 1852 the Burial Act was passed which enabled places such as Bunhill Fields to be closed once they became full. Its Order for closure was made in December 1853 and the final burial (Elizabeth Howell Oliver) took place on January 5, 1854. By this date approximately 120,000 interments had taken place.

Daniel De-Foe (author of Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders) and mystic poet and painter William Blake.

With such a history its the perfect location for films, filming and cinema... and so to Stephen Frears 'Dirty Pretty Things' - it was in this picturesque cemetery in which Okwe (Chiwetel Ejiofor) reveals to Senay (Audrey Tautou) that he's married.

Dirty Pretty Things is a 2002 film directed by Stephen Frears and written by Steven Knight, a drama about two illegal immigrants in London. It was produced by the Celador Films production company.

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Bunhill Fields

Famous residents and award-winning films can be found here

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