Here are 9 times Milton Keynes made it onto the big screen.
1. The Imitation Game
The Imitation game is a 2014 historical drama based on the 1983 biography Alan Turing: The Enigma, by Andrew Hodges. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Turing, and follows him as he tries to crack the German Enigma code. Filming locations included Bletchley Park.
2. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
This installation of the Superman series is a 1987 sequel to Superman III, and stars Gene Hackman, Jon Cryer and Christopher Reeve. The film was shot in Milton Keynes, with the production turning it into downtown New York, which proved too expensive to actually shoot there.
3. Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life
Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life is a 1983 musical sketch comedy film, written and perfected by the Monty Python troupe. It was the last film to feature all six Monty Python members before Graham Chapman died in 1989. Chicheley Hall was used as a filming location during the Middle of the Film segment, also known as the Find the Fish poetry scene.
4. Withnail and I
Withnail and I is a cult 1987 British black comedy, which is loosely based on director Bruce Robinson's life in London in the late 60s. The plot follows two unemployed actors, Withnail and “I”, who take a holiday to the Lake District. Milton Keynes makes an appearance in the film as the King Henry pub and Penrith Tea Rooms scenes were filmed in the Market Square in Stony Stratford.