UK's iconic Parliament buildings now a film location
In an unprecedented move, forthcoming feature film Suffragette by Sarah Gavron has been granted permission to film inside the UK’s Palace of Westminster.
Shooting is already underway on the period feature starring Meryl Streep, Ben Whishaw, Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson and Carey Mulligan and the team will move into the iconic central London House of Commons building from next month.
The announcement includes the news that filming access will be granted to other films on a case-by-case basis to appropriate commercial projects during times when Parliament is not sitting.
Chief executive of Film London and the British Film Commission Adrian Wootton said: “Opening up such an iconic location as the House of Commons for filming is fantastic news. This unique location promises to attract more production to the capital, and by working with the industry and our partners, we will help ensure it can get the most out of filming, while protecting the integrity of this very special building.”
Gavron said: "We are honoured to be allowed to recreate a crucial moment in that long journey towards equality by filming where the Suffragettes actually brought their protest over 100 years ago."