Tuesday, 5 July 2011

British Beaches in the Movies: Redcar

Atonement (2007), much to the delight of northerners everywhere, was filmed, in part, at Redcar beach. Who would have thought that a shoreline of North East England could stand in so admirably for Dunkirk? Of course people familiar with the area were easily able to pick out recognisable features of the Redcar coast; local cinema The Regent makes a nice little cameo. In regional terms the shooting of this film was big news for the area and around 1,000 extras from the North East appeared in the film. The highpoint and emotional heart of this film was undoubtedly the stirring rendition of “Dear Lord and Father of Mankind” which was played out in the bandstand.

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