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Filming at Bourne Wood

Bourne Wood is a premier woodland film location in the UK. This is due to its close proximity to London film studios, the feeling of isolation from the 21st century and the excellent access and facilities on site. 

Past Filming Facts

On the film set of  Gladiator On the film set of  Gladiator


  • The first big budget movie to film in The Bourne Woods was Gladiator, starring Russell Crowe and Directed by Ridley Scott in 1999.
  • Since 1999 numerous films, commercials, TV programmes and music videos have been filmed in The Bourne Woods.  These have recently included: Robin Hood, Snow White and the Huntsman, Wolfman, War Horse, adverts for IKEA and Marmite and Brothers of Men.

Since the opening sequence of Gladiator was shot here in 1999, Bourne Wood has played a leading role in a series of internationally renowned films including War Horse and Robin Hood, as well as adverts and TV series. This illustrates the national strategic importance of the site to the UK film industry and we look forward to working with production companies on exciting filming projects in the future.

Last updated: 30th June 2018

What's of interest

Interested in using Bourne Wood for filming?
Please contact our Filming Liaison Officer, Pam Eastwood, on 07778 110349 for more information.

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.