‘The English Game’ Location Spotlight

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The English Game, a six-part drama from Netflix, charts the origins of football and how those involved in its creation reached across the class divide to establish the game as the world’s most popular sport. The series is written and executive produced by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and produced by 42 (Watership Down, Traitors). The English Game filmed across the north of England last year with several key locations in Yorkshire. These included Broughton Hall near Skipton, Little Germany in Bradford, Saltaire, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway and Sowerby Bridge, Calderdale.

 

The English Game: Netflix

The Broughton Hall Estate has been host to so many films and TV series throughout the decades. Filming for 'The English Game' took place in the main hall, the wider estate offers beautiful landscapes and many period properties which we have lovingly restored. We are very proud to have been involved with the production, the crew were fun, considerate and professional and have produced a fantastic result.

Roger Tempest, Broughton Hall Estate

Few regions demonstrate such a variety and wealth of manageable period locations as Yorkshire. Saltaire and Bradford provided the perfect backdrop for ‘The English Game’. Filming such expansive period scenes can present many challenges to a location manager, yet the county’s amazing production support structure made the whole process not only possible, but hugely enjoyable. I am truly proud to see Yorkshire increasingly attract high quality period drama such as this, further cementing its reputation as one of the UK’s leading places to film

Matt Bowden, Location Manager, The English Game

The English Game: Netflix

The English Game filmed in Yorkshire with the support of Screen Yorkshire’s Film Office and Bradford Film Office.  Get in touch to find out how we can help you film here.

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    Olivia Thomas, Film Office Co-ordinator

    Olivia is the first point of call for Screen Yorkshire's Film Office. She advises on filming enquiries, including locations, crew, facilities and permitting and also maintains our film locations and crew and facilities databases.