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Search Aspect ( film set )
Location - Leeds & District

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Green Lane, filming of "Billy Liar" (Wortley) (4 comments)
Black & White image1962. View shows film director John Schlesinger directing a scene from the film "Billy Liar", shot on location at a site just off Green Lane which was in the middle of major redevelopment with the demolition of many old terraced houses. Green Lane Primary School , also now demolished, is in the background. The film was adapted from the book of the same name by Leeds author Keith Waterhouse, who collaborated with Willis Hall, also from Leeds, to write the screenplay.
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Green Lane, filming of 'Billy Liar' (Wortley) (3 comments)
Black & White image1962. View taking during the shooting of a scene from the film 'Billy Liar'which took place on a cleared area off Green Lane, where the demolition in progress of old terraced housing made an ideal location for the filming of a ruined city. Green Lane Primary School is seen in the background. Directed by John Schlesinger and starring Tom Courtenay, the film of Leeds author Keith Waterhouse's book was shot mostly in Bradford with a few scenes in Leeds; locations on The Headrow and outside the Town Hall were used in addition to this one.
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Green Lane, filming of 'Billy Liar' (Wortley) (2 comments)
Black & White image1962. View shows a scene from the film 'Billy Liar' being shot on location at a site off Green Lane, with Green Lane Primary School in the background. Demolition was taking place of terraced housing in the area, so the presence of semi-demolished houses added authenticity to a scene depicting a ruined city. This scene, which shows a group of women marching under a banner proclaiming 'Viva Ambrosia', is part of a dream world imagined by the character Billy Fisher, otherwise known as Billy Liar, who sees himself as the head of the imaginary state of Ambrosia.
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Green Lane, filming of 'Billy Liar' (Wortley)
Black & White image1962. View shows actor Tom Courtenay during shooting of the film 'Billy Liar' in which he played the title role. This scene, shot at a site off Green Lane, shows Billy's dream of being the head of the state of Ambrosia, where he is preparing to take the salute at the victory parade. Behind him is actress Topsy Jane, who was originally cast to play the role of Liz, but was taken ill during filming and was replaced by Julie Christie (in her first major film role). As a result, some scenes featuring the character had to be re-shot, though others in which she was in the background were retained.
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Green Lane, filming of 'Billy Liar' (Wortley)
Black & White image1962. View shows the camera crew and continuity girl taking a break during the shooting of the film 'Billy Liar'. This site off Green Lane was one of several locations used in the film, mostly in the Bradford area but also including The Headrow and the Town Hall in Leeds.
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