The Stone of Destiny - Feature Film

Westminster Abbey, London

Westminster Abbey

I did not negotiate this hire of the Abbey this credit goes to Steve Mortimore.

But I was involved on the night shoot to oversee the use of this great London icon - Westminster Abbey. Recreating the theft of the Stone of Scone from the coronation chair which is kept in the Abbey. This remarkable theft took place in the 1950's and we had one long night shoot with traffic control outside so 1950's traffic could be placed into shot and modern street lighting turned off.

In this picture three of the largest lighting balloons are positioned high up in the Abbey and all 21st Century items removed. I remember removing and stacking hundreds of the chairs from nave - and putting them out again! Dawn was breaking when we finally packed up leaving the Abbey to start again the next day with tourists trooping around not knowing what took place during the night.