Film crews at Hampton Court Palace 'shooting Sherlock Holmes movie'

Elmbridge Guardian: Movie set: Richmond Park was transformed into a film set last year when crews shot scenes for the Sherlock Holmes sequel Movie set: Richmond Park was transformed into a film set last year when crews shot scenes for the Sherlock Holmes sequel

Film crews were believed to be shooting scenes for Sherlock Holmes 2 at Hampton Court Palace at the weekend.

Visitors to Bushy Park said they saw areas cordoned off and security staff explained filmmakers were using parts of the historic building.

Richmond Park was transformed into a gypsy camp in October last year when actors and crews shot scenes for the sequel to the 2009 hit film, starring Robert Downey Jr as the famous detective, with Jude Law as Dr Watson.

A source at Hampton Court Palace said parts of the building had been converted into a film set, but could not confirm whether it was for the movie.

The palace said “there are currently works taking place” in the Tudor kitchens until Friday.

Julie Hill, of Sherland Road, Twickenham, visited Bushy Park on Sunday and said security staff directed visitors’ cars on to the grass, as the Tarmac area of Upper Lodge Road car park was reserved for the crew’s vehicles.

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4:11pm Mon 24 Jan 11

Julie Hill says...

At 0930 today, the film crew had taken over the entire car park at Upper Lodge, plus the grassed overflow area and beyond.

Ray Brodie, RPA said they had exceeded the agreed area, which was three quarters of the tarmac area and the grass overflow area. He also said they should not have been directing park visitors onto the grass and as a result they will be charged extra.

It would be helpful if a sign could be put up at the entrance road to the Upper Lodge car park, informing drivers there is no (or very little) parking so people drive directly to The Pheasantry.

They are filming Sherlock Holmes II movie and also have a unit base on the Hampton Court green car park.
At 0930 today, the film crew had taken over the entire car park at Upper Lodge, plus the grassed overflow area and beyond. Ray Brodie, RPA said they had exceeded the agreed area, which was three quarters of the tarmac area and the grass overflow area. He also said they should not have been directing park visitors onto the grass and as a result they will be charged extra. It would be helpful if a sign could be put up at the entrance road to the Upper Lodge car park, informing drivers there is no (or very little) parking so people drive directly to The Pheasantry. They are filming Sherlock Holmes II movie and also have a unit base on the Hampton Court green car park. Julie Hill
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