1. DAD Boosts British Film Industry

    By daniel on 2003-01-14

    The production of Die Another Day in Britain has helped increase investment in the UK film industry to more than £500m.

    In 2002 the United Kingdom had been used as a location for or been involved in the production of 115 films, a figure down on previous years. It is thought that the drop was a result of the 57% drop in 2001 due to the effects of the September 11 attacks, the foot-and-mouth crisis and threatened actors and writers’ strikes in the United States.

    Despite the drop £566.88m was spent in the UK in 2002. The majority of the money came from US investment in international blockbusters such as Die Another Day and Lara Croft and the Cradle of Life, which was also filed at Pinewood Studio’s. Other films adding to the income were UK backed films including Johnny English, penned by Neil Purvis and Robert Wade, and Love Actually starring Hugh Grant and Keira Knightley.

    Source: BBC News.