Bamburgh Castle is gracing big screens across the world as it features as a location in the new action-adventure franchise – Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.
Since 1981, Hollywood legend Harrison Ford has travelled to countless far-flung locations in his role as the daredevil on-screen archaeologist in the Indiana Jones series. But Indy’s final adventure in Dial of Destiny brings him to Bamburgh Castle in the Hollywood blockbuster which can be seen in cinemas now.
In it, Bamburgh Castle doubles as 1944 Nazi-Germany and features in the opening scenes for the movie, starring Mads Mikkelsen, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Antonio Banderas alongside Harrison Ford.
Speaking on BBC Radio Newcastle with Bamburgh Castle, was location manager Duncan Broadfoot who said: “We narrowed it down to a couple of options and when we brought our director he immediately knew that Bamburgh was the right choice. We were there for two weeks dressing the castle and it looked really fantastic when we came to film.”
The Indy locations team had scoured the “length and breadth” of the country in their quest for the perfect castle.
“We needed a castle that had a nice entrance, grand court yard and grand interior space and we found that in Bamburgh,” Duncan said.
Also speaking on BBC Newcastle to presenter Matt Bailey was Claire Watson-Armstrong wife of Bamburgh Castle owner Francis. She said: “We are so excited about seeing Bamburgh on the big screen and how it will be represented after months of anticipation and excitement. It’s a huge privilege that Bamburgh Castle was chosen to star in arguably the greatest film series ever made and will go down in movie history as one of globe trotting Indiana Jones’ locations.
“Welcoming Hollywood royalty including Harrison Ford, director James Mangold and the legendary Frank Marshall to Bamburgh was incredible and the entire production unit were a joy to have with us.”
Visitors can look out for locations used in the film including our Inner Ward courtyard, Crewe Entrance, the King’s Hall and Cross Hall fireplace.
To celebrate Bamburgh’s leading role, visitors can take part in an Indiana Jones trail inside the Castle staterooms. Visitors dressed up as Indiana Jones will also be entered into a draw to win an annual pass.
Don’t miss seeing Bamburgh Castle on the big screen in Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny in cinemas now.