VIDEO: Imperial War Museum Duxford stars in Hollywood film The Monuments Men

09:47 05 February 2014

From left, Matt Damon, Hugh Bonneville and George Clooney on set at IWM Duxford.  Photograph courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

From left, Matt Damon, Hugh Bonneville and George Clooney on set at IWM Duxford. Photograph courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

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Hollywood film The Monuments Men, which opens to UK audiences next Friday, was partly filmed on location in Duxford.

Director George Clooney is joined on screen by an acclaimed ensemble cast, many of whom were at Imperial War Museum Duxford for the filming, including Matt Damon (Ocean’s Eleven, The Bourne Identity), Cate Blanchett (The Lord of the Rings, Elizabeth), Bill Murray (Lost in Translation, Ghostbusters), John Goodman (Argo, The Big Lebowski), Jean Dujardin (The Artist) and Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey).

Filming at Duxford was a large-scale operation, involving not only the leading actors, but also over 300 extras, over a nine-day period.

Filming took place across the museum, including the north side of the site, which is not open to the public, but houses IWM’s collections within historic buildings that made up the domestic side of the RAF fighter station.

Second World War aircraft and vehicles were brought to the museum to act as props and set dressing for the scenes. IWM Duxford’s historic buildings, control tower and airfield significantly featured in the filming.

The Monuments Men opens in the UK on Friday, February 14.

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