MUMBAI: Warner Bros. has formally opened its new film
and TV studio in Leavesden, in the outskirts of London.
Warner Bros. has filmed the Harry Potter series,
Sherlock Holmes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
and Wrath of the Titans here, among others.
The Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden is 'the first of
its kind to be built in the U.K. in 70 years' and secures
the future of over a third of the dedicated major feature
film production stage space in the UK. It will help
further position the country as a center of filmmaking
The Hollywood studio undertook a £100 million
($155 million) revamp of the more than 250,000 square
feet complex near Watford.
The stages range in size from 10,000 to 36,000 square
feet and the space also offers a series of workshops.
The facilities in the studio include one of the largest
heated underwater filming tanks in Europe. And the site
provides a 100 acre back-lot, one of the most extensive
in Europe, which the company says can be adapted for
any production needs.
The studio is also home to the recently opened Warner
Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter,
a walking tour that takes guests behind the scenes of
the iconic Harry Potter movie series.
It may be of interest to know that Warner used to rent
the studio space but then bought the facility in late