Twickenham Film Studios, which was recently used for high-profile cinema releases The Iron Lady and My Week with Marilyn, is to close its doors later this year having gone into administration.
Due to celebrate its centenary next year, the facility and its post-production department has undertaken a number of famous projects over the years, with The Beatles’ films Help and A Hard Day’s Night having been shot there.
"I think it is a real shame that Twickenham’s closing," said key grip Rupert Lloyd Parry, who worked on both The Iron Lady and My Week with Marilyn. "It’s one of our older studios. It’s nice when you work where you feel like there’s a real sort of tradition of the British film industry. It’s like working at Ealing, places like that.”
However, in spite of the studios’ rich history, its failure to generate sufficient revenue of late has lea the business into administration. When asked about what the future holds for the legendary location, Gerald Krasner, who is handling the administration, said the business had been losing money over the past three years. “I doubt it will be retained as a film studio,” he said. “Half of the 17 employees have already left.”