Victoria & Abdul filmed in Isle of Wight: Visit Isle of Wight (VIOW) invests in promotions hoping for tourism boost in the region.
English film Victoria and Abdul (2017) featuring Judi Dench and Ali Fazal was filmed in this island and at Osborne House (built by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert). The Isle of Wight (referred to informally as IoW) is a county and the largest island in England.
The film could provide a boost for Isle of Wight tourism in the coming weeks and months.
VIOM believes that the Island is well placed to encourage all kinds of film production, and that is one of the reasons they have set up the Visit Isle of Wight Film TV Services Network – to smooth the way for film and television companies by offering a pool of expertise and resources – from locations advice and facilities hire to sourcing accommodation and theatrical services.
‘VIOW has spent £59,000 promoting autumn breaks on Victoria’s Island this autumn, and our Solent travel partners and others have provided additional activity, billboards and online media adding up to well over £200,000 of activity in total.
Last week saw excellent features in The Sun and The Telegraph. In selected cinemas in London and the south a short advert for the Island plays before the feature film, which opens on 15th September (2017).”
Watch this behind the scenes trailer.
Watch: Isle of Wight locations
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