IWM Duxford stars in Hollywood film The Monuments Men, opening on Friday 14 February
Hollywood film The Monuments Men, which was partly filmed on location at IWM Duxford, opens to UK audiences on Friday 14 February.
Director George Clooney is joined on screen by an internationally acclaimed ensemble cast, many of whom were at IWM Duxford for the filming, including Matt Damon (Oceanís 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 IWM 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 IWMís 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 Duxfordís historic buildings, control tower and airfield significantly featured in the filming.
The Monuments Men opens in the UK on Friday 14 February.