Beau Brummell, 1954
- Stewart Granger
- Elizabeth Taylor
- Peter Ustinov
- Robert Morley
- James Donald
- Rosemary Harris
- Finlay Currie
visit the film locations
Windsor: Windsor Central Station, from London Paddington
Windsor Castle, Windsor, in Berkshire
See The Madness of King George for a slightly different take on George III’s condition.
The portrayal of George III (Robert Morley) as totally barking made this an interesting choice for his descendants to watch as the Royal Film for 1954.
Locations include the Throne Room at Windsor Castle; a horseracing meet filmed at Newmarket, on the A11 between Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk; the Tenth Royal Hussars parade filmed in Brighton, East Sussex.
Not far from Windsor, many of the interiors filmed in Ockwells Manor, near Maidenhead, Berkshire. The 15th century manor house was built for Sir John Norreys, who served under both henry VI and Edward IV, in 1645 and reputedly has played host to Henry VIII (so where didn’t?), Margaret of Anjou, Henry VI, Edward IV, Oliver Cromwell and, of course, Elizabeth I (a gift to copywriters when that other queenly Liz supposedly lay down for a nap – “Liz sleeps in Good Queen Bess’ bed”). Ockwells, which is a private home and not open to the public, is also home to that famous torture device, the Maiden of Nurnburg, which actually appears in the movie.
Brummell’s real London residence (there’s a Blue Plaque to him) is 4 Chesterfield Street, off Curzon Street behind Piccadilly, W1, in London’s Mayfair.