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Sunday October 21st 2018

Georgy Girl | 1966

Georgy Girl filming location: Maida Avenue, Maida Vale, London W9
Georgy Girl location: the top-floor flat of Swinging Sixties girls, Georgy and Meredith: Maida Avenue, Maida Vale, London W9

The Sixties were in full Swing when Lynn Redgrave grabbed an Oscar nomination as the plainish Georgy, sharing a flat with the gorgeous and flighty Meredith (Charlotte Rampling). There were nominations too for James Mason as the predatory older man, for Kenneth Higgins’ b&w photography and for the theme song, sung by folksy group The Seekers, co-written by Tom Springfield (brother of legendary singer Dusty) and Carry On... film regular, Jim Dale.

The clanking metal staircase leading up to the top-floor flat shared by Georgy and Meredith could still be seen in the alley off Maida Avenue alongside the Grand Union Canal at the corner of Edgware Road in Maida Vale, W9 (it’s actually the rear of 449 Edgware Road), until the restaurant next door added an extension.

Further down Maida Avenue, between numbers 15 and 22, is St Mary’s Church, where James Leamington (Mason) finally proposes to Georgy. Maida Avenue was also home to Michael Palin in A Fish Called Wanda (number 7) and John Wayne in Brannigan (number 6).

Georgy Girl filming location: Harley Road, Primrose Hill, NW3
Georgy Girl location: the grand home of James Leamington: Harley Road, Primrose Hill, NW3

Leamington’s grand home, where Georgy entertains nursery classes, is the former home of opera singer Dame Clara Butt, near Primrose Hill, at 7 Harley Road, NW3.

Georgy Girl filming location: Hampstead Town Hall Building, Haverstock Hill, Belsize Park
Georgy Girl location: Meredith and Jos finally marry: Hampstead Town Hall Building, Haverstock Hill, Belsize Park, NW3

The registry office where Meredith finally marries boyfriend Jos (Alan Bates) is the old red brick Hampstead Town Hall, Haverstock Hill, NW3, at the corner of Belsize Avenue, Belsize Park, currently housing community projects.