Filming at Hankley again
They’ve been building a film set at Hankley again over the past couple of weeks. On exactly the site of Skyfall Lodge they are creating a medieval village with a little church. It’s to be a location for the film Macbeth, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. Our lovely Surrey heathland is standing in for Scotland again, and the filmmakers have been working hard to create that authentic foggy look with their smoke machines. Today they were filming crowd fight scenes. It’s a good job it’s wet January rather than dry high summer, as there were actors waving flaming torches around. Lots of smoke, shouting and the clash of swords. Very atmospheric with the sun occasionally sending shafts of light through the hazy fog of smoke.