Location Filming

The authentic period features and elegance of the King’s Inns building has attracted many cinema and television productions over the years to include: “Becoming Jane” with Anne Hathaway and Maggie Smith; “Evelyn” brought us Pierce Brosnan, Aidan Quinn and Stephen Rea; and the “Ordinary Decent Criminal” brought us the incredible Mr. Kevin Spacey and our very own Colin Farrell.

For information on location filming in King’s Inns, please contact David Curran at: dcurran@kingsinns.ie or tel: +353 1 874 4826

Recent Cinema and Television Productions

Below is a synopsis of the cinema and television productions recorded within the buildings and grounds of King’s Inns.

PENNY DREADFUL (2015/2014)
Penny Dreadful is a British–American horror drama television series written by John Logan. Many people are familiar with classic literary characters like Dr. Frankenstein and Dorian Gray. This drama brings those and other characters into a new light by exploring their origin stories of Victorian London. 
Directed by: James Hawes, Brian Kirk, J.A. Bayona, Coky Giedroyc, Dearbhla Walsh, Damon Thomas, Kari Skogland
Starring: Eva Green, Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Danny Sapani, and Harry Treadaway

CHARLIE (2014)
Written by Dublin–born theatre and screenwriter Colin Teevan, this TV drama explores the emergence of modern Ireland through charting the rise and fall of the charismatic and divisive figure of Charles J Haughey’s (former Taoiseach of Ireland).
Directed by: Kenny Glenaan and Charlie McCarthy 
Starring: Aidan Gillan, Tom Vaughan–Lawlor, and Lucy Cohu

ALBERT NOBBS (2011)
Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th century Ireland, where women aren’t encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man, so she can work as a butler in Dublin’s most posh hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living.
Directed by: Roderigo Garcia
Starring: Glen Close, Mia Wasikowska, Pauline Collins, and Brendan Gleeson

BECOMING JANE (2007)
Becoming Jane is a 2007 British–Irish historical biographical film directed by Julian Jarrold. It depicts the early life of English author Jane Austen and her perpetual love and regret with Thomas Langlois Lefroy. American actress Anne Hathaway stars as the titular character, while her romantic interest is played by Scottish actor James McAvoy. Also appearing in the film are Julie Walters, James Cromwell, and Maggie Smith.
Directed by: Julian Jarrold
Starring: Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters, James Cromwell, and Maggie Smith

VERONICA GUERIN (2003)
Veronica Guerin is a 2003 Irish biographical film directed by Joel Schumacher. The screenplay by Carol Doyle and Mary Agnes Donoghue focuses on Irish journalist Veronica Guerin, whose investigation into the drug trade in Dublin led to her murder in 1996.
Directed by: Joel Schumacher
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Colin Farrell, and Brenda Fricker

THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS (2002)
The spoiled rotten and utterly unlikable rich kid George Amberson becomes horrified when his recently widowed mother rekindles her relationship with the wealthy Eugene Morgan, who she left decades earlier in order to marry George’s father. As George struggles to sabotage his mother’s new romance, he must deal with his own romantic feelings for Morgan’s daughter and the consequences of his meddling as his once great family falls into ruin due to his machinations…
Directed by: Alfonso Arau
Starring: Madeleine Stowe, Bruce Greenwood, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers

ELELYN (2002)
1953. Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children.
Directed by: Bruce Beresford
Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Julianna Margulies, and Aidan Quinn 

ORDINARY DECENT CRIMINAL (2000)
Brilliant, flamboyant master criminal Michael Lynch is more interested in his image and his posterity than the actual profit from his ill–gotten gains.
Directed by: Thaddeus O’Sullivan
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Linda Fiorentino, Peter Mullan, and Colin Farrell