Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

Florence Foster Jenkins, directed by Stephen Frears, is based on a true story about a New York Heiress who wants to fulfil her dream of becoming an operatic singer despite her bad singing voice.

The Ashcombe Suite at Surrey County Hall in Kingston was turned into a 1930s-40s American court last year for a courtroom scene with Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant), Jenkins’ (Meryl Streep) partner and manager.

Surrey County Hall is used for many TV and film productions including Downton Abbey, Eastenders, Legends, The Infiltrator to name but a few. It offers a variety of municipal rooms including a wood panelled courtroom, Victoria prison cells and grand halls.

For more information about filming in Surrey please call a member of the Surrey Film Office team on 0208 213 2737 or email filming@surreycc.gov.uk