Made In Yorkshire 

Made In Yorkshire is a glorious celebration of all the feature films shot in the county from the inception of film to the present day including in-depth accounts of more than 30 films. 

Written by Tony Earnshaw, the Yorkshire Post's film critic and Artistic Director of the Bradford International Film Festival. Many of the photographs have been taken over a 25-year period by Jim Moran, one of the Yorkshire Post’s senior and award-winning photographers. 

A foreword to the book is written by Oscar-winning screenwriter Ronald Harwood CBE whose film The Dresser, shot in Bradford, York and Halifax, features prominently. 

Other photographs have been sourced from most of Yorkshire's newspapers, the general public and people who worked on the films. Many of these have never been seen before languishing either in basement filing cabinets or dresser drawers.

Yorkshire and its movies can boast a mouth-watering list of legends, icons and sex symbols.

Among the stars who have made movies in the Broad Acres are Bette Davis, Paul Newman, Sophia Loren, David Niven, James Mason, Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret, Richard Harris, Dustin Hoffman, Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Albert Finney, Julie Christie, Alan Bennett, Michael Palin, Anna Massey, Catherine Tate, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Costner, Jeremy Irons, Cate Blanchett, Edward Fox, Vanessa Redgrave, Jim Broadbent, Jamie Bell, Tom Wilkinson, Robbie Coltrane, Ray Winstone, Jenny Agutter, Kulvinder Ghir, Brenda Blethyn, Bob Peck, Ewan Mcgregor, Jim Carter, Richard Gere, Richard Griffiths, Pete Postlethwaite, David Tennant, Iain Glen, Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Eileen Atkins, Sir Donald Wolfit, Sir Michael Caine, Sir Stanley Baker, Sir Tom Courtenay, Sir Anthony Hopkins, and Lord Attenborough.

Many of these stars and more are interviewed for the book about their experiences of filming in Yorkshire. Made In Yorkshire also contains many exclusive location photographs.

Author Tony Earnshaw has spent over 10 years working this coffee table book using his position as the film critic for one of Britain’s leading regional newspapers the Yorkshire Post to enable him to meet so many of those featured in the book.

Read a list of the 38 films featured in the book.

Download sample chapters:

Made In Yorkshire - front cover


BBC News interview

Watch an interview with Tony Earnshaw talking about films made in Yorkshire and the appeal of the county to filmmakers.

Press coverage