In the UK, film studios (the buildings), quite often
are considered completely separate from the production companies. You
will notice that the earliest studios in the UK were set up just like
their counterparts in the US, but the difference came with World War I.
Most studios were confiscated by the government during the war and used
for a wide variety of uses from making military training tapes and propaganda
films, warehouse storage, government offices and some even used to store
After the war, when the studios were turned back
over to the private sector, sometimes the original production company
was there to start over..... and sometimes they weren't and a different
production company would take over the studios. British film studios,
quite often, took on a life of their own.
This same procedure happened again for World War
II, thus creating more of a separation between studios and production
companies... For that reason, we have the actual studio history in this
section and Production
and Distribution companies in a different section.
We have listed the studios in alphabetical order:
British National (1) - see John
Consolidated - see Whitehall
Hoe Street - See British
Lime Grove - see Gaumont
Mitcham - see Cricks
Shepherd's Bush - see
Stamford Hill - see Autoscope
This is NOT the complete list, we have more that
we will be adding soon.