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Shepperton Studios

Norman Loudon, businessman and owner of Flicker Productions, purchased Littleton Park, a 60 acre facility located 15 miles from London with the intent of expanding his business. Loudon was successful in his production of 'Flicker' books but wanted to get into the film industry.

Loudon formed Sound City Film Producing & Recording Studios and set up Shepperton Studios in 1932. By 1934, demand was so great that Shepperton had to be expanded.

At the outbreak of World War II, Shepperton was requisitioned by the Minister of Defense and used to create decoys of all types that were used all over the UK.

In 1945, at the end of the war Loudon announced the re-opening of Shepperton but was soon bought out by Alexander Korda and his London Films Corp.

Studio City was renamed British Lion Studio Company and Shepperton was used to produce major films for both London Films and British Lion.

By 1955, heavy in debt, the loans by the government were called in and studio and companies were placed into receivership. British Lion Films Limited was formed and took over the assets of British Lion and the direction of British Lion moved to primarily distribution and financing independents in utilizing the facilities.

By 1964, back into debt, the government sold off the studio and companies to a private investment group headed by Michael Balcon. In 1972, Barclay Securities acquired the studio and continued producing numerous major films until being acquired in 1984 by Lee International.

In 1995, brothers Ridley and Tony Scott head a consortium that purchased Shepperton.

In 2000, Rank purchased the studio by sold it to Pinewood Studio which mergered the 2 studios together.

In 2004, Pinewood Shepperton successfully floated on the London Stock Exchange.

In 2005, Pinewood Shepperton purchased Teddington Studios in another expansion to make it one of the largest media parks in Europe.

Here's their official website



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