GB / US
Dir: Matthew Vaughn
Starring: Colin Firth and Mark Strong
A spy organisation recruits a promising street kid into the agency’s training program, while a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius
This was the first installment in the Kingsman film series of comedy spy adventures, based on the 2012 comic book of the same name by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. It has a scene whereby recruits are tied to a railway line as part of the initiation process to test their loyalty. This was filmed inside Sharpthorne Tunnel on the Bluebell Railway and by freeze framing the scene, we can see that the train was hauled by a Class 33/1 push-pull diesel.