GB 2008 1hr 35mins Dir: Rupert Wyatt Starring: Liam Cunningham and Joseph Fiennes
A prisoner serving a life sentence plans an escape in order to visit his seriously ill estranged daughter
This highly acclaimed prison thriller features quite a lot of filming below ground, as the prisoners escape into a subterranean London, breaking out into the tunnels of the London Underground. Much filming took place at the closed Jubilee Line station at Charing Cross, with particular emphasis placed on the ventilation shafts and cross passages, though there were some scenes at track level. In one of these scenes the escapees are seen at the scissors crossover prior to the platforms, but the tube train in this sequence appears to be a CGI creation. ‘Union Street’ station was the old Holborn station within the closed Kingsway tram tunnel.