Ealing in Music, Film and Television
Ealing has a longstanding history in
film and TV with many famous films
being made at Ealing Studios after the
second world war and throughout the
1940s and and 1950s, most of which
are now regarded as classics of British
cinema. Ealing Studios is still a prolific
production facility today and recently
has been used for internal scenes of the
BBC series Downton Abbey. Ealing is
often used for location today and often
features heavily in the BBC's Silent
Witness series, amongst many others.
In 2013, Hollywood star Brad Pitt was
filming in Ealing and a house on Mount
Park Road was transformed into the
fictional home of his character.
The Ealing Club, now a nightclub and
music venue opposite Ealing Broadway
Station, was once the place to play foryoung bands in the early 1960s that
were trying to break onto the scene.
By the end of 1962, the club had
overseen the creation of the Rolling
Stones who played there over 20 times.
Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart and Pete
Townshend all played at Ealing, as
did many other aspiring musicians
whose bands would later become
household names in the music world.