One Buckinghamshire town has captivated filmmakers as a go-to location. 

Amersham has featured as the backdrop for some top-billing films and TV series over the years.

Eagle-eyed viewers can spot familiar high street locations and landmarks on Four Weddings and a Funeral, Midsomer Murders, Poirot, comedy series Cuckoo, My Cousin Rachel film, The Midwich Cuckoos and Murder at the Gallop among others. 

To help visitors explore Amersham’s cinematic history, a new website has launched as part of Visit Amersham. 

Mayor of Amersham and councillor Elizabeth Shepherd said: “This a wonderful addition to the Visit Amersham website as we already know people like to come to our beautiful town to visit sites seen in films and television programmes.

“I knew that Amersham was a popular location for productions but did not know there were quite so many! As well as its rich history and timeless architecture, Amersham is a town embedded in nature and last year we were proud to win the national ‘Britain in Bloom’ competition.”

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In Four Weddings and a Funeral film Hugh Grant’s character leaves his friends to go to the hotel to try and meet Carrie, played by Andie MacDowell.

The exterior of the hotel is actually a shot of The Kings Arms Hotel in Old Amersham, while the interior scenes were filmed at The Crown Inn on the High Street.

Bucks Free Press: The Kings Arms The Kings Arms (Image: Newsquest)

Grant and MacDowell are said to have spent the night in one of the Crown Inn suites, the hotel has said.

Amersham has featured in at least ten episodes of the long-running Midsomer Murders originally starring John Nettles, Jane Wymark and later Neil Dudgeon.

Locations include the Flint Barn Court housing Amersham Town Council, Old Amersham High Street, Market Hall, the former brewery complex The Maltings, design house High and Over, and the exterior of Kings Arms.

Bucks Free Press: High and Over, an architectural masterpiece and a private home, featured on PoirotHigh and Over, an architectural masterpiece and a private home, featured on Poirot (Image: Zoopla/Fine and Country Park Lane)

The TV comedy series Cuckoo features Amersham the most over its five-series between 2012 and 2019.

Its star-studded cast includes Greg Davies (Taskmaster, The Inbetweeners and Man Down), Andy Samber (Brooklyn Nine-nine, Saturday Nigh Live), Taylor Lautner (Twilight films), Helen Baxendale (Cold Feet, Friends) and Andie MacDowell, whose funny antics take viewers through Amersham locations.

The exterior of the Thompson family home was filmed on Runrig Hill in the parish of Chesham Bois. It features at least once in every episode.

In episode one of series four, Taylor Lautner’s character leads a big dance scene from The Broadway into the Memorial Gardens.

Image of Hugh Grant courtesy of Georges Biard via Wikimedia Commons

Image of David Suchet courtesy of Phil Chambers via Wikimedia Commons