Filming opportunities at the IALS

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies is pleased to receive and consider requests from filmmakers interested in using the Institute and its Library as a location and has been able to accommodate previous requests where there can be mimimal disruption to services and operations.

The Institute and its Library are located in Charles Clore House, part of the iconic Bedford Way building complex designed by the renowned architect Sir Denys Lasdun completed in the mid-1970s. The building is now Grade II* listed with many original exterior and interior features representative of the dramatic Brutalist style.

The Institute Library has been used as a setting for televison interviews with legal scholars participating as expert contributors in a number of news items, current affairs programmes and documentaries.

Books from the Institute Library's collections have assisted several film and televison programme makers - for example creating an Italian lawyers office for BBC Television's popular EastEnders serial (featuring in one of the Cindy Beale storylines) and leather bound duplicate volumes from IALS were part of the action in Disney's 102 Dalmatians.

If you are interested in the filming location opportunities offered by the Institute and/or its Libary and would like to find out more about the facilities and applicable fees, please contact: Jules Winterton, Director, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.

Page last updated: 27th September 2016