'The Lost King' is a British comedy-dramatic film based on Philippa Langley's 2013 novel 'The King's Grave: The Search for Richard III.' She is portrayed by her husband and her friends and she is questioned by other historians and experts.
Philippa's sheer determination rethinks King Richard III's legacy and leads her to a car park that turns out to be the controversial King's burial site. The film's central location is in Leicester, where Philippa is taken to various locations in search of King Richard III's remains.
Film Locations for The Lost King
'The Lost King' was shot in Scotland and England, specifically in Edinburgh, Fife, Midlothian, London, Leicestershire, and Nuneaton. According to sources, the majority of the filming for the star of Sally Hawkins was completed by the end of the summer of the same year!
The whole of 'The Lost King' was shot in and around Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city. While the Videre Theatre scene where Philippa goes to watch the play was shot inside Assembly Roxy at 2 Roxburgh Place, the burial service scene for King Richard was recorded inside St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral in Palmerston Place in May 2021.
Philippa's office scenes were shot around WaverleyGate at 2-4 Waterloo Place, while she takes a train to Leicester from Edinburgh Waverley railway station. They were taped on George Square and Buccleuch Place.
Inverleith Park doubled as the rugby pitch location, Victoria Street served as the bookshop location, West Princes Street Gardens is where Philippa reads Richard III novels, Bridge Place is the bridge where Philippa hallucinates the lost king standing, and Patriothall filled the position of Leicester's New Street.
Other Locations in Scotland
The cast and crew of 'The Lost King' visited other places in Scotland, including Newtongrange, where Richard III's remains were discovered by the National Mining Museum Scotland. Moreover, the scene where Philippa is seen going to the hotel's bar was recorded at the Albert Hotel in North Queensferry, Inverkeithing in Fife.
London, England's capital, was also filmed at the center of 'The Lost King.' Some iconic landmarks might be seen in the background of several scenes, including the Tower of London, the London Eye, and the Tower Bridge.
The filming crew for 'The Lost King' chose to shoot many scenes on location in Leicestershire. The Leicester Railway Station, Three East Gates in Leicester, and several shopping streets in Leicester serve as key production locations.
Nuneaton, England, is a town located in the South of England.
Nuneaton, a market town in northern Warwickshire, has also filmed additional sections of 'The Lost King.'