From Star Wars to Dunkirk: the British film and TV industry soar

By afaqs! news bureau, New Delhi, February 01, 2018
The boom in UK film and prestige TV drama production accelerated in 2017, with total investment in titles hitting a record of almost 3 billion.
TV shows such as Game of Thrones and The Crown drove industry spending up 9% in 2017

The British film and television industries never had it so good. The amount spent on film production rose 12 per cent year-on-year to a record 1..9 billion, with four of the top five at the box office - The Last Jedi, Beauty and the Beast, Dunkirk and Paddington 2 - based in the UK. This was the highest film investment figure since the British Film Institute (BFI) began keeping records in 1994.

Spending on high-end TV production, from Game of Thrones to Peaky Blinders and The Crown, rose 9 per cent to a record 938 million last year. Overall, spending on making films and high-end TV shows in the UK grew 11 per cent year-on-year to a record 2.84 billion.

So what makes the UK such a popular destination for film- and TV-producers?

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