WHAT do Doctor Zhivago, Kingdom of Heaven, and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade have in common? Answer: They were all filmed in Spain.
Now a brand new website has been launched to shine a spotlight on the locations used in over 570 English-language films made wholly or partly in Spain.
Created by English teacher Bob Yareham and software developer Juan Jose Cermeño, www.silver-screen-spain.com reveals where and when different scenes were shot, where the stars stayed and what amusing anecdotes are still told by the thousands of Spanish extras who have made up the armies of Richard the Lionheart, Richard III or Oliver Cromwell.
“I don’t think people know that it is Spain a lot of the time,” said Yareham, who moved to Spain from London over 30 years ago.
“But just about every country in the world had been represented in a film by Spain at some time or another.
“The aim of the website is to give Spain the added tourist value needed to compete with other countries which also have attractive scenery, monuments and gastronomy.”
For more information visit: www.silver-screen-spain.com