Sequel to The Railway Children to begin filming at iconic West Yorkshire locations

Iconic West Yorkshire film The Railway Children is set to return with a sequel - more than 50 years after it was released.

Sunday, 9th May 2021, 8:00 am
Sequel to The Railway Children to begin filming at iconic West Yorkshire locations

Filming will begin for The Railway Children Return on May 10, using locations from the original film.

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These locations, which are just over the border from Calderdale, include Oakworth Station, Haworth, The Brontë Parsonage and parts of the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.

BAFTA and Emmy Award winning Jenny Agutter will resume her role as Roberta ‘Bobbie’ Waterbury from the original The Railway Children and the film will also star BAFTA winning Sheridan Smith, Academy Award nominee and BAFTA winning Tom Courtenay as well as a new generation of Railway Children.

Inspired by one of the most beloved British family films of all time, The Railway Children Return will be an enchanting adventure for a new generation bringing a contemporary sensibility to a classic story and combining British cast with stunning locations.

The film will take audiences on an exciting and heart-warming journey, in which a group of children are evacuated to a Yorkshire village during World War II, where they encounter a young soldier, who like them, is far away from home.

The Railway Children Return has been written by BAFTA winning Danny Brocklehurst and produced by BAFTA and award-winning Jemma Rodgers for STUDIOCANAL.

The film is scheduled for release in April 2022.