(Above photo - Come browse our large Hertfordshire / North London warehouse for all your TV and film prop hire needs )
At Canonbury Antiques we work extensively with the UK film, TV and event industry hiring out props and furniture to be used in various productions. Our prime location in Hertfordshire - just 25 minutes north of London - places us central to the UK film industry. We are very close to Pinewood, Elstree and the large Warner Brothers studio at Leavesden just around the M25. We are also less than two miles from the giant Sky Studios lot being built in Borehamwood in a joint venue with NBC Universal which features a massive 14 stages.
Please get in touch if you have any questions about our TV and film prop hire services.
(Above photo - Art deco light fixtures, classical statues - browse our massive range of stock for film and TV props )
If you work in film production, set design and the prop hire department you will find our large warehouse full of unique and vintage finds perfect for all your film prop hire needs. We are open to the public and prop buyers love browsing our range of over 10,000 items to see what they can discover. Whether it's a replica of Henry IV's throne or a 14 foot Italian bronze fountain, we have all bases covered for film and TV productions. Whether it's a 1920s art deco light fixture or an Elizabethan oak refectory table for that banquet scene we can accommodate all needs, styles and creative requirements.
(Above photo - What period is your drama set in? 1920s, Edwardian or Regency? )
The UK film industry is renowned around the world for quality productions and with the recent boom in streaming services such as Netflix, Apple TV and Amazon Prime the thirst for all types of content, documentaries and period drama is intense. We are truly living in the golden age of TV and the UK - with its long enduring success in the creative industries - we are well placed to serve this exciting and growing market. With the success of shows like 'The Queen' on Netflix the demand for authentic period drama is also great. Of course with our range of antiques and props we can create a perfect and authentic look for a 1920s art deco themed production, a Victorian parlour or a Louis XVI salon. We can also offer consultancy services to make sure the look is authentic and accurate to the period. Other UK film and prop hire periods and themes we can accomodate include French Empire, Edwardian, Art Nouveau, The Roaring Twenties, Gothic, English farmhouse, French Napoleon II, Georgian, Elizbethan, William and Mary and Queen Anne, to name a few.
(Above photo - TV and film prop hire - if you can't find what you need, we can make it. )
We are also well connected in the UK film and prop hire world and can help sourcing products and TV props from our network of contacts around the country and rest of the world. Similarly we can make bespoke pieces of furniture to order if there is a specific size or type of piece you need for you film or TV production. Please get in touch if you have any questions or to make an appointment.
(Above photo - Star Wars - made right here in Hertfordshire )
Our location in the middle of Hertfordshire puts us central to the local TV and movie hire industry of which there is a long and illustrious history.
(Above photo - The George Lucas Soundstage at Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire )
Since the dawn of the film industry in the 1920s, Hertfordshire has been the home of many big budget movies, not limited to and including some of our favourites:
To name a few of the films made right here in Hertfordshire over the year. Indeed, one of the world's most famous film directors - Stanley Kubrick - lived locally just outside of St Albans and made many of his big films here. Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman lived close by when they were together and filming 'Eyes Wide Shut' with Kubric in the late 90s. At the time there was a funny story that made the news when Cruise went to the local Blockbuster (RIP) in Potters Bar and was asked for his ID when trying to rent a movie . Of course Cruise could have picked up any of many DVDs with his face on - 'Rain Man' to 'Born On The Fourth Of July' - to show who he was but was told 'rules are rules' and had to come back with his ID.
If you have any questions about our services and what we can offer, please get in touch
(Above photo - Desks, accessories, fixtures - a whole host of props for TV and film )
(Above photo - Trendy interior pieces for all your movie needs )
(Above photo - Simply the bust for classical and Roman themed film prop hire )
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