Stephen Hawking movie to be filmed in England’s oldest pub

A Hollywood cast will descend on Buckinghamshire next week to shoot The Theory of Everything, starring Eddie Redmayne


Heritage building and public house The Royal Standard of England, in Beaconsfield, will become a setting in the new Stephen Hawking movie Theory of Everything, according to Bucks Free Press.


Recognised as the oldest pub in England, The Royal Standard will feature in a scene about the great scientist Stephen Hawking (A Brief History of Time), who has become hugely influential in his field, despite suffering from motor neurone disease.

Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables, The Other Boleyn Girl, Savage Grace) will play the paralysed physicist, who now communicates using a speech generating device. Redmayne will star alongside Felicity Jones (The Amazing Spiderman 2, The Tempest), and he will portray Hawking during his studies at Cambridge University in 1963.

Scenes at the Royal Standard will show a time when the scientist was trying to deal with the news of his affliction.

The 900-year-old The Royal Standard of England is stuffed with charm; inside, visitors will find oak beams, iron fittings, stained glass, open fires and flagstones and a decent pint. Look out for it in Theory of Everything, due for release in 2015. 


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