The Great Hall at the ICE’s One Great George Street headquarters has been used as a backdrop for a key scene in the recently released film “Woman in Gold”, featuring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds.
“Woman in Gold” covers the remarkable true story of one woman’s journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann, played by Mirren, starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis,. Among them is Klimt’s famous painting “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I”.
In the scene at One Great George Street, Mirren and Reynolds stand awe-struck by Klimt’s famous paintings. The film’s director Simon Curtis was also filmed at Great George Street earlier this month for a BBC interview.
The ICE HQ is an award-winning Grade II listed building built between 1910-1913, is renowned for its versatility as a venue.
It is used for meetings, weddings, events, fashion shows, films and was even the Media Centre for the 2012 London Olympics.
The four-domed Edwardian building offers 21 function rooms including the Great Hall with up to 400-guest capacity.
Other films and TV series’ shot at OGGS include “Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason”, “Ghandi”, “In the Loop” and “Foyles War”.