Oldest continuously working film studio
Ealing Studios
United Kingdom (London)
The oldest continuously working studio facility for film production is Will Barker Studios, now known as Ealing Studios. Based in Ealing, West London, UK, it has been operating since 1902. Previously operating under another name (Will Barker) until 1931 but always remaining on the same site (the White Lodge on Ealing Green) and with the same facilities, Ealing Studios is the only British studio that produces and distributes feature films as well as providing facilities. Ealing has always defined the British Film Industry, the first screen version of Hamlet in 1912, through the 1940s and 1950s classics The LadyKillers, The Lavender Hill Mob, Passport to Pimlico and Kind Hearts and Coronets. Over the past 15 years, Ealing Studios has produced 5 of the top 20 highest grossing British independent films in the UK including the St Trinian's franchise. This record was awarded as part of World Record London, a collaboration with GWR and London and Partners to award London 20 records, showcasing the very best of London, in the run up to the 2012 Olympic games.