Part of the filming of this epic book was filmed at Lincoln Cathedral which was used as a double for Westminster Abbey in London. Officials from the Abbey refused to allow filming to take place inside, claiming that the book is “theologically unsound”.
The film has been directed by Oscar winning director Ron Howard. On the attention the cast have received in Lincoln, the director said: “It’s a fascinating story and it’s not all that common that movies roll into town, so it’s not that unusual to generate a little attention.”
Regarding filming in Lincoln itself, the director continued: “It’s beautiful, absolutely gorgeous and friendly.”