Chiswick Artist's Studio Featured in Love Actually Up For Sale
Used in scene in which Colin Firth catches girlfriend 'in flagrante'
The Bedford park home used as a location in Love Actually has been put up for sale.
The Grade II-listed two bedroom garden flat with garage on Blenheim Road was the residence of Jamie Bennett played by Chiswick-based Colin Firth in the 2003 film. The novelist returns home one day to discover that his girlfriend is having an affair with his brother.
Heartbroken he flees the country only to fall in love with a Portuguese maid who doesn’t speak English.
The scene outside the house was filmed on a warm July day although Colin Firth appears in a winter coat as the action is supposed to be taking place during the Christmas holiday.
The property was built as an artist’s studio in 1879 as part of the original Bedford Park Garden Suburb and is lit through a large arch window. The original layout has been maintained with the home centred around the studio with an open plan dining room and very high ceilings.
It has come on the market following the death of Rosalind Leney, aged 92, earlier this year. She was a well known local music teacher and one of the founders of the Blenheim Music Circle which put on classical music concerts at the Chiswick Catholic Centre up until 2015. She hosted concerts in her studio during the Bedford Park Festival.
The home is available for £1,500,000 through John D Wood.
Artist's Studio on Blenheim Road
Interior of the property
July 28, 2016