Military Wives featuring Catterick Garrison out to rent while cinemas are shut

Military Wives, the feature film about a real life choir set up at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire, has been made available to rent while cinemas are closed.

Shot partly at the actual garrison in Richmondshire, and supported by the Screen Yorkshire film office, the movie which stars Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan tells the story of a group of women from different backgrounds whose partners are away serving in Afghanistan.

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The film was released earlier this month but because cinemas are shut during the coronavirus crisis, it has been made available to rent on various platforms.

Sharon Horgan and Kristen Scott Thomas star in Military Wives, filmed at Catterick Garrison. Picture: Screen Yorkshire.

It filmed extensively at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire, home of the original Military Wives Choir and the largest British Army garrison in the world.

Other Yorkshire locations included Rudding Park Estate and Almscliff Cragg near Harrogate, while studio filming and other locations were shot in the south of England.

It is directed by Peter Cattaneo, who made the Sheffield-based film The Full Monty.

Piers Tempest, who produced the film, said: "We had a fantastic experience filming Military Wives in Yorkshire, the variety of locations, fantastic crew combined with the friendly and much valued support and ‘can do’ attitude from everyone across the board, all contributed to making this film turn out so well."

Sharon Horgan and Kristen Scott Thomas in a scene from Military Wives. Picture: Screen Yorkshire.

Charlie Thompson, location manager, added: "Yorkshire is a wonderful region to film in with an excellent film-friendly infrastructure.

"We had support from Screen Yorkshire’s Film Office who made the process of finding and accessing filming locations so easy; and the MoD were also incredibly supportive during filming at Catterick Garrison.

"It is always a pleasure to film in Yorkshire."

Military Wives was filmed extensively at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire. Picture: Screen Yorkshire.

To rent the film, visit

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