Many props used in films that look like antiques are modern reproductions built by the film property team, but this is not the case for Paddington 2, the latest film starring Paddington Bear, which opened last Friday, November 10..
An antiques and vintage goods dealer based in Fife Scotland, was asked to provide the Paddington film with two antique brass padlocks. The deal came by chance when the owner of the shop, Carl Morenikeji, was talking to a film prop buyer about another film. The buyer casually mentioned that they were looking for two large antique padlocks for the new Paddington Film. Morenikeji had two in stock that matched what the props buyer was looking for, which he dispatched on the day.
His shops, Scaramanga, specialises in antique locks and cases, and has supplied props to many film and TV productions including The Hobbit, Pan, Celebrity Big Brother. and Strictly Come Dancing.
“When I founded Scaramanga 11 years ago and named it after a Bond movie character (Christopher Lee’s assassin in The Man With The Golden Gun), I never imagined that by now we’d become the first-choice supplier for so many leading movie props buyers.”
Although antique shops in the Preston area may supply the odd antique wardrobe or antique desk to TV and film production companies, the majority of their trade is with buyers who want to purchase high-quality antiques to elevate the interior design of their homes.
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