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Terry Gilliam’s ‘Doctor Parnassus’ film: exclusive Borough Market pictures

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As the stars of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus gather on the red carpet in Leicester Square for the film's London premiere, we can bring you these exclusive snaps from the filming of the movie in Borough Market.

Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
The Imaginarium at Borough Market with Southwark Cathedral in the background
Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
The Imaginarium seen from Cathedral Street
Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
The Imaginarium in Bankside's Hopton Street
Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Filming for the movie took place in London in December 2007 – just a month before the death of the movie's star Heath Ledger.

The film tells the story of Dr Parnassus and his extraordinary 'Imaginarium', a travelling show where members of the audience get an irresistible opportunity to choose between light and joy or darkness and gloom.

Local filming locations include Borough Market's Green Market by Southwark Cathedral as well as Blackfriars Bridge and Bankside.

Production of the film continued despite that setback and the finished product goes on general release next week.

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