Shooting of the film Enigma in Quorn, June 2000

Shooting took place on the Great Central Railway between Monday 5th and Thursday 8th June 2000 of part of the movie "Enigma".

A romantic thriller based on the international best-selling novel by Robert Harris, Enigma is directed by Michael Apted and produced by Mick Jagger's Jagged Films and Lorne Michaels' Broadway Films.

Director Michael Apted (The World is Not Enough) has assembled a star cast headed by Dougray Scott (Mission Impossible 2), Kate Winslet (Titanic), Jeremy Northam (The Winslow Boy, An Ideal Husband) and Saffron Burrows (Deep Blue Sea).

Robert Harris's Enigma was first published in the UK in 1995, with the paperback edition remaining in the Top Ten Bestseller List for fifteen weeks. To date the novel has sold over one million copies internationally.

Steeped in the atmosphere of wartime England, this mystery of codes and code breaking, love and betrayal set inside the birthplace of the computer age, has much contemporary relevance in today's world of the internet and computer hackers.
In March 1943, the code breakers at Bletchley Park, Britain's top secret Station X, are facing their worst nightmare: Nazi U-boats have unexpectedly changed their Enigma code and a merchant shipping convoy with 10,000 people on board is in peril. The authorities turn for help to Tom Jericho (Dougray Scott), a brilliant mathematician and code breaker.
Unknown to his colleagues, Jericho has another equally baffling enigma of his own to unravel: Claire (Saffron Burrows), the woman he loves has disappeared. To get to the bottom of both mysteries, he enlists the help of Hester (Kate Winslet), Claire's best friend.


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