Filming Locations Guide: Where was Trust filmed?

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The FX Networks series is a fiction based on the real-life kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, heir to the Getty oil empire, by the Italian Mafia in 1973. The young boy was wrongly convinced that his family would pay a substantial ransom for his release.

Trust was filmed in England, Rome, and some of the lesser-visited regions of Italy, the forgotten Calabria and Basilicata areas in the south of the country.

Where is Trust filmed

The renowned director of Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire, Danny Boyle, tells the same story as Ridley Scott in the 2017 drama All the money in the world, although the productions have different points of view.

The main cast includes Donald Sutherland as the tycoon J. Paul Getty, Harris Dickinson as his nephew, J. Paul Getty, Hilary Swank as the mother Gail Getty, and Brendan Fraser as private investigator James Fletcher.

Welcome to our spoiler-free guide to the magnificent filming locations of Trust.

Trust locations

Trust series house
The Getty mansion was filmed in the 17th-century Audley End House near Saffron Walden, Essex.

The stately home was supposed to be located near the fictional town of Bly, England.
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Getty mansion Trust
The Great Hall plays a major role in representing the core of the English countryside manor where J. Paul Getty lived, escorted by his five mistresses and a pet lion.
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Interiors of the manor rooms
The golden-roofed Long Gallery of Hatfield House in Hertfordshire was also used to film one of the mansion's most sumptuous lodges.

Hatfield's Marble Hall served as Getty’s dining room.

This location was also featured in the Taboo series and the 2017 superhero blockbuster Wonder Woman; but where was Wonder Woman filmed?
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Trust drehorte
In England, additional scenes were filmed in London, including this one pictured shot in a corner of Fitzroy Square Garden.
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Filming Locations in Italy

John Paul Getty flat in Rome
In Italy there is a lot going on in the historic heart of Rome.

Pictured, the exterior of the house where Paul's troupe was lived in Via Margana, in the Jewish quarter near Piazza Venezia.
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Shoot in Rome
If you've been walking around the picturesque Trastevere neighbourhood, you may have noticed that Paul's friend's trattoria is in Piazza Santa Maria.
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Trust Luoghi di ripresa
The courtyard with the huge ancient Roman sculptures is the Palazzo dei Conservatori in Capitoline Hill.

The lower scene was also shot on the Capitoline Hill, the gate is facing the Roman Forum.

A short sequence was filmed in the Appian Way Aqueducts Park (Parco degli Acquedotti) on the outskirts of Rome.

There is also a scene from episode two with Paul and Martine in front of the Colosseum, filmed in from the same terrace as the acclaimed 2013 film The Great Beauty.
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Trust series cinema
The creepy Cinema Ambasciatori does exist: It's an adult movie cinema located at 101 Via Montebello.
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Roman ruins scene
The negotiation scenes in episode six were filmed on location at the Roman ruins of Villa Adriana in Tivoli.
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Wo wir Trust gedreht
The temple from episode seven, where you can spy on the people talking in the central nave is the Santi Luca e Martina Church, also located in the Roman Forum.

The white bank in the ninth episode is the Salone delle Fontane (Hall of Fountains) in the Eur district.
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Mafia village south of italy
In Calabria, the village of Orsomarso served to represent the scenes of the Mafia town in the south of Italy.

The sequence on the train was shot at Camigliatello Silano station.
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Trust série lieux de tournage
Also, the little hamlet of Civita and the Raganello River Gorges within the Pollino National Park were featured in Trust.
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Scenery in Calabria
A section of the road to the San Biagio hill in Maratea was covered with artificial snow to film a key scene.
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  1. The Brendan Fraser charater's (James Fletcher Chace) digs are at 67 Grafton Way in Fitzrovia London, near the southern point of Fitzroy Sq.. There's a quick shot in the opposite direction down Conway Street showing BT Tower (

    As Chace proceeds along Grafton Way to his lodgings at No. 67 one can see one of the famous Blue Plaques on the side wall of the house at 33 Fitzroy Square behind him ( and

    No. 33 is the end house of a lovely terrace by Scottish architect Robert Adam (1728-92).

    Coincidentally, Brendan Fraser spent part of his childhood in Rome and, on one visit to London as a nine-year-old, saw 'Star Wars' at the Leicester Square Odeon which inspired him to want to become a film actor.

    Thank you very much for your very enjoyable site.


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