Grand Prix (1966)

Grand Prix image of two race cars on the side of a track. loads of people are surrounding them

Grand Prix © MGM

Director: John Frankenheimer
Starring: James Garner, Yves Montand, Antonio Sabato, Eva Marie Saint
Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Douglas & Lewis Productions, Joel Productions, John Frankenheimer Productions Inc, Cherokee Productions
Kent Locations Used: Brands Hatch

Grand Prix (1966) is a film that follows four Formula One drivers through a fictional 1966 Grand Prix and charts their tough and dangerous races, as well as their accidents, losses and love affairs.

At the 39th Academy Awards held in 1967, Grand Prix won three Oscars for Best Sound Effects, Best Film Editing and Best Sound.

Directed by John Frankenheimer (The Manchurian Candidate, The Island of Dr. Moreau), Grand Prix stars James Garner (The Rockford Files, The Great Escape), Yves Montand (The Wages of Fear, Z), Antonio Sabato (Escape from the Bronx, Seven Blood-Stained Orchids) and Eva Marie Saint (North by Northwest, On the Waterfront)­.

Brands Hatch is the locations used for the UK race in the championship.

Brands Hatch is in the Sevenoaks district of Kent and is a popular motorsport race track which has also been used as a film location for Rush (2013).

Grand Prix (1966) was released on Wednesday 21st December 1966 and is available to purchase on DVD.

For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map.