Images have been released giving a sneak peek behind the scenes at George Clooney's latest movie.

Film crews descended on Berkshire in Spring 2022 for the filming of The Boys in the Boat at the newly opened Winnersh Studios.

During the filming, the Thames Tow Path was transformed into Washington, USA, with a temporary platform being built on the tow path where  ‘spectators’ viewed the ‘race’ which began at the Upper Thames Rowing Club and ended just before Temple Island.

Film Officer at Berkshire Film Office, Daisy Golledge, said: “George Clooney’s, ‘The Boys in the Boat’  (MGM Studios) was an exciting project for the Berkshire Film Office to work on in the Spring of 2022, with conversations regarding the rowing scene taking place over several months. 

"The Film Office worked in collaboration with Wokingham Borough Council and the Location Crew to organise a day of filming on the Thames Tow Path.

"This won’t be news to some residents of Wokingham and Henley who may have spotted the filming."

The Boy in the Boat was released in cinemas on January 12 and follows Joe Rantz, played by British actor Callum Turner.

Joe's rowing team at the University of Washington gets thrust into the spotlight as they compete for gold at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.

Speaking of his film, Clooney said: “I like the idea of people coming together against odds and actually accomplishing something.

“And I’m of an age that we used to watch a lot of films like this. This is a little bit old-fashioned. And I like to see it."

Berkshire is not a stranger to big blockbusters and TV hits, with the likes of Harry Potter and Netflix hit Heartstopper using the county as a backdrop.

Daisy added: "Berkshire is full of versatile and diverse locations that can cater to any production as well as multiple studios, great transport links, local crew and Production Facilities.

"As well as maintaining Berkshire as a film-friendly county, filming on-location such as this has other benefits.  When a film production comes to an area, they need hotels for their crew, food, and parking, all of which aids towards local economic growth."

The Berkshire Film Office is funded by the six borough councils of Berkshire to facilitate filming on council-owned land.