Ferry Filmography – Iconic Movie Scenes Set on Greek Islands

Ferry Filmography: Iconic Movie Scenes Set on Greek Islands

The picturesque scenery of the Greek Islands makes for a stunning backdrop in movies. Some of the most famous films have been shot in Greece.

Angelina Jolie brings her Lara Croft persona to Santorini in this action-packed movie. It also features shots of Corfu’s quaint Little Venice neighbourhood.

Boy on a Dolphin (1981)

Frank Lammers gives a powerful performance as Ferry, a drug lord who is well respected in Brabent but still has some rough edges. This 2021 prequel to Netflix’s Undercover peels back the layers to reveal how Ferry became so deadly and ruthless.

Sophia Loren makes a stunning debut in her first English-speaking role as Phaedra, a poor Greek sponge diver who stumbles upon the titular ancient statue. Archaeologist Ladd and art collector Clifton Webb vie for the object, but Phaedra has to choose between them. A high-wire drama full of dazzling scenery and great performances.

Mamma Mia (1983)

The film that made the ABBA musical Mamma Mia famous worldwide. Shot on location at Skiathos and Skopelos and the beach of Damouchari.

Shirley Valentine, a fed-up English housewife, takes off for Greece. There she meets a Greek waiter and begins a passionate holiday romance.

Yorgos Lanthimos directed this movie, which is the third in his trilogy of “Before” films that began with Before Sunrise and Before Sunset. The movie stars Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke. It was filmed in various locations, including the fictional island of Kalokairi.

The Bourne Identity (2002)

The Greek Islands are a beautiful destination for both locals and travelers. Santorini, for example, is famous for its secluded beaches that stretch for dozens of kilometers and its rocky mountains covered with exotic fruits.

Frank Lammers gives a solid performance as Ferry Bouman, a drug lord who lives in this world of deceit and dirty work. He manages to portray both toughness and a teddy bear side of this enforcer.

Luc Besson’s film also shows a great deal of the underwater beauty of the island of Kefalonia. The movie triggered a boom in tourism for this island.

Shirley Valentine (1989)

A bored Liverpudlian housewife embarks on a journey of self-discovery and rekindles her love for life. Adapted from the 1986 one-character play by Willy Russell, the movie is directed by Lewis Gilbert and stars Pauline Collins.

The movie features many exotic Greek locations such as the infamous Agios Ioannis Beach in Mykonos – which has been nick-named “Shirley Valentine Beach” after this movie. But the movie stands out mainly for its strong performance of the lead character. Frank Lammers is eminently watchable and his character development is impressive.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

Set in Middle-earth, the films follow hobbit Frodo Baggins on his quest to destroy the One Ring and end the dominion of Sauron. Aragorn, heir in exile to the Kingdom of Gondor; Legolas, the Elf Lord of Lothlorien; and Gimli, his dwarf companion, join him.

The film made extensive use of practical and digital special effects. Jackson and cinematographer Andrew Lesnie considered shooting on 65 mm film, but it was cost-prohibitive. The musical score was composed by Howard Shore. It features numerous leitmotives from the books and the music of J. R. R. Tolkien.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2004)

Sadly, Jackson and Walsh were not able to include the sequence where Aragorn blocks the Corsairs at the dock. Fortunately, this scene appears on the DVD Extended Edition.

Frank Lammers makes Ferry a memorable character, with a hardened exterior that softens when he meets bubbly Danielle. His performance reminds one of Jean Reno in Leon: The Professional. The music is also great, with 1920s jazz renditions of Bryan Ferry songs from his solo career and with Roxy Music.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2001)

This American remake of the Stieg Larsson thriller is slicker and smoother than its Swedish predecessors, with director David Fincher (Se7en, Zodiac) bringing his trademark knack for brutal violence.

Frank Lammers delivers a superbly well-rounded performance as Ferry, able to balance the threatening, intimidating force of nature with a more human side in his scenes with Elise Schaap.

This Netflix spinoff/prequel is a great introduction to the character before his first appearance in the Netflix series Undercover. It also works as a pulpy crime drama all its own.

The Impossible (2012)

This movie is about a shy Finn who ends up on the island of Rhodes after a mix-up at the airport. He soon finds himself immersed in the local culture and surrounded by a colorful cast of characters.

Talented Spanish director Bayona uses his formidable technique and force of feeling to tackle this harrowing true story of survival. The Impossible sees fear and pain, but mainly it shows fortitude and empathy in the face of a natural disaster. It asks what is important in a traumatic situation and answers with a shattering conviction.

The Impossible (2014)

Director Juan Antonio Bayona delivers a heart-pounding thriller about an island family facing a deadly tsunami. The film is harrowing and evokes true emotion, proving that it’s not chainsaw-wielding villains that threaten the lives of this family—it’s Mother Nature herself.

Frank Lammers delivers a memorable performance as ferry captain Ferry, who wears his toughness like last night’s club shirt. He delivers both the deadpan sneer and teddy bear sensitivity with equal ease. The film was shot primarily in the island of Santorini.

The Shape of Water (2013)

In this classic thriller, Matt Damon stars as a secret agent who returns to the Greek Islands after he’s riddled with bullets. Despite the plot’s dark tone, the film will leave you dreaming of your next trip to Mykonos.

This 2001 film based on Louis de Bernieres’ novel was filmed on the green island of Kefalonia. Its beaches, such as Sami, Antisamos, and Argostoli, became famous worldwide thanks to this movie. This cult movie is perfect for anyone who loves romance and drama. The soundtrack is also amazing.