Introducing Range Rover: A Cinematic Journey

Range Rover & SHARP

What connects The Sopranos, seminal Will Ferrell comedy Step Brothers, and Stanley Kubrick’s 1999 psychological drama, Eyes Wide Shut? Any guesses? Okay, here’s another three: Ted Lasso, True Detective, and the third film in Keanu Reeves’ bullet-riddled John Wick series? No takers? Final bunch: the acclaimed Succession, winding neo-Western Yellowstone, and Steven Soderbergh’s jazzy Ocean’s franchise?

The answer, if you hadn’t already guessed by the car behind the handsome Mr. McConaughey above, is that every one of those movies and series feature a particular model of ultra-recognizable, ever-drivable car. The Range Rover first hit the road over fifty years ago, and the decades since its debut have seen it also hit screens both big and small — featuring in dramas, action films, TV series, reality shows and comedies.

It’s cropped up and been revved up in The Crown, Fast & Furious, Ozark, Charlie’s Angels, and more. From Billions to Ballers, it’s been the four-wheeled favourite motor of prestige network HBO — and has shared the screen with such iconic characters as James Bond, who has been driving — and evading — Range Rovers since 1983, when Roger Moore got behind the wheel of one in Octopussy. Since then, they’ve shared the screen with Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and most recently Daniel Craig in No Time To Die.

Range Rover cinema history

To celebrate Range Rover House touching down in Whistler this month, SHARP has taken a spin back through the cinematic history of the marque, and explored the role it plays in several high-profile shows and famous films. For, whether the car is acting as a stage on which musicians to sing, a safe haven for action heroes, or a metaphor for the sturdy, reliable traits of a rugged-but-refined protagonist, nobody does it better than Range Rover.