A HOLME Valley firm which supplies cars for films has been giving actor Jude Law the run around.
Vehicles In Vision, based in Holmfirth, provided a range of vehicles for the re-make of the classic firm, Alfie.
The action was transferred from London in the Swinging Sixties to modern-day New York - but most of the movie was made in Manchester with Vehicles In Vision supplying 50 vehicles, including authentic US police cars, taxis and school buses to provide the right image.
The company, headed by London-born Gary Brown, also provided the Lincoln town car driven by Jude Law in the role of Alfie - as well as a specially-adapted stretch limousine.
Gary said: "The limo was designed by us to split into three parts, so it could also be used as a conventional car with the middle section taken out.
"The sides and roof could also be removed to allow cameras to get all kinds of angles."
Alfie, which had its premiere last week, was mainly made at Pinewood Studios in London and on location in Manchester and Liverpool.
"It was a real feat of planning to get the vehicles where they were needed," said Gary.
"The limo was also shipped out to America for some location shots."
Gary's company provides vehicles for films and TV shows, adverts and pop videos.
The company has a small army of drivers working all over the country and sources its vehicles using a massive database of contacts, including people who want to sell or hire out their vehicles.
"We can supply hundreds of vehicles dating from the early 1900s onwards," said Gary.
The firm also specialises in special effects.
Vehicles In Vision provided a fleet of Ford Mondeos - even launching one off a cliff - for a fast-food chain's advert.
In another project, the team had to set fire to a hearse for another TV assignment.
The team also choreographed a spectacular four-Porsche pile-up in Steve Coogan's The Parole Officer.
Vehicles In Vision supplies vehicles for TV's Emmerdale, Heartbeat and medical drama No Angels, as well as children's show Chucklevision.
The company has also supplied cars for TV series such as Kay Mellor's Fat Friends, Playing The Field and City Central.
Current contracts include providing vehicles such as police cars and coal trucks for Faith, a new film about the 1980s' miners' strike.
Vehicles In Vision is also working on the BBC's new series of Dr Who, but Gary points out: "No, we're not providing the Tardis - that doesn't have any wheels!"