What's OnIconic Indiana Jones Statue Unveiled at Leicester Square
Indiana Jones becomes the tenth statue to join the Scenes in the Square statue trail this summer!
- Dates 28/06/2023
- Location Leicester Square, London, UK
- Price FREE
This statue stands at a prime position on Leicester Square’s north terrace, nearest the Cineworld Cinema. Dr. Henry Walton Jones Jr., better known as “Indiana Jones,” has graced cinema screens five times since 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark, the film that inspired this statue’s iconic pose.
Unveiled in celebration of his final adventure in 2023’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Indy, famously played by Harrison Ford, can be seen sporting his iconic hat and whip.
This statue was created over a three month process from extensive reference imagery provided by the filmmakers. Harrison Ford met sculptor Fred Tucker, part of the team responsible for creating the bronze statue at the UK premiere of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.
Did you know?
The name “Indiana Jones” is said to have been inspired by Steve McQueen’s 1966 character “Nevada Smith” in the film of the same name - however, other sources suggest that the character was in fact named after George Lucas’s dog. Lucas owned an Alaskan Malamute called Indiana in the ‘70s, and the character, whose surname was changed from Smith to Jones, was created.
Indiana Jones copyright courtesy of The Walt Disney Company and Lucasfilm.
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The tube journey on the Piccadilly line between Leicester Square and Covent Garden is London’s shortest, travelling only 260 metres. It lasts only 45 seconds and at £29.81 per mile, is one of the worlds’ most expensive rail journeys – enough of an incentive to take the scenic route and walk.