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The club has had a number of members who were notable authors, including Rupert BrookeG.K. ChestertonJerome K. JeromeGeorge Bernard ShawBram StokerDylan ThomasH.G. Wells and Leonard Woolf; several of whom featured the club in some of their works of literature.

In Film & TV

Savage Messiah (1972)

two scenes of this Ken Russell film, shot in the Gladstone Library (which doubled for the interior of Paris' Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève), in which Dorothy Tutin and Scott Antony played the writer Sophie Brzeska and the sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska meeting for the first time.

Zeppelin (1971)

numerous scenes filmed in the Gladstone Library, River Room, Billiards Room and various other areas of the club, all doubling for World War I-era government offices. Ronald Adam plays the unnamed Prime Minister, with Michael YorkRichard Hurndall and Rupert Davies as various army and navy officers.

The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine (1971)

"Just one more please" sketch in which William Mervyn plays a politician emerging from the club, being chased by Marty Feldman's increasingly frenzied press photographer.

The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970)

billiards room scene with Roger Moore and Thorley Walters, filmed in the basement ballroom. A later scene filmed in the same room is intercut with footage of Moore in the Reform Club, making it seem as if the room is part of the Reform.

Casino Royale (1967)

a short scene filmed in front of the club's main entrance on Whitehall Place, with Derek Nimmo putting Joanna Pettet into a taxi driven by Bernard Cribbins.

In Literature

Tono-Bungay (1909)

H. G. Wells, who was also a member, referred to the club in one scene of his autobiographical novel Tono-Bungay (1909), in which the narrator George Ponderevo visits the club dining room with his uncle, admiring "the numerous bright-shaded tables ... the shiny ceramic columns and pilasters, [and looked] at the impressive portraits of Liberal statesmen and heroes, and all that contributes to the ensemble of that palatial spectacle."