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*[[Rockstar London]]
 
*[[Rockstar London]]
 
The United Kingdom is also home to the ''[[BBFC]]'' rating system.
 
The United Kingdom is also home to the ''[[BBFC]]'' rating system.
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==Known locations==
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*Kent
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*Hampshire
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*Leith
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*[[London]]
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*[[Manchester]]
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*Wolverhampton (<small>birth place of [[Master Lepus]]</small>)
  
 
==British characters==
 
==British characters==
{{country characters}}
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===2D Universe===
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*[[Arthur]]
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*[[Beryl]]
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*[[Maurice Caine]]
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*[[Mick Casey]]
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*[[Chalkie]]
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*[[Endeavour Chambers]]
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*[[Filthy Colin]]
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*[[Albert Crisp]]
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*[[Archie Crisp]]
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*[[Harold Cartwright]]
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*[[Terry Dorkins]]
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*[[Fingers]]
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*[[Gerald]]
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*[[Johnny Hawtorn]]
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*[[Winston Henry]]
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*[[Charles Jones]]
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*[[Keith]]
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*[[Len]]
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*[[Master Lepus]]
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*[[Lord Lucan]]
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*[[Midnight]]
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*[[Rodney Morash]]
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*[[Noles Brothers]]
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*[[Jack Parkinson]]
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*[[Cyprus Phil]]
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*[[Honest Ray]]
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*[[Sidney]]
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*[[Lenny Smith]]
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*[[Reg Smith]]
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*[[Terry (GTA L)|Terry]]
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*[[Rough Tony]]
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*[[Sid Vacant]]
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*[[Wolfie Vilans]]
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*[[Doctor Zel]]
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===3D Universe===
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*[[Trish Camden]]
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*[[Phil Collins]]
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*[[Dick]]
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*[[Freddy (GTA III)|Freddy]]
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*[[Crow|Bernard "Crow" Gordon]]
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*[[Maccer]]
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*[[Barry Mickelthwaite]]
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*[[Kent Paul]]
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*[[Percy]]
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*[[Jezz Torrent]]
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*[[Willy]]
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===HD Universe===
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*[[Brother Adrian]]
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*[[William Broker III|Sir William Broker III]]
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*[[Daisie Cash-Cooze]]
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*[[Crow|Bernard "Crow" Gordon]]
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*[[Dick]]
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*[[Princess Georgina]]
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*[[Horatio Humboldt]]
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*[[Maccer]]
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*[[Willie McTavish]]
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*[[Nigel]]
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*[[DJ Paul]]
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*[[Kent Paul]]
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*[[Fred Pemberton]]
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*[[Percy]]
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*[[David Rodigan]]
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*[[Mrs. Thornhill]]
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*[[Jezz Torrent]]
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==References==
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===2D Universe===
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;[[Grand Theft Auto 1|GTA]]
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*[[Robert Seragliano]]'s father was killed by the British Secret Service.
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;[[Grand Theft Auto: London 1969|GTA London 1969]]/[[Grand Theft Auto: London 1961|GTA London 1961]]
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*The events of both games take place in [[London]] while [[Manchester]] appears as an added bonus level in GTA London 1961.
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*Missile technology is stolen from the British government by [[Hans Nemesis]]. He is followed by [[Endeavour Chambers]] but the [[Protagonists in GTA London|protagonist]] foils is plans.
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===3D Universe===
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;[[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]]
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*Leith and London are listed as destinations on the [[Francis International Airport in GTA III Era|Francis International Airport]] website.
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;[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]
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*The [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] website suggests that the [[Washington]] is imported from the United Kingdom.
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;[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]
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*[[The Introduction]] shows [[Kent Paul]] and [[Maccer]] in a recording studio in the UK talking about going to the [[United States of America|United States]].
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;[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]]
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*[[The Pilgrim's Pantry]] themed restaurant fled the United Kingdom  for being 'too liberal' before moving to the [[United States of America|United States]].
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===HD Universe===
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;[[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]
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*[[Niko Bellic]]'s CV in the mission [[Final Interview]] states he attended Bulford Academy in the United Kingdom.
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*[[Horatio Humboldt]], a British explorer, sailed into the coincidentally named [[Humboldt River]] on September 4, 1609.
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*British armed warships arrived in [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|New Rotterdam]] on August 27, 1664 and began ruling the area, renaming it [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]]. The British were later forced out of the city by [[United States of America|American]] and [[France|French]] troops.
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*[[Broker]] is named of [[William Broker III|Sir William Broker III]], the bastard son of the British king.
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;[[The Lost and Damned]]
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*[[The Angels of Death]] have a charter in the United Kingdom.
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;[[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]]
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*Tbe British animation industry is described as attempting to take over from the American animation industry with the film [[The Loneliest Robot]].
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==Real world==
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===References===
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;People
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*The character [[Lord Lucan]] in GTA London 1969 and GTA London 1961 is a reference to [[:wp:John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan|John Bingham]], the 7th Earl of Lucan who is popularly known as ''Lord Lucan''. The last known sighting of Lord Lucan was on November 8, 1974. The characters only mission appearance sees him getting plastic surgery, which is a reference to the disappearance of John Bingham.
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*The [[Sex Club Seven]] business is a reference to the British music band [[:wp:S Club 7|S Club 7]].
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;Businesses
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*The [[Hippy Shopper]] businesss is a reference to the British [[:wp:Happy Shopper|Happy Shopper]] convenience products.
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*The [[Little Gorbachefs]] restaurant in GTA IV is a reference to the British roadside restaurant chain [[:wp:Little Chef|Little Chef]].
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*The [[Fud]] detergent advertised in GTA IV is a reference to [[:wp:Daz (detergent)|Daz]], a detergent sold in the United Kingdom.
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;Other
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*Expressway signs in GTA III and GTA Vice City and highway signs in GTA San Andreas are based on signs in the United Kingdom.
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*The mission [[Auf Wiedersehen Petrovic]] in GTA IV is a reference to the British comedy/drama television series [[:wp:Auf Wiedersehen, Pet|Auf Wiedersehen, Pet]].
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*The [[Hampshire Nannies]] business references the [[:wp:Hampshire|Hampshire]] county in the United Kingdom.
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*The [[Hawick]] neighbourhood in GTA V is a reference to [[:wp:Hawick|Hawick]], a town in Scotland.
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===Voice artists===
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*[[China Chow]] (<small>[[Katie Zhan]]</small>)
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*[[Scott Maslen]] (<small>[[Claude Speed]]</small>)
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===People===
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*[[Dan Houser]] (<small>co-founder of [[Rockstar Games]]</small>)
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*[[Sam Houser]] (<small>co-founder of [[Rockstar Games]]</small>)
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*[[Michael Hunter]] (<small>composed the theme for GTA San Andreas and GTA IV</small>)
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===Controversy===
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*'''March 2, 2005''': Advertisements for GTA IV are banned from airing before the watershed (9pm) in the United Kingdom.
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*'''November 7, 2008''': 18 year old [[Ryan Chinnery]] is convicted on charges of attempted rape and grievous bodily harm. He was sentenced to eight years in prison with a minimum of four years in prison recommended. GTA games were said to have influenced his actions. In [[2009]] the minimum recommened time in prison was reduced to three years.
  
 
== External link ==
 
== External link ==
 
* [[:wp:United Kingdom|United Kingdom on Wikipedia]]
 
* [[:wp:United Kingdom|United Kingdom on Wikipedia]]
  
[[Category: Countries]]
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[[Category:Countries]]

Revision as of 23:45, 27 December 2013

The Union Flag

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the setting for Grand Theft Auto: London 1969 and Grand Theft Auto: London 1961. The city of London, England is the centerpiece of those two video games while Manchester appears solely in GTA London 1961.

The Grand Theft Auto games are developed in the United Kingdom, more specifically in Scotland, where Rockstar North is based. The games are first shipped to the United States of America and Canada, before they are made available in the UK and the remainder of continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the rest of the world.

The UK is currently home to four Rockstar studios:

The United Kingdom is also home to the BBFC rating system.

Known locations

British characters

2D Universe

3D Universe

HD Universe

References

2D Universe

GTA
GTA London 1969/GTA London 1961

3D Universe

GTA III
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Liberty City Stories

HD Universe

GTA IV
The Lost and Damned
GTA V
  • Tbe British animation industry is described as attempting to take over from the American animation industry with the film The Loneliest Robot.

Real world

References

People
  • The character Lord Lucan in GTA London 1969 and GTA London 1961 is a reference to John Bingham, the 7th Earl of Lucan who is popularly known as Lord Lucan. The last known sighting of Lord Lucan was on November 8, 1974. The characters only mission appearance sees him getting plastic surgery, which is a reference to the disappearance of John Bingham.
  • The Sex Club Seven business is a reference to the British music band S Club 7.
Businesses
  • The Hippy Shopper businesss is a reference to the British Happy Shopper convenience products.
  • The Little Gorbachefs restaurant in GTA IV is a reference to the British roadside restaurant chain Little Chef.
  • The Fud detergent advertised in GTA IV is a reference to Daz, a detergent sold in the United Kingdom.
Other
  • Expressway signs in GTA III and GTA Vice City and highway signs in GTA San Andreas are based on signs in the United Kingdom.
  • The mission Auf Wiedersehen Petrovic in GTA IV is a reference to the British comedy/drama television series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet.
  • The Hampshire Nannies business references the Hampshire county in the United Kingdom.
  • The Hawick neighbourhood in GTA V is a reference to Hawick, a town in Scotland.

Voice artists

People

Controversy

  • March 2, 2005: Advertisements for GTA IV are banned from airing before the watershed (9pm) in the United Kingdom.
  • November 7, 2008: 18 year old Ryan Chinnery is convicted on charges of attempted rape and grievous bodily harm. He was sentenced to eight years in prison with a minimum of four years in prison recommended. GTA games were said to have influenced his actions. In 2009 the minimum recommened time in prison was reduced to three years.

External link