Ridley Scott's biopic Napoleon, starring Joaquin Phoenix, is set to hit cinemas in the UK tomorrow (November 22).

The film follows Napoleon’s ascension to power as Emperor and his conquests, along with his relationship with wife Josephine.

Anticipation for the biopic is building, with the trailer already garnering 353,000 views on YouTube.

News Shopper: The new Napoleon film is set to air on November 22. The new Napoleon film is set to air on November 22. (Image: Apple TV)

The movie is known to have been filmed in a number of locations around the world, to depict the battles Napoleon fought over the course of his life, including two locations in south east London.

In the trailer, two Greenwich locations were spotted serving as a backdrop for the film.

The Royal Naval College

The buildings of the Royal Naval College and adjoining Greenwich University campus were used to serve as the backdrop of the streets of Paris, according to Royal Museums Greenwich.

This UNESCO World Heritage site was originally built in 1873 to serve as a home for the retired sailors of the British Navy.

News Shopper: Old Royal Naval CollegeOld Royal Naval College (Image: ORNC and Jigsaw Design & Publishing)

For filming, the colonnades of this historic building were turned into the streets of Paris during the time of the French Revolution.

Aside from being used as a location for the movie, the site also has other links with the historical events surrounding this film, as it was a place often frequented by Lord Nelson, Napoleon’s known adversary.

The Painted Hall

Dating back to 1705, the Painted Hall, located within the Old Royal Naval College, is considered to be one of south east London’s most striking historical buildings.

Designed by Sir James Thornhill, the Painted Hall is a baroque structure measuring 40,000 square feet and featuring 200 painted figures from royal history to mythology.

News Shopper: Painted HallPainted Hall (Image: Old Royal Naval College)

It also served as a resting place for Lord Nelson, who lay in state prior to his funeral, that was also held at this site following his death at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1806.

In the film’s trailer, the Painted Hall can also be spotted as the backdrop for a military confrontation, in which soldiers holding muskets storm the steps of the hall.