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    Norfolk Movie & TV Locations

    Movie Location in Norfolk James Bond
    James Bond : Die Another Day

    Shakespeare in Love

    The final scene of the multi Oscar-winning Shakespeare in Love, where Gwyneth Paltrow walks along a beach ( Holkham Beach ) after a shipwreck, was filmed at Holkham, near Wells. The film was directed by John Madden and starred Joseph Fiennes as the young bard, who's suffering from a severe case of writer's block. The cast also included Geoffrey Rush and Dame Judi Dench.


    Tomb Raider, Eyes Wide Shut, The Hours

    Elveden Hall near Thetford has featured in three major Hollywood films in recent years. Legendary director Stanley Kubrick shot a pivotal scene of his final film, Eyes Wide Shut, which starred Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman at the magnificent private stately home on the Norfolk-Suffolk border.

    It was also chosen for scenes in the computer-game adaptation Tomb Raider, which starred Angelina Jolie as the all-action heroine Lara Croft. Elveden Hall is used as the interior of the palatial home of villain Manfred Powell (Iain Glen) in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.

    Julianne Moore shot some scenes of The Hours, which also starred Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep there.


    The Duchess

    Keira Knightley's The Duchess, which was partly filmed on Cley Marshes and at Holkham Hall.


    A Cock and Bull Story

    Steve Coogan, the creator of Norfolk's most famous fictional son Alan Partridge returned to the county to film a Cock and Bull Story. Based on the Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, by Laurence Sterne, it was director Michael Winterbottom's post-modern attempt to film a novel which was said to be un-filmable. Shooting took place in October 2004 at Felbrigg, Blickling and Heydon Halls and it also starred comedians Rob Brydon and David Walliams, Keeley Hawes, Gillian Anderson and Stephen Fry. A party was held at Felbrigg Hall, with the stars in attendance, to mark the film's DVD release.


    James Bond : Die Another Day (2002)

    Farmland at Burnham Deepdale in north-west Norfolk doubled up for an Asian paddy field in Die Another Day.


    Atonement (2007)

    Movie starring James McAvoy and Keira Knightley, scences were filmed at Denver near Downham Market.


    The Go-Between (1970)

    Melton Constable Hall became Brandham Hall, the setting for the 1970 film the Go-Between. Based on LP Hartley's novel it starred Julie Christie and Alan Bates.


    Stardust (2007)

    A grown-up fairytale based on an award-winning story by Neil Gaiman. Filmed at Elm Hill, in Norwich.


    Dad's Army (1968-1977)

    The Dad's Army TV series was filmed in and around Thetford (including the Stanford training area) and included many local residents of the surrounding countryside. Visit the Bressingham Steam Museum, and Dad's Army Experience


    Alan Partridge

    Norwich Railway station, Norwich Cathederal, and the river at Wroxham are used in the Alan Partrigde TV comedy series.


    Kingdom

    Kingdom is a gentle drama starring Stephen Fry. Solicitor Peter Kingdom's compassion and humility has won him huge respect in the picturesque seaside town of Market Shipborough (real location Swaffham, Norfolk).

    Shot entirely on location in Norfolk, and mainly based in Swaffham, Kingdom features a range of locations from Holkham to Wells-next-the-sea and Hunstanton. The story revolves around Peter Kingdom, a lawyer who believes that human issues are more important than the law.


    Springwatch (2008)

    Pensthorpe Nature Reserve, Home of BBC Springwatch in 2008. Springwatch, the BBC’s TV programme staring Bill Oddie celebrating UK wildlife and wildlife people was filmed in 2008 at Pensthorpe Nature Reserve near Fakenham.

    The 200-acre nature reserve, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, is located in the Wensum Valley. The River Wensum, which runs through the reserve, is a Special Area of Conservation (SAC), Europe's highest nature conservation destination!


    Dean Spanley (2008)

    The majority of the film's beautiful backdrops are right here on our doorstep - Norwich Cathedral, Peckover House at Wisbech, Holkham and Elveden Halls and Norwich's Elm Hill all star as locations. Peter O' Toole stars in the movie.


    1939 (2009)

    Due for cinema release in 2009 '1939' is the name of a movie set between the present-day London and the Norfolk countryside in the lead-up to the war. At a time of uncertainty and high tension, the story is centred around the Keyes family who are keen to uphold and preserve their very traditional English way of life.

    The film stars Julie Christie, David Tennant, Bill Nighy, and Christopher Lee,

    The movie locations include St Nicholas Church at Salthouse, a night scene in Little Walsingham's High Street and filming has also taken place at Holkham Hall.


    Waving at Trains (2009)

    Starring Pete Postlethwaite and shot on location in Sheringham Park and other places in North Norfolk. Postlethwaite plays Douglas, a man haunted by tragic childhood events who retreats into the world of his model railway.


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