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
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.
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,
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
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.
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.
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
Norwich Railway station, Norwich
Cathederal, and the river at Wroxham
are used in the Alan Partrigde TV comedy series.
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
Shot entirely on location in Norfolk, and mainly based
Kingdom features a range of locations from Holkham
The story revolves around Peter Kingdom, a lawyer who believes that
human issues are more important than the law.
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
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.
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
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.