Film and TV

Wiltshire is popular with filmmakers. It’s been featured in:

TV

Agatha Raisin & the Quiche of Death

Sky 1’s comedy drama Agatha Raisin & the Quiche of Death was mainly shot in the village of Biddestone near Chippenham.

Animal Park

The BBC series featured animal keepers at Longleat

Blackadder II

Scenes were filmed at Wilton House

Bridgerton

Wilton House was used for this Netflix series. It featured as Queen Charlotte’s royal residence, Lady Danbury’s library, the dining room of Clyvedon Castle, the exterior, corridors and study of the home of the Duke of Hastings, and it was also the site of a garden party

Doctor Dolittle

Filmed in and around Castle Combe in 1966

Doctor Thorne

Filmed in Castle Combe

Poldark

Corsham High Street doubled as Truro in the first series of the BBC’s production of Poldark starring Aiden Turner. Scenes were filmed in Great Chalfield Manor for series two.

The Crown

This Netflix drama follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. The Double Cube Room at Wilton House was used for the scene where when Queen Elizabeth II greets guests like President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jackie Kennedy

Wolf Hall

Filmed in Bradford on Avon’s Tithe Barn and Castle Combe were used for the BBC historical drama. Great Chalfield Manor’s interiors stood in for Thomas Cromwell’s home. The outside of Lacock Abbey stood in for Wolf Hall, the Seymour family seat.

Films:

1917 (2019)

The Sam Mendes first world war film was partly shot on Salisbury Plain

28 Days Later… (2002)

Shot at Trafalgar Park (doubling as the army HQ) near Salisbury

5 Greedy Bankers (2016)

The heist movie was shot entirely in Wiltshire, mostly in Tisbury.

A View to a Kill (1985)

This Bond movie was filmed in Swindon

Barry Lyndon (1975)

The interior of ‘Castle Hackton’ is mostly filmed in Wilton House in this Stanley Kubrick film.

Chocolate (2000)

The lake at Fonthill Bishop, near Tisbury was used for river scenes. The film starred Johnny Depp

Creation (2009)

Filmed in Bradford on Avon

Emma (2017)

Jane Austen’s romantic comedy of manners has been filmed multiple times but this version used Wilton /house as Donwell Abbey – the home of Mr Knightley

Far from the Madding Crowd (1967)

Devizes featured as Casterbridge with scenes shot in the Market Place, Corn Exchange, St John’s Church, and the Shambles Market.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

Filmed in Lacock

Mrs Brown (1997)

Scenes were filmed in the Double Cube Room at Wilton House

Nineteen Eighty-Four, also known as 1984 (1984)

Devizes is one of the locations for the John Hurt/Richard Burton film

Pride and Prejudice (2005)

The beautiful Double Cube Room at Wilton House was used in the film starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen. It doubled as the interior of Pemberley

Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves (1991)

Part of the film was shot at Old Wardour Castle

Stardust (2007)

The romantic fantasy adventure was filmed in Castle Combe

Tomb Raider (2018)

Wilton House was used as the mansion

Tess of the D’Urbervilles (2008)

The Thomas Hardy story was filmed in Lacock, Marlborough and Corsham

The Secret Garden (2020)

An orphaned girl, Mary Lennox (Dixie Egerickx) discovers a magical garden hidden at her strict uncle’s estate – Lord Craven, played by Colin Firth. The beautiful Harold Peto garden at Iford Manor, with thier colonnades and wisteria, were used as a key location.

The Remains of the Day (1993)

Filmed at Corsham Court

The Young Victoria (2009)

Filmed at Wilton House

The White Princess (2017)

Salisbury Cathedral and Bradford on Avon Tithe Barn were both filming locations

The World Is Not Enough (1999)

The Bond film was shot in Swindon

Transformers 5 The Last Knight (2017)

Stonehenge makes an appearance but the film studio built a replica henge and blew it up.

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Stonehenge makes an appearance in a scene with Dr Selvig

War Horse (2011)

Filmed in Castle Combe