A number of scenes in the film The Duchess were filmed at Holkham

The Duchess © Pathé Productions 2008

Filming at Holkham

The Location

Holkham Estate has become a premier location for the film, television and advertising industry and we pride ourselves on our ability to provide a professional service. We are experienced in the demands of a busy crew and are here to ensure your shoot goes smoothly. Recent clients include: BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Peugeot, General Motors, Burberry, British Airways, Harpers & Queen, Daks and British Telecom.

The elegant 18th Century Holkham Hall is one of the finest examples of Palladian architecture in the country and offers a wide range of seductive and panoramic locations for TV, film and stills photography.

The hall itself is situated at the heart of a beautiful, sweeping deer park, that is the centre of a 25,000-acre estate on the windswept north Norfolk coast. The list of possible locations is endless, from the exterior and interior of the Hall to the many follies and unusual gatehouses within the Park and the brightly coloured beach huts on Wells Beach.

Our sumptuous staterooms, including the unique Marble Hall and the Statue Gallery, featured as the interior of Buckingham Palace in the BBC TV drama ‘The Lost Prince’. Various state rooms and the park featured in the C4 docudrama ‘Victoria’s Men’ televised in June 2008. While the estate’s golden sandy beach, was trodden by actress Gwyneth Paltrow in the closing scenes of Miramax’s ‘Shakespeare in Love’. David Jason and Maggie Smith dined in the great saloon for the First World War drama, ‘All The King’s Men’.

Parts of the ITV1 drama ‘Kingdom’, featuring comedian Stephen Fry, were filmed on Wells and Holkham beaches and the blockbuster movie ‘The Duchess’ starring Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes was filmed at Holkham in 2007. Later the same year, the state rooms were again used for the comedy-drama film ‘My Talks with Dean Spanley’ staring Peter O’Toole.

As a member of the Historic Houses’ Association we adopt its standard charges and contract. If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact our Locations Manager:

Paul O’Grady
Mobile: 07973 827536
Tel/Fax: 01603 453504
Email: paul@norfolklocations.co.uk

Further images of Holkham can be found by visiting the Norfolk Locations website: www.norfolklocations.co.uk

For more information on the filming in Norfolk of the ITV drama ‘Kingdom’ visit Norfolk Tourism’s website: www.visitnorfolk.co.uk

Please note: Photographs of the hall and grounds can be taken for personal use only. Photography taken for any commercial use, must have prior written consent from the Holkham Estate.