Film & TV

Film and TV at Haddon

Haddon seems to be constantly in demand as a film and television location. Most recently it has been the location for the 2011 film version of Jane Eyre, starring Mia Wasikowska and directed by Cary Fukunaga. Franco Zefferelli and the BBC have also filmed versions of Jane Eyre here.

One of the earliest films based at Haddon tells the romantic story of John Manners and Dorothy Vernon, Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall, starring Mary Pickford. Whilst not filmed at Haddon, the interiors appear to have been inspiration for the set designs.

Haddon has also played cameo roles in Pride and Prejudice, starring Keira Knightley, and The Other Boleyn Girl featuring Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson.

A favourite film amongst our visitors in the know is The Princess Bride, where Haddon was the location for Prince Humperdinck's castle.

John Sergeant came to film an episode of Britain's First Photo Album, celebrating the work of pioneering popular photographer Francis Frith. Early photographs of Haddon were compared with modern day views of the Hall and its surroundings.

Please click here for a link to a full list of all the appearances we are aware of!