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Derbyshire in the Movies

The latest incarnation of that perennially popular masterpiece Jane Eyre was filmed in large part at Haddon Hall - a five minute drive from our front door. It stars Mia Wasikowska, Jamie Bell and Judi Dench. However the star of the film stayed here at Sheriff Lodge - yes, you guessed it, Pilot, Mr Rochester's dog!
His real name is Jake and he's a cross between a Ridgeback and an Irish Wolfhound and a better trained animal you'd be hard pressed to meet.

If you want to learn more you can click here to see an interview with Judi Dench about Jane Eyre.

 


Kate and Jake - aka Pilot

We are fortunate to live in a very popular area for location directors. Just lately our local area has featured in a number of Hollywood Blockbusters. One recent hit was The Wolfman starring Benicio del Toro, Emily Blunt and Anthony Hopkins.

This is just one in a long line of movies that has chosen Chatsworth House as its backdrop. 

Others recently include The Duchess and Pride & Prejudice, both of which starred Keira Knightley - I think she likes the place.

 

Additionally the BBC have used Haddon Hall as a location for Jane Eyre - which was a stunning production and featured, of course, the burning down of Thornfield Hall by Mrs Rochester. On the night that this was filmed Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service received in excess of 150 fire calls from concerned members of the public (I know because I work for Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service).

Haddon Hall was also used as a location for The Other Boleyn Girl starring Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansen

 




We are only minutes away from both of these delightful properties and have discount tickets to Chatsworth - just ask when you arrive and we'll arrange them for you.

Whatever your movie going habits there's sure to be something here to excite you.

 

Contact: Kate & Alan Richmond, Sheriff Lodge Guest House, The Dimple, Dimple Road, Matlock, Derbyshire. DE4 3JX
Tel 01629 760760  Fax 01629 760860  E-mail info@sherifflodge.co.uk
(please include your telephone number in the e-mail)