Film Locations near Kettering Park
Northamptonshire, a county steeped in history and brimming with picturesque landscapes, has been a favoured location for filmmakers seeking captivating backdrops for their stories, most recently brought to the screen in the eccentric thriller Saltburn.
Below are a few other locations that have featured on screen, some of which are open to the public.
Drayton House - Saltburn
Nestled in the heart of Northamptonshire, Drayton House takes centre stage as the filming location for the hit thriller Saltburn. This historic mansion, with its elegant architecture and sprawling grounds, provided the perfect location for the eccentric narrative.
Boughton House – Kitbag, Les Misérables
Boughton House, a gem in Northamptonshire, is a cinematic treasure trove. Its unique blend of architectural styles makes it a versatile location, lending itself to various film genres. Most recently featuring in Kitbag, a biopic of Napoleon Bonaparte directed by Sir Ridley Scott.
Ruston Hall - Strike, Lethal White
Ruston Hall, a historic estate that is now a luxurious spa hotel featured in the BBC drama Strike, Lethal White, based on the thriller by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling). Its charm and picturesque surroundings make it an ideal setting for both period pieces and contemporary dramas.
Delapre Abbey – The Show
Delapre Abbey, a former monastery turned country house, offers filmmakers a blend of history and natural beauty. Its gardens and impressive architecture have graced the silver screen, notable it featured in the sinister depiction of Northampton in The Show.
Edgecote Hall – Pride and Prejudice
Tucked away in the Northamptonshire countryside, Edgecote Hall emerges as a hidden cinematic gem. A private house in the village of Edgecote, it featured in in the 1995 miniseries Pride and Prejudice, starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle.
Althorp – Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Althorp, the ancestral home of the Spencer family and the final resting place of Princess Diana, is not only a historical landmark but also a popular film location. Its grandeur and regal ambiance have featured in productions, notably in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, featuring Colin Firth, Taron Egerton and Julianne Moore.