Vanity Fair films near Richmond
English Heritage site Marble Hill House near Richmond, Surrey, is this week hosting the first of three stints of filming on ITV and Amazon’s period drama adaptation Vanity Fair.
Much of the filming will take place when the Palladian villa is closed for annual conservation works with a few scenes due to be shot outside in Marble Hill Park.
The third and final filming window is for two days in early January. English Heritage will reinvest the income from the location work into preserving Marble Hill House and other historic sites.
Vanity Fair is from prolific producer Mammoth Screen and stars Olivia Cooke as Becky Sharpe and Tom Bateman as Captain Rawden. Michael Palin and Suranne Jones are also among the cast.
English Heritage has a variety of historic sites available for filming across the UK, including Dover Castle, Tilbury Fort in Essex, Stonehenge, Eltham Palace and Belsay Hall, Northumberland. Apart from the high-profile castles and houses, the organisation also manages lesser-known locations including underground bunkers, a beach and a disused coastguard station.
Filming on Vanity Fair began in Budapest and has also shot some scenes near Reading. Julia Stannard produces with James Strong directing.
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