Many visitors both English and from abroad come to the Derbyshire Peak District to visit the locations of the many costume dramas, block busters and other films made in the region. More recently Chatsworth House was used for all the exterior Pemberley sequences and some of the interior including the sculpture gallery, in the 2005 filming of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightley as Elizabeth "Lizzy" Bennet and
Matthew Macfadyen as Fitzwilliam Darcy. See Pride & Prejudice Connection.
See also the Jane Eyre connection with the region with locations where the BBC actually filmed the new four part series staring Ruth Wilson as Jane Eyre and Toby Stephens as Edward Rochester at Jane Eyre Connection
In March 2008 sees the arrival at the cinema of another period drama and potential blockbuster movie called The Other Boleyn Girl. The film is partly set in the Derbyshire Peak District with
scenes shot in and around North Lees Hall at Hathersage, Haddon Hall, Cavedale, and Dovedale.
The film stars Scarlett Johansson as Mary Boleyn and Natalie Portman as her ill-fated sister Anne.
A new movie called The Duchess was filmed at Chatsworth House and Kedleston Hall in autumn 2007 and due for release in the autumn of 2008. It was directed by Saul Dibb and starred Keira Knightley as Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire. See more on Georgiana at Georgiana Cavendish
Derbyhire and the Peak District also provides the setting for many short films. One company in particular Theodore Films has produced several short films, filmed entirely in the Derbyshire Peak District. House of the Marionettes is a ghost story filmed at Ilam, Grindleford , Kilburn Hall and Elvaston Castle. Directed by Andrew Rokita, produced by Danuta Flint, it stars local actress Louise Grantham with marionettes performed by Vera Heaton. The film was released in 2009. Also follow the adventures of Milos H. a Polish immigrant finding his feet in England. The only problem is, Milos is only ten years of age. Filmed largely at Cromford Mill, Shining Cliff Woods including the disused wire factory at Ambergate and the now disued Rolls Royce works at Nightingale Road in Derby.
As an independent media company Theodore Films has developed and showcased via traditional routes and its own dedicated website, innovative works with a unique voice
For more information on these films and others including trailers, full films, and photographs please visit Theodore Films
For many photographs of these Derbyshire and Peak District film connections please see Derbyshire Photographs