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Movie scenes shot in Wilton

Many movie scenes have been shot at Wilton House.
Movies especially like using:

Movies under the 17th Earl

Movies arranged under the film director, the 17th Earl of Pembroke (succ 1969, died 2003):

  1. Lady Caroline Lamb (1972).

  2. Romance with a Double Bass (1974) written by John Cleese.

  3. Barry Lyndon (1975) by Stanley Kubrick.
    • Double Cube Room with group portrait.

  4. Emily (1976) starring Koo Stark.

  5. The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976) starring Richard Harris
    • Includes outdoor scene of S front from river with Palladian Bridge, also Double Cube Room with group portrait, all before opening credits.

  6. A Voyage Round my Father (1982) by John Mortimer.

  7. The Bounty (1984) with Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins.
    • Double Cube Room with group portrait.

  8. The Madness of King George (1994).

  9. Sense and Sensibility (1995) with Emma Thompson.

  10. Mrs. Brown (1997).
    • Has Queen Victoria at her desk, in Double Cube Room with group portrait.


The ending of Barry Lyndon (1975).
Interior scene with Double Cube Room.

Clip from The Bounty (1984).
Shows Double Cube Room with group portrait.

Clip from The Madness of King George (1994).
The wife of the 10th Earl of Pembroke plays a big part in the story. However Wilton does not feature.
This scene is actually shot at Wilton, in the Double Cube Room (with group portrait visible). But it is not meant to be Wilton in the story.

The ball scene in Sense and Sensibility (1995).
Shows Double Cube Room with group portrait.


Movies under the 18th Earl

Movies and TV arranged under the 18th Earl of Pembroke (succ 2003):

  1. Pride & Prejudice (2005) with Keira Knightley.
    • The Double Cube Room with group portrait stands in for the interior of Mr. Darcy's house Pemberley.

  2. The Young Victoria (2009).
    • Includes dinner in Double Cube Room with group portrait. Also shots of Cedars of Lebanon outside, Palladian Bridge, and scenes in the Large Smoking Room.

  3. The Crown (TV series, 2016 on).
    • Double Cube Room used for Buckingham Palace interior.

  4. Emma (2020).
    • Many shots. Wilton exterior. Palladian Bridge. Double Cube Room.

  5. Bridgerton (American TV show, 2020 on).
    • Double Cube Room. Palladian Bridge. Courtyard.
    • See filming at Wilton.
    • This is a bizarre alternative history show, where half of Regency London is black.
    • It showcases the crackpot theory that Queen Charlotte was black.
    • The 10th Earl of Pembroke was a Lord of the Bedchamber to George III, while his wife was Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Charlotte. The King and Queen stayed with them at Wilton in 1778. The 10th Earl and his wife would have been utterly baffled by this show.

Filming of Pride & Prejudice (2005) at Wilton and other locations.

Trailer for Emma (2020).
Wilton features as Donwell Abbey, seat of Mr. Knightley.

Clip from the American TV show Bridgerton (2020) with Double Cube Room.
In this strange show, Queen Charlotte is a black woman.

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