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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.
    • The Palladian Bridge. Other outdoor shots.
    • 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.


Barry Lyndon (1975).
Outdoor scene at Wilton. The Palladian Bridge.

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 (TV series, 2020 on).

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

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


Bridgerton, Queen Charlotte and the Earls of Pembroke


Clip from the absurd Bridgerton (2020) with Double Cube Room.

Clip from the even more ludicrous Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story (2023) with Double Cube Room.

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