We're delighted to be welcoming a BBC crew to Harewood House, who will be filming a new three-part drama at Harewood over the next few weeks, to be aired on BBC One later in the year...
Anna Maxwell Martin (The Bletchley Circle, South Riding) Matthew Rhys (Brothers And Sisters, The Mystery Of Edwin Drood) and Matthew Goode (Dancing On The Edge, Birdsong) have been cast as Jane Austen’s iconic literary characters Elizabeth Bennett, Fitzwilliam Darcy and George Wickham.
Further casting includes: Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who, Dancing On The Edge) as Lydia Wickham; Trevor Eve (Kidnap And Ransom, Waking The Dead) as Sir Selwyn Hardcastle; Rebecca Front (The Thick Of It) as Mrs Bennett; James Fleet (The Vicar Of Dibley, Little Dorrit) as Mr Bennett; Penelope Keith (To The Manor Born) as Lady Catherine de Bourgh; Joanna Scanlan (The Thick Of It, Stella) as Mrs Reynolds; Tom Ward (Silent Witness) as Colonel Fitzwilliam; Eleanor Tomlinson (The White Queen) as Georgiana Darcy; and James Norton (Doctor Who, Cheerful Weather For The Wedding) as Mr Alveston.
Elizabeth and Darcy, now six years married and with two young sons, are preparing for the lavish annual ball at their magnificent Pemberley home. The unannounced arrival of Elizabeth’s wayward sister Lydia, however, brings an abrupt and shocking halt to proceedings when she stumbles out of her chaise screaming that her husband Wickham has been murdered…
They will be filming in the Main Library, Gallery, Cinnamon Drawing Room and Kitchen, and visitors will be able to see room sets inside the House during our normal opening hours. Click here to go to our Tickets & Times pages. You can also read more about 'Death Comes to Pemberley' on the BBC media centre website and check for the latest news on their website here.
Celebrating 200 years of Pride and Prejudice...
This year is the 200th anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice, so very fitting! Why not check out our outdoor theatre performance of Pride & Prejudice, tickets are available now! Click here to go to the event page.
Rooms in the House will be being prepared for filming from 19th June onwards, with filming taking place between 24 - 28 June.