If Peter Morgan, the showrunner of the series The Crown, also benefited from the construction of studio sets, his desire has always been to exploit as much as possible real places. Unable to shoot in the actual locations associated with the history of the British royal family, the producer looked for alternative locations that could create a convincing illusion.
A place linked to the monarchy
Fortunately for him, if Buckingham Palace is not available, as well as Windsor Castle, other monuments attached to royalty agree to open their doors to him, such as Burghley House, in which one of the cousins of Queen Elizabeth II still lives. Perfectly suited to its richly molded interiors and other spectacular frescoes as well as its grand architecture, Burghley House is one of the few places that are used for both indoor and outdoor scenes.
A key location
Many scenes in the series take place in the gardens or inside Burghley House, such as the one in which Diana Spencer (Emma Corrin) tries on her ring for the first time. Footage involving Princess Margaret (Helena Bonham Carter) was also produced in front of the rear façade.
Charles Dance played a lord six times in his career.
A sublime English castle-style country residence, Burghley House was built between 1558 and 1587.
A masterpiece of Elizabethan architecture, Burghley House has more than 80 rooms, some of which adopt the Baroque style. The property is surrounded by a large park on which stands an artificial lake dating from 1775. Classified as a Grade I monument, this glorious building is open to visits and regularly hosts filming such as Da Vinci Code and Pride and Prejudice. One of its parts is currently occupied by one of Elizabeth II’s cousins.
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Passionné de cinéma, de rock and roll, de séries TV et de littérature. Rédacteur de presse et auteur des livres Le Heavy Metal au cinéma, Paroles de fans Guns N' Roses, Paroles de fans Rammstein et Welcome to my Jungle : 100 albums rock et autres anecdotes dépareillées. Adore également voyager à la recherche des lieux les plus emblématiques de la pop culture.