Following the success of the movie, Miss Potter, starring Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor, filmmakers used other National Trust properties for other British films. Miss Potter, which portrays the life of author Beatrix Potter, was filmed at Potter's Hill Top Farm and other National Trust locations in the English Lake District.
The National Trust charity preserves many stately houses, historic structures and acres of countryside in England and Wales.
The Other Boleyn Girl and Amazing Grace movie sets
Movies that were filmed at National Trust properties include The Other Boleyn Girl. Starring Scarlet Johanson, Eric Bana and Nathalie Portman, the period drama is set in King Henry VIII's court. English film locations include Great Chalfield Manor, Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire and Knole.
Amazing Grace tells the story of the slave trade Abolitionists. The movie stars Albert Finney as John Newton and Rufus Sewell as Thomas Clarkson and was directed by Michael Apted. British film locations include Osterley Park, west London and Ashridge Estate, Hertfordshire. Peckover House, Cambridgeshire, will display costumes from the film in August.
The Golden Age and Stardust film locations
The Golden Age, the follow-up to Elizabeth about Queen Elizabeth I, stars Cate Blanchett. Film locations include Brean Down and Petworth, West Sussex.
Stardust is a fantasy film that stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Claire Danes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Gwyneth Paltrow and Rupert Everett. British film locations include Ashridge Estate, where a wall was built to mark the end of the "real world," Bibury, in the Cotswolds, Stowe, Buckinghamshire and Pen-y-fan in Wales.
Becoming Jane stars Anne Hathaway and Dame Judi Dench. The film tells the story of the novelist's early life. Visitors to Bath, in southwest England, can follow Jane Austen's footsteps and discover the city where she lived for six years.
Jane Austen's novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, were set in Bath. The perfectly preserved UNESCO World Heritage site resembles the Georgian city as she knew it.
Things to see and do in Bath
Bath's attractions include the Jane Austen Centre, which uses clothes and artifacts to depict scenes from Austen's life and work. At the Regency Tea Rooms, visitors can enjoy Tea with Mr. Darcy. Jane Austen Centre offers walking tours that retrace the author's steps. Austen knew Bath as a thriving spa resort.
Visitors can still take the waters from the Pump Room fountain in the Roman Baths. At Thermae Bath Spa, visitors can once again bathe in the warm thermal waters and enjoy traditional treatments.