Peak movies boost tourism

Pictured is Derbyshire's Stanage which is among the many attractions which continue to attract movie producers to the region and help to boost tourism.
Pictured is Derbyshire's Stanage which is among the many attractions which continue to attract movie producers to the region and help to boost tourism.

DERBYSHIRE’S Peak District and the county’s beauty spots are continuing to feature in movies which are boosting tourism and business in the region.

Visit Peak District and Derbyshire tourism board revealed how famous historic buildings and landscapes are to be showcased in a new cinematic version of Jane Eyre.

The movie starring Jamie Bell and Dame Judi Dench is due for UK release on September 9 and features Haddon Hall, Wingfield Manor, Stanage Edge and Edale.

Film buffs will also be able to enjoy outdoor showings of movies in fantastic Derbyshire settings this summer and track down film locations thanks to a visitor guide.

Visit Peak’s marketing chief David Thornton said: “Film generates a lot of interest in the region from well-known hits like Pride and Prejudice and The Damned United.”

The region appears in other productions which are to be shown at open-air venues by Derby film centre Quad and Hardwick Hall is also featured in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

The Duchess will be shown at Kedleston Hall, on August 26, followed by The King’s Speech, on August 27. Calke Abbey, hosts The Innocents, on August 12, and The King’s Speech, on August 13. Close Encounters of the Third Kind is at Wirksworth Festival, on September 9.

Locations for local movies are listed with www.visitbritain.com and in Visit Peak’s 2011 Visitor Guide available via www.visitpeakdistrict.com.