Blockbuster films you might not know were filmed in Derbyshire

Tom Cruise’s latest Mission Impossible may be the latest movie to be filmed in Derbyshire – but it’s by no means the first.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 12:26 pm
These stars have all filmed in Derbyshire

But movie buffs can see plenty of familiar settings in many other cinema hits.

Here we look at some of the other big name stars and blockbuster films to hit the big screen that have used Derbyshire as the backdrop for their scenes...

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Although most of the film was shot in London, part of the movie was also shot in Derbyshire. It featured Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth, Colin also featured in the BBC's famous 1995 TV series Pride and Prejudice which was shot at Sudbury Hall.
Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman both featured in the 2008 film The Other Boleyn Girl. Parts of the film were shot in Dovedale, Castleton and Haddon Hall, as well as at North Lees Hall.
The 1955 film version of the intrepid bombing raid used the Derwent Reservoir as a stand in for the Ruhr valley in the film. The Reservoir was used by the real life pilots to practise dropping the bouncing bomb during the Second World War.
Robin Wright featured in the Princess Bride in 1987, which was shot on location at Haddon Hall.
Keira Knightley was at Chatsworth for the 2005 film version of Pride and Prejudice, which also starred Matthew Macfadyen as Mr Darcy
The Chronicles of Narnia (used Castleton’s underground caves, Peak Cavern, Wingfield Manor, Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall to shoot scenes for the children's classic.
Although filmed mainly in Sheffield, there are parts of The Full Monty that were shot in an old colliery in Shirebrook.
Robert Carlyle featured in Summer, which was filmed on location in and around Bolsover based on the script by Matlock writer Hugh Ellis.
Keira Knightley appeared in The Duchess, which told the story of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire. Naturally, Chatsworth House again had a starring role, as did Kedleston Hall.
Michael Sheen played Brian Clough and Timothy Spall his sidekick Peter Taylor in the story of the legendary football manager. The Oscar for best actor should have gone to Chesterfield FC's old Saltergate ground though, which stood in for Wembley in the film - as well as the Baseball Ground, Carrow Road, and Bloomfield Road.
Emily Blunt featured in The Wolf Man, which again used Chatsworth to shoot some scenes
Both the cult TV series and the spin-off movies of The League of Gentlemen were filmed in Hadfield, which doubled as Royston Vasey.