The Crown filmed at Ragley

Filming

Lights, camera, action

Over the years, The Ragley Estate has played location to a variety of filming projects. Recently, Ragley became the setting for the new series of Netflix drama, The Crown, in which the first episode of season four began with Ragley’s Great Hall as the backdrop for the first encounter between Charles and Diana. The Hall can also be seen again, in episode 3 of the series, in which Ragley’s Vaulted Hallway received a dramatic makeover, transforming the space in to the environment of a Buckingham Palace Kitchen.

Other projects at Ragley have varied from from a stately setting for The Scarlett Pimpernel starring Ian McKellen to mirroring The Palace of Versailles in a two-episode arc in Doctor Who, which saw the Estate welcome David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor. Ragley also became the home of Lady Cremone in BBC Two Drama Dancing on The Edge. The Estate has also from time to time been used for fashion and product photography projects.

David Tennant at Ragley Hall
Doctor Who filming at Ragley Hall
Doctor Who filming at Ragley Hall
Doctor Who filming at Ragley Hall

An unrivalled filming location

With a wide array of State Rooms, each one vividly distinct, Ragley can offer a huge variety of settings for a film or television project. From the eccentrically illustrated South Staircase mural depicting images of tropical foliage, exotic animals and even a U.F.O to the bright yellow State Dining Room painted to mirror the late Lord Hertford’s favourite jumper colour, there are settings both typical of stately homes but also some unique and unexpected sceneries.

Whatever the setting required Ragley has the backdrop you require from baroque ballrooms to opulent sitting rooms, libraries and studies to vaulted hallways, games rooms &  kitchens. Each room varying in style and colour palette, creating a diverse range of settings.

A diverse range of settings...

Ragley Hall sits within a 5,600 acre estate boasting a wide range of settings from parkland and farmland to scenic lakeside backdrops and woodlands.

The 450 acres of Capability Brown Parkland that surround the Hall, comprise grassland, woodlands and a picturesque lakeside setting, as well as the 26 acres of formal garden offer an abundance of picture-perfect environments outdoors too.

Matt Baker at Ragley Hall
Canterville Ghost at Ragley Hall
Flog It filmed at Ragley Hall

Make Ragley your venue

If you would like more information about how Ragley could fulfil your venue requirements, please fill in the form and one of the team will contact you. Alternatively, please ring us on 01789 762090 to discuss your plans in more detail.