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.