Project Description

Wolf Hall (BBC Two)

  • Channel: BBC Two / Masterpiece
  • Production Company: Company Pictures / Playground Entertainment
  • Genre: Drama
  • Writer(s): Peter Straughan
  • Director(s): Peter Kosminsky
  • Producer(s): Mark Pybus

Golden Globe and BAFTA award-winning adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning bestseller, starring Damian Lewis, Mark Rylance and Claire Foy. Based production at The Bottle Yard Studios from May – August 2014.

During pre-production the team built sets and stocked props on site. Moving into production, the location of their production offices at the Studios provided easy access to the impressive range of locations used during the complex four month shoot, which included National Trust properties Montacute House, Barrington Court, Lacock Abbey, Great Chalfield Manor, Chastleton House and Horton Court.

Bristol locations featured included the city’s Harbour Walls and Bristol Cathedral, which doubled as Westminster Abbey for the ‘coronation of Anne Boleyn’ scene. Bristol Film Office worked closely with the team to assist with recces around the city, liaising with the Cathedral and Harbour Office and ensuring permits and parking arrangements were in place to help filming run smoothly at the busy city centre locations.

Producer Mark Pybus described The Bottle Yard as “the perfect place for us to base Wolf Hall… convenient for our locations across the West of England and the adaptable space allow[ed] us all the flexibility and facilities we need[ed].”

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