Filming is underway for the fifth series of Netflix hit The Crown starring oscar-nominated actress Olivia Coleman, and excitingly they’re filming in one of Yorkshire’s stately homes, Wentworth Woodhouse near Rotherham.
The grade I-listed house has restricted access and is closed for two weeks for production but nothing is allowed to be said due to confidentiality clauses in the filming contract. This is big news for Yorkshire as this will be the first time the Netflix series has featured God’s Own Country with most filming being done down south and in Soctland.
According to the Yorkshire Post, industry insiders have said that The Crown series five is using the South Yorkshire location as a location for events involving the royal family during the first half of the 1990s.
But, that’s not all, filming is set to continue in Bradford as well as a casting agency has been recruiting extras of Russian and eastern European ancestry to feature in scenes.
This is the penultimate season, and Imelda Staunton will take on the role of the queen from the brilliant Olivia Colman, and Dominic West will play Prince Charles, with Princess Dianna’s role being played by Elizabeth Debicki and Lesley Manville will play Princess Margaret.
Yorkshire is fast becoming a popular place for big studios to film as last year saw Tom Cruise and Harrison Ford filming their long-running iconic action franchises in North Yorkshire and also only Last Month Samuel L. Jackon was in Leeds filming for the new Marvel series.
Not only that but Netflix star Mille Bobbie Brown and Superman Henry Caville where also up in the East Yorkshire city of Hull to film the second instalment of Enola Holmes.
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