Netflix’s adaptation of Rebecca arrived on October 21st, 2020 but where exactly was Rebecca filmed? You can actually visit the movie’s filming locations!
While the global film industry has faced filming and release delays thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, Netflix’s stream of new releases has kept flowing.
New films and series have arrived on a weekly basis and have continued to provide plenty of entertainment for fans who have been stuck at home.
Netflix’s newest release is expected to be one of the streaming service’s biggest films of the year, Rebecca.
Rebecca is an adaptation of the 1938 novel by Daphne du Maurier which Alfred Hitchcock turned into an Oscar-winning film in 1940.
But just where was 2020’s adaptation of Rebecca filmed? Do you recognise any of Rebecca’s incredible filming locations?
Rebecca on Netflix
Rebecca arrived on Netflix on October 21st, 2020.
The film tells the story of the newly married Mrs de Winter (Lily James).
After a whirlwind Monte Carlo romance with widower Maxim de Winter (Armie Hammie), Mrs de Winter quickly settles into her new life of luxury at the grand Manderley estate.
However, Maxim’s first wife, the titular Rebecca, is a dark presence that looms over the newly married Mrs de Winter as she begins her new life.
Where was Rebecca filmed?
- Rebecca was filmed in locations across Dorset, Devon, Cornwall and Hertfordshire in the South West of the United Kingdom as well as France.
Filming on Rebecca began in June 2019 according to IMDb, with production lasting for around two months and concluding in August 2019.
Specific locations used in Rebecca include Hartland Quay in Devon, as well as Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, Dorset’s Cranborne Manor, Mapperton House, Loseley House in Surrey, Petworth House in West Sussex and Osterley House in Isleworth.
According to Rebecca production designer Sarah Greenwood, who spoke to the Welwyn Hatfield Times, Netflix’s take on Manderley is actually made up of several stately homes and manor houses across the breadth of southern England.
However, the most recognisable building to star as Manderley is Dorset’s Cranborne Manor which serves as the exterior of the famed estate.
You can visit Cranborne Manor!
Fans hoping to get a closer look at Rebecca’s Manderley estate are in luck.
That’s because Cranborne Manor is a location that can be visited by the public.
However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, visits to Cranborne Manor have been restricted to the gardens only with visitors only allowed in on Wednesdays for the foreseeable future.
The Grade 1 listed building dates back as far as the early 1200s and sits in over 4,500 acres of farm and woodland.
Rebecca, which was filmed at Cranborne Manor, is available to stream now on Netflix after releasing on October 21st, 2020.