Film and Television
There have been many shows and movies filmed on the Orchardleigh estate. Below are a select few of our favourites…
Tess of the D'Ubervilles
(2008 mini series)
The story of Tess Durbeyfield, a low-born country girl whose family find they have noble connections.
Stars: Gemma Arterton, Eddie Redmayne and Ruth Jones.
Into the Storm
Continuing the storyline of The Gathering Storm, Into the Storm is a look at the former British prime minister’s life and career at the end of WWII.
Stars: Iain Glen, Donald Sumpter and Brendan Gleeson
The Queen (2009 TV series)
This docudrama focuses on five key events in the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Combining narration, interviews, archival footage and dramatic recreations (with 5 different actresses portraying the Queen at different times in her life) the series focuses on several of the crises she has had to deal with.
Stars: Steven Mackintosh, Emilia Fox, Samantha Bond, Susan Jameson, Barbara Flynn, Diana Quick and Katie McGrath
Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple: 4:50 from Paddington (1987 TV Movie)
A friend of Miss Marple’s sees a woman being strangled in a passing train. When police cannot find a body and doubt the story, Miss Marple enlists professional housekeeper, Lucy Eyelesbarrow, to go undercover.
Stars: Joan Hickson, Juliette Mole and David Beames