Filming for Tulip Fever takes place in Holkham as well as Norwich Cathedral

Autumn comes in June to the Norwich cathedral cloister for the final day of filming Tulip Fever. Photo: Bill Smith Autumn comes in June to the Norwich cathedral cloister for the final day of filming Tulip Fever. Photo: Bill Smith

Friday, June 20, 2014
12:42 PM

Filming for the movie Tulip Fever has taken place at Holkham in north Norfolk as well as Norwich Cathedral.

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Autumn comes in June to the Norwich cathedral cloister for the final day of filming Tulip Fever. Photo: Bill SmithAutumn comes in June to the Norwich cathedral cloister for the final day of filming Tulip Fever. Photo: Bill Smith

A spokesman for the production company confirmed that scenes for the film were shot in Holkham last Friday, but said they could not reveal which stars were involved in the day of filming on the north Norfolk coast.

As previously reported, Dame Judi Dench, who plays the Abbess of St Ursula in the film, was among the actors at the cathedral, while Alicia Vikander (who was in Anna Karenina) was also confirmed as being in Norwich, as was Dane DeHaan (Chronicle), Jack O’Connell (300: Rise of an Empire), David Harewood (Homeland), and Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover).

The filming inside the cathedral and in the cathedral cloister began on Thursday last week and finished this Thursday, with the production crew set to leave the historic venue by June 25.

Set in 17th century Amsterdam, Tulip Fever is based on the novel by Deborah Moggach, who also penned the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. It tells the story of a married woman who begins a passionate affair with an artist hired to paint her portrait.

Autumn comes in June to the Norwich cathedral cloister for the final day of filming Tulip Fever. Photo: Bill SmithAutumn comes in June to the Norwich cathedral cloister for the final day of filming Tulip Fever. Photo: Bill Smith

Tulip Fever is directed by Justin Chadwick. Ruby Films’ Alison Owen (Saving Mr Banks) is producing the project with Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company, and Bob Weinstein is executive producing.

Holkham has been used as a location in a number of films. The closing scenes of Shakespeare in Love see actress Gwyneth Paltrow walk on Holkham’s vast sandy beach, and The Duchess, starring Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes, was filmed at Holkham in 2007.

Scenes for another Keira Knightley film, Never Let Me Go, were also shot at Holkham beach.

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