The Princess Bride (1987)

Directed by: Rob Reiner Written by: William Goldman Starring: Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Parinkin, Chris Sarandon, Fred Savage, Peter Falk and Andre the Giant Production Company: Act III Communications, Buttercup Films Ltd., The Princess Bride Ltd. Kent Locations used: Penshurst Place The Princess Bride is cult fantasy film, based on the 1973 book of the […]

A Room With A View (1986)

Directed by: James Ivory Produced by: Ismail Merchant Starring: Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, Judi Dench, Julian Sands, Daniel Day Lewis Production Company: Goldcrest Films International, National Film Finance Corporation (NFFC), Curzon Film Distributors, Film Four International, Merchant Ivory Productions Kent Filming Locations Used: Emmett’s Garden in Sevenoaks, Chiddingstone, Brasted. Set in the early 1900’s, Lucy Honeychurch (Bonham Carter) embarks […]

The Mission (1986)

Director: Roland Joffe Starring: Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Liam Neeson, Ronald Pickup, Aidan Quin Production Company: Warner Bros., Goldcrest Films International, Kingsmere Productions Ltd., Enigma Productions, AMLF Kent locations used:  Fort Amherst The Mission is an Oscar winning action film focused on the story of Rodrigo Mendoza (Robert De Niro), who after killing his brother, is […]

Young Sherlock Holmes (1986)

  Director: Barry Levinson Writer: Arthur Conan Doyle, Chris Columbus Starring: Nicolas Rowe, Alan Cox, Sophie Ward, Anthony Higgins Production Company: Amblin Entertainment, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), Paramount Pictures Kent locations used: Penshurst Place Young Sherlock Holmes is a new take on the classic tales of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, in which […]

Dempsey and Makepeace ‘Cry God for Harry’ (1985)

Directed by: William Brayne Written by: Neil Rudyard Starring: Michael Brandon, Glynis Barber, Ray Smith, Ralph Michael, Keith Bonnard Ralph Arliss, Seretta Wilson, John Terry Production Company: Golden Eagle Films, London Weekend Television (LWT) Kent Filming Locations: Chilham Castle, Chilham Square Dempsey and Makepeace is a British crime drama focusing on the relationship between American Lt. James Dempsey (Michael Brandon) […]

Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)

Mapp and Lucia DVD

Director: Donald McWhinnie Writer: E.F. Benson (novel) and Gerald Savory (screenplay) Starring: Prunella Scales, Geraldine McEwan, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill, James Greene Production Company: London Weekend Television (LWT) Kent Locations: Chilham including Cumberland Lodge, Hever Castle Mapp and Lucia is a Channel 4 series, based on three 1930’s novels by E. F. Benson. Set in the fictional Sussex […]

The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood (1984)

Robin Hood (George Segal) standing on a tree with a bow and arrow

Director: Ray Austin Writer: Robert Kaufman Starring: George Segal, Morgan Fairchild, Roddy McDowall, Robert Hardy Production Company: Charles Fries Productions Kent Locations: Penshurst Place, Allington Castle The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood is a made-for-TV spoof of the classic story of forest rogue Robin (George Segal) who, along with his merry men, foils Prince John’s (Roddy McDowall) […]

The Draughtsmans Contract (1982)

Writer/Director: Peter Greenaway Stars: Anthony Higgins, Janet Suzman and Dave Hill Production Company: British Film Institute (BFI), Channel Four Television Kent Filming Locations: Groombridge Place Set in the 17th Century, The Draughtsman’s Contact focuses on the contract between Mr Neville (Anthony Higgins) and Mrs Herbert (Janet Suzman) to paint a picture of her husband’s estate. […]

Henry VIII (1979)

Director: Kevin Billington Writer: William Shakespeare (play), Stars: John Stride, Timothy West, Ronald Pickup, Claire Bloom, Julian Glover, Jeremy Kemp, Peter Vaughan Production Company: BBC, Time-Life Television Productions Kent Locations Used: Hever Castle, Leeds Castle, Penshurst Place Henry VIII is a BBC television film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s original play which provides a dramatized account of […]