This Sceptred Isle
“Norfolk is a stunning film location. A vast range of spectacular visuals and a wonderfully welcoming population. I had a truly memorable experience working in this part of the world and can’t wait to return.” Sir Kenneth Branagh, Actor.
“Norfolk is a special county – for many still an unknown secret! With vast sandy beaches, historical buildings, the broads and beautiful countryside, there are potential film locations everywhere…” Jake Humphrey, Presenter/Producer
” I loved Gorleston, which is a town I did not know. You encounter one of Britain’s most remarkable beaches and I am amazed that no one seems to know about it. It’s one of the great secrets of England, Gorleston beach. It’s beautiful.” Danny Boyle, Director (Quote sourced here)
“Big skies, deserted beaches and dystopian brutalist architecture – all a requirement of the script and duly delivered by Norfolk. Great co-operation with Norfolk Locations helped make our time filming here inspired, cost efficient and pandemic-safe”.
Adrian Bate, Producer
“It was an absolute pleasure to film in Norwich. The people were extremely welcoming and the council couldn’t have been more enthusiastic. Everyone involved was super helpful. A wonderful experience!” Lynsey Cosford, Location Manager
Good Luck To You, Leo Grande.
“I live in Norfolk and have wanted to film in this wonderful region for years. It was a great experience for our cast and crew. The location manager, who was recommended via Norfolk Screen, was brilliant as were the local crew we used. Norfolk is an incredible place for the cast to stay and we were able to “ bubble” everyone safely and joyously in the area. The local accommodation was wonderful and the catering sourced the best local ingredients for our very hungry cast and crew. Norfolk has a great wealth of talent and locations and is an ideal region for shooting“. Debbie Gray, Producer.
“It’s not just the glorious vistas, the famous skies, the coastline, the market towns, and the sheer variety of landscape and location that the county of Norfolk offers – it’s something else, something to do with the authentic continuity of character and difference that has run through the people and the place that lends Norfolk its uniqueness, charm, quirkiness, beauty and grandeur. I’m prejudiced because I grew up here and live here still, but I’m more prejudiced because I’ve filmed here and I know that there’s no experience like it…” Stephen Fry, Actor.
“Filming in Norfolk was such a wonderful experience. Norfolk Screen were instrumental in helping us source our local crew who worked tirelessly and with unending enthusiasm, and everywhere we went we were supported and made to feel so welcome. We also had excellent access to world-class, unspoilt locations – from winding country roads to the stunning North Norfolk coast. Watching the sun rise on the sands of Hunstanton beach made the early starts that much easier. I am already looking out for an excuse to return.“ Paul Webster, Producer
The Personal History of David Copperfield
“Norfolk is one of the most atmospheric and unspoilt places in the UK to film – and we could not have asked for a better set of landscapes, marshland and beaches with which to visualise the world of David Copperfield. Digging in with a cast and crew in Norfolk made the experience of making a film even richer than usual.” Kevin Loader, Producer