With Somerset being an area full of stunning landscapes and the home to famous screenwriters, actors and directors, there is no doubt as to why there are so many films which have a link to Somerset. Here is a list of 5 films which you have probably heard of or watched yourself based in Somerset – can you recognize where they were based?
Despite the storyline being based in a fictional village within Gloucestershire, the well-known film Hot Fuzz was filmed in Somerset’s city of Wells.
Jack the Giant Slayer
This modern adaption of Jack and the Giant Beanstalk featured the famous Cheddar Gorge as the setting for the giant’s home.
The musical phenomenon Les Misérables was adapted into a musical film starring Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman. Pulteney Bridge (based in Bath, Somerset), was deemed the perfect match for Inspector Javert’s (played by Russell Crowe) suicide.
The Huntsman: Winter’s War
The prequel and sequel to the film Snow White and the Huntsman, this fantasy film was filmed at Wells Cathedral for its dramatic, gothic architecture – ideal for the movie plot.
And our real claim to fame here at Dimpsey…
This adaption of the novel, Far from a Madding Crowd was released in 2015, however you will notice that in during the film you will see a shepherd’s hut. We are delighted to have the original shepherd’s hut featured in the film here at Dimpsey Glamping.
How many of these film locations did you know of?