Miss Potter

'Miss Potter' - the film and Hill Top

Film still from Miss Potter, filmed at Osterley Park.

Film still from Miss Potter, filmed at Osterley Park.

Like many of our visitors you may have seen the 2006 film 'Miss Potter' which told the story of Beatrix Potter's early life and the start of her career as a writer and illustrator.

The National Trust worked closely with the film's production company to make sure that as much of the film as possible was set in the real countryside and places which so inspired Beatrix Potter.

Our staff were to be seen on the Lake District fells helping to shepherd bemused walkers around - just in case they appeared in shot!

Hill Top itself however was not used in the film. Instead, with the wonders of set design and hard work from some of our staff, Hill Top was recreated at another Lake District farm (one of fourteen owned by Beatrix Potter when she died).

We've put together some information to help answer your most popular 'Miss Potter' questions.

Check out the 'Miss Potter' movie map

Yew Tree Farm transformed

Heard of 'body doubles' in the film industry? Well we had our very own 'farm double'. When the film 'Miss Potter' was made, Yew Tree Farm near Coniston was the farm used as a 'stand-in' for the real-life Hill Top.