Kedleston on the silver screen

Kedleston Hall as it appears in The Legend of Tarzan as Greystoke

Kedleston Hall is the star of the silver screen again, after Warner Bros. chose the hall to stand in for Greystoke in their new film 'The Legend of Tarzan'.

The hall is standing in for Greystoke, Tarzan's ancestral home in the the new Warner Bros. film which stars Alexander Skarsgard as Tarzan, along with Samuel L Jackson, Margot Robbie, Jim Broadbent and John Hurt.

Based on the character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs in his 1912 book, Tarzan of the Apes, the film is set many years after Tarzan left the jungle and returned home to Greystoke.

Alexander Skarsgard and Miles Jupp filming at Kedleston Hall
Filming at Kedleston Hall
Alexander Skarsgard and Miles Jupp filming at Kedleston Hall

Film crews descended on Kedleston back in July 2014, and took over the hall and grounds for almost a week, filming scenes in te Grand Hall, State Apartment and throughout the property. The hall's dramatic exterior also features, with visual effects such as non-existent mountain ranges enhancing the setting.

By charging for filming at the special places we look after we are generating money that goes directly towards looking after them, so the money that Warner Bros has paid to film at Kedleston will directly support the conservation of the hall and parkland for ever, for everyone.

Filming exteriors at Kedleston Hall
The exterior of Kedleston Hall during filming
Filming exteriors at Kedleston Hall

This isn't the first time Kedleston Hall has caught Hollywood's eye; it was last seen on the silver screen in the 2008 film 'The Duchess' starring Keira Knightley. The property was used for the interiors and exteriors of Althorp, the Northhamptonshire home of Georgina Cavendish, the Duchess of Devonshire, and also stood in for Devonshire House in London.