Lamport Hall stars in the final episode of the last ever series of The Crown

Posted 20th December 2023

Lamport Hall were delighted to be approached as a location for the popular Netflix drama The Crown earlier this year. The second part of the final series aired earlier this month and Lamport, in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside, featured in the final episode.

Hundreds of actors and crew descended on the 500-year-old estate in the spring, once home to the Isham family and operated by a private Trust since the 1970s. The Hall was chosen due to its remarkably complete Edwardian stables which represented the stables at Windsor Castle. Film horses were brought in to bring the stables back to life again for the first time in 60 years along with tack, rugs, carriages, horseboxes and piles of hay to set the scene. The Drawing Room was also chosen to represent the Drawing Room at Clarence House in scenes with actress Olivia Williams as Camilla Parker Bowles before her wedding to the then Prince Charles.

Other top actors Olivia Colman, Imelda Staunton and Jonathan Pryce all filmed at Lamport along with a vast crew who spent days recreating the locations in finite detail.

“We are lucky to have a beautiful Grade I listed country house with one of the most original and intact stable yards in the country, beautiful and unique gardens and traditional parkland,” said Mark Herrod, Executive Director at Lamport Hall. “The layout of our house and stables lends itself so well to being adaptable for alternative uses and, in this case, specific locations relevant to filming. We also have a very adaptable team, which is able to respond quickly and positively to itinerary changes and adjustments to scenes or logistical arrangements.”

It was a privilege to be able to show the rich heritage of the county to top film producers and we hope this leads to many more filming opportunities for the network of country houses in the area. Inclusion in these hugely popular productions could provide an important boost to the county for tourism going forwards.