Many visitors both English and from abroad come to the Derbyshire Peak District to visit the locations of the many costume dramas, block busters and other films made in the region. More recently Chatsworth House was used for all the exterior Pemberley sequences and some of the interior including the sculpture gallery, in the 2005 filming of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightley as Elizabeth "Lizzy" Bennet and
Matthew Macfadyen as Fitzwilliam Darcy. See Pride & Prejudice Connection.
See also the Jane Eyre connection with the region with locations where the BBC actually filmed the new four part series staring Ruth Wilson as Jane Eyre and Toby Stephens as Edward Rochester at Jane Eyre Connection
In March 2008 sees the arrival at the cinema of another period drama and potential blockbuster movie called The Other Boleyn Girl. The film is partly set in the Derbyshire Peak District with
scenes shot in and around North Lees Hall at Hathersage, Haddon Hall, Cavedale, and Dovedale.
The film stars Scarlett Johansson as Mary Boleyn and Natalie Portman as her ill-fated sister Anne.
A movie called The Duchess was filmed at Chatsworth House and Kedleston Hall . It was directed by Saul Dibb and starred Keira Knightley as Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire. See more on Georgiana at Georgiana Cavendish
Derbyhire and the Peak District also provides the setting for many short films. One company in particular Theodore Films has produced several short films, filmed entirely in the Derbyshire Peak District.
As an independent media company Theodore Films has developed and showcased via traditional routes and its own dedicated website, innovative works with a unique voice
Derbyshire has a wealth of lost histories from Witches, Giants, Druids, Celtics, Wisemen/Women and many more. See Lost Histories for information about documentaries which hope to bring life these lost histories via Short Films. These include films about dry stone wall , romans in Derbyshire and a history of Belper. The company is run by Roland Keates, a local film maker.
For many photographs from Derbyshire and the Peak District please see Derbyshire and Peak District Photographs