Kent in film
Scarlett Johansson with Justin Chadwick
The Other Boleyn Girl
Kent took a starring role in the big budget movie 'The Other Boleyn Girl' with three Kent locations used for filming.
Ravishing frocks and heaving bosoms are the main constituents of The Other Boleyn Girl, an entertaining bodice ripper lightly disguised as historical fiction. Rip-roaring too are the Kent locations used as a back-drop.
Based on Philippa Gregory's hugely popular novel, The Other Boleyn Girl is a passionate story of love, rivalry and a family torn apart by ambition.
Against the epic backdrop of perhaps the defining period in English history, this is an intimate study of a relationship between a man and two sisters: the youngest replaces her sister in the man's affections, starting a chain of events that lead ultimately to her death.
The man is Henry VIII, King of England, and the two sisters Mary and Anne Boleyn. Mary is the first to catch the King's eye, but is cast aside in favour of the dazzling Anne, whose passionate nature and relentless pursuit of the crown propel her towards her doom.
The films director is Justin Chadwick. Listen to Dominic King's interview with the man himself:
The movie starring Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson and Eric Bana was filmed here in Kent at locations including Dover Castle, Penshurst Place and Knole House in Sevenoaks.
Listen to Dominic King's report from behind the scenes at Kent's historic movie sets:
last updated: 08/06/2009 at 11:43
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