Death Comes to Pemberley

In 2013 Chatsworth starred as the romantic backdrop of Pemberley in BBC One's 'Death Comes to Pemberley,' the Pride and Prejudice sequel based on P.D James' bestselling novel.

The three part series stars Matthew Rhys (The Americans) as Mr Darcy alongside Anna Maxwell Martin (The Bletchley Circle) as Elizabeth Darcy. A host of well-known actors also feature in the series, including Matthew Goode (Dancing on the Edge) as Mr Wickham, Jenna Louise Coleman (Dr Who) as Lydia Wickham, Trevor Eve (Waking the Dead) as Sir Selwyn Hardcastle and Penelope Keith (The Good Life) as Lady Catherine de Bourgh.

More than 100 cast and crew relocated to Chatsworth for a week in July 2013 to film scenes for the series. During filming, the beautiful South and West facades of the house were used to depict Pemberley's famous exteriors, whilst rooms inside the house such as the Painted Hall, Great Dining Room, Sculpture Gallery and Oak Room were transformed to depict Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth's home.

"Elizabeth and Darcy, now six years married and with two young sons, are preparing for the lavish annual ball at their magnificent Pemberley home. The unannounced arrival of Elizabeth's wayward sister Lydia, however, brings an abrupt and shocking halt to proceedings when she stumbles out of her chaise screaming that her husband Wickham has been murdered."