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Tuesday November 13th 2018

Anne Of The Thousand Days | 1969

Anne Of The Thousand Days film location: Anne Boleyn's childhood home: Hever Castle, Kent.
Anne Of The Thousand Days location: Anne Boleyn's childhood home: Hever Castle, Kent | wikimedia / Charlesdrakew

A straightforward account of the doomed marriage between Henry VIII (Richard Burton) and Anne Boleyn (Genevieve Bujold), largely filmed on sets at Shepperton Studios, where the major interiors were built (they were later recycled for Hammer’s Countess Dracula).

Real locations include Anne Boleyn’s actual childhood home of Hever Castle, between Sevenoaks and East Grinstead, three miles south of Edenbridge in Kent. The double-moated house is set in 40 acres of garden.

The rare, authentic Tudor garden belongs to Penshurst Place & Gardens, one of the finest 14th century manor houses in England, in Penshurst village a couple of miles east of Hever Castle, and now home of the Viscount de l’Isle, former Governor General of Australia. You can see the interior of Penshurst in The Princess Bride, The Other Boleyn Girl and Young Sherlock Holmes.

The hunting scenes were filmed in southwest London’s Richmond Park.