Brideshead Revisited (film)  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel



This film version tells the story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in the pre-WWII era. Charles Ryder (Matthew Goode, "Match Point," "The Lookout") becomes entranced with the noble Marchmain family, first through the charming and provocative Sebastian Flyte (Ben Whishaw, "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer"), and then his sophisticated sister, Julia (Hayley Atwell, "Cassandra's Dream" and the future "The Duchess"). The rise and fall of Charles' infatuations reflect the decline of a decadent era in England between the wars. Academy Award-winner Emma Thompson co-stars as Lady Marchmain.



David Yates was set to direct this film, but had to step aside from the director's chair to direct Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix instead. While Yates was attached, Paul Bettany, Jennifer Connelly, and Jude Law were cast in the roles of Charles, Julia and Sebastian, respectively.


The location used for Brideshead is, in fact, Castle Howard in North Yorkshire. Though Chatsworth House was considered, it was finally decided to return to Castle Howard - the original location of the popular TV serial of the same name, which was first broadcast in 1981. The Brideshead Revisited TV series has contributed to Castle Howard's success as a major tourist and visitor attraction, only 13 miles from the historic city of York. Filming of the Brideshead Revisited film took place at Castle Howard during the summer of 2007 and many film extras were employed from the local population.

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